In 1996, Mike Parris worked as a robotics engineer at Carnegie Mellon. While he developed technology used on the Mars rover expeditions, his friends began building custom skis that would allow them to ride the terrain Jackson Hole had to offer. Mike pitched in with his mechanical expertise now and then to help design the equipment and process, ultimately leaving behind his career in robotics to create handcrafted skis that would forever leave a mark on the ski industry.

Igneous Skis was founded by Mike's friend, Adam Sherman, and is now operated by Mike Parris in Jackson, WY where he customizes only 100 pairs of skis each season, carefully tailoring each pair entirely by hand.

NeverGroomed.com offers skiers an elite collection of handmade skis designed to perform in the wildest mountains and most demanding conditions. By embracing the labor-intensive craftsmanship of smaller, independent brands, NeverGroomed is making fresh tracks in an industry dominated by mass-produced skis.

A film by WZRD
@wzrdmedia

Produced by NeverGroomed.com

Director
Galen Knowles @gknowproductions

Executive Producer
Jason Maupin

Additional Cinematography
Phil Hessler & Ian Avery-Leaf

Grip
Nikki Hessler

Music
Craig Murdock: soundcloud.com/craigmurdock
Royal Deluxe from MusicBed.com

Audio
Austin Federa

Visit
nevergroomed.com/
igneousskis.com/

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Wyoming Short Film Contest

Congratulations to the guys at WZRD and director Galen Knowles. Their short documentary "Igneous Skis" is the winner of the 2016 Wyoming Short Film Contest. Read the full story here: blog.filmwyoming.com/2016/05/short-documentary-igneous-skis-wins-the-2016-wyoming-short-film-contest.html

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Congratulations to the guys at WZRD and director Galen Knowles. Their short documentary "Igneous Skis" is the winner of the 2016 Wyoming Short Film Contest. Read the full story here: blog.filmwyoming.com/2016/05/short-documentary-igneous-skis-wins-the-2016-wyoming-short-film-contest.html

Thanks to all the entrants in this year's contest. There was some serious talent on display, and we hope to see all of you back in January for the 2017 contest.

You can still watch all of this year’s entries at Wyoming Short Film Contest

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The Wyoming Film Office works hand-in-hand with the film, television and advertising industries bringing production into the state. It’s our mission to provide filmmakers with a positive production experience, whether they’re using our state as an incredible backdrop or featuring the landscape as its own epic character. For more info, visit filmwyoming.com/

28 Comments

Province Media

Province Media

So good! Love the look of this and the skis look sick!

Sam Morrill

Sam Morrill Staff

Nice work, gents. Almost makes me want to trade in my snowboard for a pair of these. Almost.

Eli Derrick

Eli Derrick

This is what I have wanted to do with my life since I started to ski to see some one do this is amazeinf

Noisy Andrew

Noisy Andrew

this bloke gets life.
well done that man.
swooosh..

Charlie Ekman

Charlie Ekman

Great story and extremely nice skies! What song is it? Just says music 'Craig Michael' but I can't find the song in the end.

M Edward Lovett

M Edward Lovett

Well, that just brought back 80s memories! Love the fact that the top deck is all natural wood showing through, though I surely hope he puts his name or initials somewhere, even discretely on the back? the Toe? Nice stuff.

Kathy Colman

Kathy Colman

Great story telling. This little film just flowed, it really sucked me in.
I watched it 3 times and had to comment !

EgelmairPhotography

EgelmairPhotography Plus

Wow! Amazing work, the skis and the video. Makes me wanna go shred some pow really bad😁

German Nikolenko

German Nikolenko

Прошу прощения за мой русский, но ролик просто великолепный, сюжет - прекрасный! Спасибо, вы очень хорошие люди!!!

Jake Schumacher

Jake Schumacher

That opening shot is incredible, Galen. Any chance you can share how you controlled exposure?

Galen Knowles

Galen Knowles PRO

Thanks Jake! I shot it on the 5D I set the camera to aperture priority and let the camera naturally ramp exposure

Miguel Borges

Miguel Borges

Great video, great concept, wonderful sound. Congrats!

One Market Media -Toronto Video

One Market Media -Toronto Video PRO

This is the best form of marketing - tell an engaging story and support it with great footage. I want a pair of those skis! (That's the exact outcome you want from a promotional video btw...)

Great job on this video guys.

Elliot Laubach

Elliot Laubach Plus

I've watched this multiple times. Very well done overall. The story and the flow of the piece.

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