1. The first in a series of 3 ski-travel episodes (Ep2: La Grave - A Skier's Journey / Ep3: Freshfield Icefield - A Skier's Journey), skiers Chad Sayers and Tobin Seagel travel halfway around the world to Kashmir to ski the high altitude Gulmarg gondola, only to find the snow pack is a ticking time bomb. Never the less, they find safe areas to ski and discover the beauty of Kashmir and the Himalaya - its people and its landscape.

    Presented by Gore-tex and Arcteryx.com.

    Production - Jordan Manley
    Skiers - Chad Sayers & Tobin Seagel
    Narration - Chad Sayers
    Animation - Chad Manley
    Music - "Ringa Ringa" by AR Rahman
    "Bachpan" by Gurpreet Lally & Arshpreet
    Special thanks to Anthony Bonello

    Next episode - La Grave: A Skier's Journey Ep2 vimeo.com/15315278

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  2. The second in a series of 3 ski-travel episodes (Ep1: Kashmir - A Skier's Journey / Ep3: Freshfield Icefield - A Skier's Journey), skiers Chad Sayers and Tobin Seagel continue their worldly winter journey arriving in La Grave, France - home to the Téléphérique La Grave-La Meije, a quirky yet stalwart cable car that transports skiers to 3200m, high in the Southern French Alps.

    Here, the terrain is wild, unmarked, and unpatrolled - a stripped down, raw version of big mountain skiing. With 2km of vertical drop, a simple ski run journeys through a labyrinth of glaciers, couloirs, and forest glades. Local freerider Bruno Florit, and UIAGM mountain guide Joe Vallone share how unique and special La Grave is, but also reveal the respect a skier must have for the mountain when in search of such deep rewards.

    Presented by Gore-tex and Arcteryx.com

    Production - Jordan Manley
    Skiers - Chad Sayers, Chad Manley, Tobin Seagel, and Jordan Manley (POV)
    Narration - Chad Sayers, Bruno Florit, and Joe Vallone
    Animation - Chad Manley
    Music - "Comme des enfants (Le Matos Remix)" and "Fondu au noir" by Cœur de pirate
    "Moth" by Brian Borcherdt
    Audio post-production - Marlowe Northcott
    Special thanks to Michel Morere, Téléphérique La Grave-La Meije

    Kashmir: A Skier's Journey Ep1 vimeo.com/13085385

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  3. The last in a series of 3 ski-travel episodes (Ep1: Kashmir - A Skier's Journey / Ep2: La Grave - A Skier's Journey), Jordan Manley returns home to Canada, visiting the iconic Canadian Rockies. Set to the backdrop of Banff National Park and the Freshfield Icefield, Manley and the Sherpas Cinema crew round out their ski season, climbing and skiing for 6 days out of their picturesque base camp.

    Presented by Gore-tex and Arcteryx.com

    Special thanks to Sherpas Cinema. This episode was produced alongside the filming of their 2 year film project, "All I Can". Check out their incredible work, at: sherpascinema.com

    Production & Narration - Jordan Manley
    Writing - Jordan Manley, Chad Manley
    Skiers - Eric Hjorleifson, Chris Rubens, Callum Petit, James Heim
    Additional footage provided by Sherpas Cinema
    Music - "Johnny Rooke" by Elliot Brood
    "Sweet Little Duck" by Kathleen Edwards

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  4. If your beloved ski hill ran out of money and had no choice but to close, what would you do? With time running out for majestic Shames Mountain in Northern BC, local skiers from Terrace, Prince Rupert, and Kitimat have decided to take matters into their own hands and buy the ski hill as a community co-operative. Friends of Shames: A Skier's Journey EP1 [Season 2] is a look into what's at stake for the people who call Shames home, and sheds light onto a different way of owning & operating a ski hill. And of course, there are plenty of deep turns and stunning terrain along the way.

    Presented by Arcteryx.com, The GORE-TEX® Brand, and VIO-pov.com

    Production: Jordan Manley
    Skiing & Narration: Chad Sayers
    Story editor: Chad Manley

    Smooth flights from Vancouver to Terrace courtesy of: hawkair.ca

    For more information about the co-op visit:

    Many, many thanks to:
    Darryl Tucker & Hawk Air
    Brad & Kim Zeerip
    Susan Hubbard & Clint Fraser/Northern BC Tourism
    Graham Genge/Kermodei Tourism
    Polly Rudderham
    The Skimson Family
    Rod Gee
    Harry Murphy

    "We Can All Be Saved" by Cary Bird
    "Melon Collies" by Cary Bird
    "Northern Air" by Elliott BROOD
    "City Lights" by Jon-Rae Fletcher

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  5. High in the Canadian Arctic, 5 friends venture to the frozen fjords of North West Baffin Island during spring time. Ancient and colossal, these branching hallways of rock are the domain of seals and polar bears, and relied upon by local Inuit hunters. For visiting skiers, the fjords are nothing short of a dream. In every direction, giant couloirs ascend thousands of feet above the sea ice, weaving in between some of the tallest and cliffs on the planet. Baffin Island: A Skier's Journey EP2 [Season 2] is a step through these magical spaces.

    Presented by Arcteryx.com, The GORE-TEX® Brand, and VIO-pov.com

    Producer: Jordan Manley
    Narrator: Chad Sayers
    Additional footage: Jamie Bond/doglotion.com/
    Story editor: Chad Manley chadmanley.ca/


    Chad Sayers
    Marcus Waring
    Jordan Manley
    Tobin Seagel
    Jamie Bond

    Rope Access Tech: Marcus Waring

    Many, many thanks to:

    Andrew McLean
    Natalie Smith & Crystal Dare
    Leslie & Thomas (our Inuit guides)
    Dr. Sheri Gearheard
    Dr. Jason Briner
    Black Diamond Equipment
    Sam Mcdonald at Surefoot Whistler


    "Introduction" by Sainkho Namtchylak
    "Tategak" by Tanya Tagak
    "Her Voice" by NEO Sounds LLC
    "Sicrets of Life" by NEO Sounds LLC
    "Keep the Streets Empty for Me" by Fever Ray
    "Fox - Tiriganiak" by Tanya Tagak

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