From pow-pow to park lines, these are the cinematic snow edits that kept us sane through the coronavirus lockdown and beyond. Who know’s what winter looks like this year. Maybe travel will be clear for us to venture far across the Northern Hemisphere, or maybe we’ll be hiking lines in the Cairngorms, one thing’s for sure, these videos are gonna get you in the mood to shred.
The boys over at KORUA are fully adept to putting out the most playful and inspirational winter edits and this Japow filled episode is a belter. If you haven’t seen any of their other videos, then expect to take a deep dive through their YouTube back catalogue. In the meantime, settle in for some deep powder turns and incredible edge to edge carving.
The feeling of holding an edge through a turn on a freshly groomed piste can champion any kicker, rail or first descent. This little edit celebrates the road most travelled and has us wanting to get to the lift before the sun comes up so we can get first access to acres and acres of corduroy groomers.
From south of the border comes the Wildlife Crew’s first edit from Cardrona in New Zealand. It’s going to be a quieter winter down there this year, what with the travel restrictions in place, but these guys look like they’re making the most of it having the Cardrona park on South Island pretty much to themselves.
So the season was caught short, but my-my it was a snow filled one. Check out the Freeride World Tour highlights for the 2020 season and see what was thrown down in Verbier. It’s got it all, from spins off natural hits in the backcountry, to leg burning powder turns as well as some hefty cliff drops just for good measure.
As if you needed yet more inspiration for a ‘van life’ road trip, this sick little edit follows two guys building out a tiny pickup truck to explore the chest deep powder fields of northern Japan. This one has all the feels. Low sunlight, powder lines through the forest and an edge of adventure.
Videos from this lot are punk in both nature and substance, taking snowboarding to the streets, rocks and previously unconsidered terrain. Shot totally on iPhone, these edits have a raw feel to them and a DIY attitude that shows you don’t need a fancy filmer and corporate backing to have a good time on the hill. Here we see them making the most of Oregon’s iconic Mt. Hood Meadows.
This film from Patagonia follows the secret life of trees. After watching this, you’ll have a new appreciation for the tree lines you navigate, whether it’s in the heart of the Tirolean Alps, or the sacred hillsides of Hakuba in Japan.
Working from home or for yourself can present you with some great possibilities. Here we take a look at where digital nomads are flocking this winter…