More than 30 of this season’s ski trailers

The Tahoe Weekly has rounded up the latest ski trailer releases for the season from production crews big and small. Enjoy these releases and stay tuned for more releases along with info on local showings at

Absinthe Films

From the longest-standing independent snowboard filmmakers comes “TurboDojo,” the new-new from the Absinthe crew featuring Mikkel Bang, Nicolas Müller, Hans Mindnich, Brandon Cocard, Austen Sweetin, Brendan Gerard, Ben Ferguson, Kimmy Fasani and more. |

Local Showings
Sept. 28 | Donner Summit
Sept. 29 | Alibi Ale Works Truckee
Sept. 30 | MontBleu Casino

Bird Flu Crew
“Bird Flu Crew, The Movie”

Lake Tahoe’s 2016-17 winter will go down in the record books as legendary. South Lake Tahoe’s own Bird Flu Crew was there documenting ever bit of it. This film, “Bird Crew Flu, The Movie” features back-country boarding, sled carnage and footage from around the Basin.

Featuring riding by Carson Pippin, Jordan Nield, Ross Patton, BJ Linne and friends. Filmed by Daniel Vega, David Schue, Ryder England and Greg Saunders. Edited by Ross Patton. Shot almost entirely in the Tahoe Basin.

Local Freshies and South Lake Brewing Company presents the Tahoe premiere of Transworld Snowboarding’s film “Arcadia” and “Bird Flu Crew, The Movie” at South Lake Brewing Company on Nov. 17. The evening also features the premiere of the new Red Bull Holden Racing Team video and the film “Future Free Heel” featuring Ty Dayberry.

This Pray for Snow Party is also a fundraiser for the Sierra Avalanche Center. This event will be the perfect mix of local, snow and fun to help kick off the ski season. Be sure to come hungry as local food truck High on Food will be serving gourmet popcorn as well as tasty theater treats like nachos, hot dogs and much more.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. for this free all ages event.

Local showings
Nov. 17 | 7:30 p.m.
South Lake Tahoe Brewing Company

“Vibes and Stuff”

Vibes and Stuff | Series Trailer from Burrrlapz on Vimeo.

BURRRLAPZ announces its three-part Web series dropping this fall. Shot in British Columbia, “Vibes and Stuff” is a collection of skiing footage set to favorite songs.

Look for the Web series to drop with Episode 1 “Home” on Nov. 18; Episode 2 “Road” on Nov. 25; and Episode 3 “Woods” on Dec. 2.

Dendrite Studios


“Numinous” is a film two years in the making as Kye Petersen and friends travel the world in search of steep lines and epic terrain, capturing beautiful footage of nature’s raw landscapes.

Petersen is one of the most aggressive and talented freeskiers of our age. Born and raised in the British Columbia back country, with a bloodline alive with adventure and a style carved from the landscape itself, Petersen is about to blow the doors off big mountain skiing.
“Numinous” explores the relationships and connections with the natural world that are necessary to safely dance with mountain faces covered in snow. Tuning out and tuning in. Shot exclusively in British Columbia, Numinous follows Peterson and a cadre of fellow snow-sliders into the heart of the some of the most aesthetic and demanding landscapes around.

The full film will be released on Vimeo on Demand on Oct. 9. |

Local Showings
Oct. 5 | Homewood Mountain Resort

DPS Skis
“Song of the Nomad”

As one of the finest ski manufacturers in the industry, DPS Skis knows the value of not only top notch equipment but also bringing the stoke to each ski season. This film series accomplishes just that, and is guaranteed to leave you itching for powder days. Members of the DPS crew ventured to Kyrgyzstan, Japan and Alaska to film four shorts that comprise the fourth volume of DPS Cinematic’s The Shadow Campaign.

Partnering with Outdoor Research, crew members were sent across the globe to find the stunning scenery and epic turns that make “The Shadow Campaign” a truly unique viewing experience.

“The stories that our filmmakers … tell while exploring these locations will once again get skiers stoked for the upcoming season,” says DPS Cinematic executive producer, Dan Benshoff, in a release.

Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City will be the only North America host of the popular and artistically created cinematic event. To celebrate, DPS will use Tahoe City event as the world-premier of the fourth and final film of the Cinematic line-up, the eagerly anticipated Ben Sturgelewski masterpiece, “Song of the Nomad.” |

Alpenglow Sports hosts the film showing on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Stephan Drake, the founder of DPS and a visionary in the ski-shaping world, will be on-hand for this exciting evening in Tahoe City. Tickets are $7 and beer will be served with all proceeds benefitting the Tahoe Backcountry Alliance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Tickets

Local Showing
Dec. 9 | Alpenglow Sports

The Faction Collective
“This is Home”

“This is Home” is the first full-length feature film from The Faction Collective coming in October. From Europe to the U.S. and back again. “We follow our athletes as they return to their respective bases around the world to show us how they get it done on home turf,” announces The Faction Collective.

“Revisiting old playgrounds and favorite lines, finding new challenges and scoping out secret spots, this film chronicles what it means to be a freeskier today – where the conditions are what you make of them, and the search for that perfect ride begins in your own backyard.” |

Local Showings
Nov. 2 | Tahoe Art Haus

Good Company

“Guest List”

Tom Wallisch and the Good Company crew return with their second full-length film, “Guest List,” in October featuring world-class urban, park and back-country skiing, all with their trademark fun style.

Travel the world with Good Company as they seek out new cities, fresh pow and never been done tricks. The “Guest List” for this party is stacked and just getting started. |

HG Skis
“Eat the Guts”

HG Skis releases its two-year endeavor, “Eat the Guts,” in October. |

HG Skis Presents: Eat The Guts – Trailer from eat the guts on Vimeo.

Janky Films

“Room for Improvement”

Tahoe film company, Janky Films, presents its Web series, “Room for Improvement,” featuring local skiers and snowboarders riding ski resorts and back country in California. The Janky crew enjoyed some of the best conditions the Tahoe region has seen in six years, capitalizing on the amazing storm skiing and a few cold, sunny days. The film also includes a segment from South America with footage from Cerro Catedral in Argentina that was filmed this summer.
Featuring Jed Kravitz, Henry Holdsworth, Anthony Santos, Chris Hounsell and Hazen Woolson. Homewood Mountain Resort hosts a showing of the film on Oct. 5, along with a showing of “Numinous,” at the North Lodge at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at |

Local Showings
Oct. 5 | Homewood Mountain Resort

Jeremy Jones’

“Life of Glide”

After raising the bar for back-country snowboarding with “Further, Deeper and Higher,” Jeremy Jones’ latest film, “Life of Glide” is a celebration of pure snowboarding and the simple pleasures.

The inspiration for Life of Glide comes from a poem Jones wrote, in which he summoned up the greatest influences he experienced in the mountains and dissected his lifelong passion for the simple and sacred feeling he calls “the glide.”

The showing is at 7 p.m. at Tahoe Art Haus in Tahoe City with a Q&A with cinematographers Tim Manning and Mike Hatchett.

Jones will also show his 60-second POW (Protect Our Winters) commercial and discuss climate change, as well as show TGR’s latest Sierra foot-powered segment and talk about back-country exploration in the Sierra.|


“70/30,” a short urban film filmed, edited and produced by the riders. “70/30” features skiing in Colorado, Utah, Minnesota and New York City. Premiering at iF3 Festival from Oct 26 to 29. Releasing online for free as a two-part movie in early November. |

JonBob Productions
“An Atmospheric River Runs Through It”

Tahoe’s own JonBob Productions presents the new film, “An Atmospheric River Runs Through It,” at the Tahoe Art Haus in Tahoe City on Nov. 1.

On the heels of the decent winter of 2016, what would 2017 bring? Predictions bounced around, almanacs were published, but soon enough Mother Nature would confidently answer the question. Ten atmospheric rivers pounded Lake Tahoe dropping feet of snow, massive amounts of rain and eventually brought some of the best skiing the JonBob crew has experienced. Follow an extremely talented group of back-country skiers as they tackle local zones with exceptional conditions. |

Local Showings
Nov. 1 | Tahoe Art Haus

Legs of Steel
“Same Difference”

From the award-winning Legs of Steel comes an exciting new documentary that will draw you into the seemingly divided worlds that play out within some of skiing’s most unique and exciting disciplines.

Follow Alpine race legend Felix Neureuther through a testing competitive season full of ultimate highs and lows. Take a ride with Fabian Lentsch and Sven Kueenle as they venture to the nerve centre of freeride skiing in Alaska, and watch on with anticipation as Freestyler Paddy Graham and his gang attempt to redefine gravity with the biggest jump ever attempted.

“Same Difference” is a film about speed, turns, jumps, milliseconds, precision, ups and downs, frustration and relief premiering on Oct. 8. |

Level 1

HABIT – Official Trailer from Level 1 on Vimeo.

The 18th movie from Level 1, “Habit,” premiers on Sept. 16 as a guide to skiing:

“There are as many paths as there are people. Some choose to be carpet salesman, others choose to be skiers. These behaviors are part of life’s routine, and consciously or not, we’re all slaves to it somehow,” write the filmmakers. “But you can’t have the result without the process; you must get up to go down. Let this be your field guide to the minutia, the frivolities and of course the addiction to pure, uncut, freedom. Go ahead, scratch that itch. Because after all, we are creatures of Habit.”

Moment Skis hosts the local premier on Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. featuring four breweries in the beer garden with Great Basin, Lead Dog, Mill Street Still & Brew and The Depot, along with Nomeats food truck. There will be free giveaways during the evening. The event benefits The Holland Project.

Tickets are $10 for the film and beer garden, and $5 for the film only. Tickets are available online at |

Local Showing
Sept. 22 | 7:30 p.m.
Moment Skis | Sparks, Nev.

Matchstick Productions
“Drop Everything”

 The winter of 2017 provided the team at Matchstick Productions with a clean slate and an opportunity to get back to their roots. As illustrated by the new trailer for “Drop Everything,” that shift in thinking meant that everyone involved had fun making this new ski film.

READ MORE: Matchstick Productions releases new ski flick trailer

“Drop Everything,” is the brainchild of veteran director Scott Gaffney, the man behind “There’s Something About McConkey” and other Matchstick classics. Gaffney talked to the Tahoe Weekly before the film debut on Sept. 14. Click here to read the full story.

Audiences can expect unparalleled performances from many of the top skiers in the world captured in world-class destinations including Meadow Lodge, British Columbia, Tahoe, Whistler, British Columbia, Crested Butte, Colo., Revelstoke, British Columbia, and Silverton, Colo.

The film will come to the region with an Oct. 11 showing at Olympic Village Lodge at 8 p.m. and on Oct. 12 at Bundox Bocce in Reno, Nev.

Sky Tavern hosts a showing during its Pray for Snow Party on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the festivities with food and drink sales, silent auction, raffle and more. Entry is $5 at the door. Benefits the junior ski program. Some activities outside; dress warmly. |

Local Showings
Oct. 11 | 8 p.m.
Olympic Village Lodge | Olympic Valley

Oct. 12
Bundox Bocce | Reno, Nev.

Dec. 1
Sky Tavern | Reno, Nev.

Dec. 13
Tahoe Art Haus | Tahoe City

“Wishes and Reality”

WISHES AND REALITY || TEASER from MIDIAFILM | Michael Bernshausen on Vimeo.

A ski movie dedicated to a topic which is both everyday and far from the ordinary. Expectations. And the many outcomes of those,” write the filmmakers from MidiaFilm on “Wishes and Reality.”

“Will you dare to hurl yourself into the journey? Cima Tosa, Italy. Hokkaido, Japan. Silvretta Montafon, Austria. Vorkuta, Russia. The physical challenge. A steep face a vertical kilometre high, demanding uncountable steps up and crashes down. The cooperation. Riders, film-crew, locals. The weather conditions. Fog like milk soup, crushed snow, tree jungle, powder. And the personal rollercoaster of feelings. Motivated. Disappointed. Surprised. Happy. The Prediction? Uncertain The Adventure? Unforgettable! The Conclusion? Wishes and Reality.” |

OnSlaught Crew


“Movement is all around us, it makes the world go round. We all move in our own ways, This is what moves us, and we hope that it moves you to get out there and do what moves you,” writes the filmmakers at OnSlaught Crew about the newest release. “Life is a battle we are all fighting together. From the streets to the peaks, kill it.” |

Local Showings
Oct. 21
Alibi Ale Works | Incline Village, Nev.

“The Last Hill; Until the Next One Trailer”

Searching for an honest adventure right out their backdoor, a group of skiers and snowboarders travel south from Reno, Nev., on bicycles loaded down with ski and camp gear. Their sights on Mount Whitney and the endless back-country ski terrain along the way, these off-the-couch bikers hilariously struggle to keep both wheels moving along the iconic Highway 395 from a new angle: the Sierra saddle vista.

“The Last Hill” follows a group of skiers and snowboarders on a quest for back-country terrain as they travel by bicycle down Highway 395 of the Sierra.

“Depth Perception”

Meet “Depth Perception,” Travis Rice’s latest brainchild starring fellow Quiksilver riders Bryan FoxAusten Sweetin, Roxy’s Robin Van Gyn and the master himself.

Set deep in the layers of British Columbia’s temperate forest, the furthest inland rainforest in the world, “Depth Perception” returns to the roots of snowboarding and showcases the unique connection each rider shares with nature. The film sucks you into a supernatural wonderland and invites you to enjoy the best back-country snowboarding this planet has to offer.

Narrated in a style reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s films, “Depth Perception” gives you the backstory on each of the riders and the BC environment. It will make you laugh, make you learn and most of all make you want to ride.

The movie will premiere on Oct. 16 in Bozeman, Mont. |

REI and DuctTapeThenBeer
“Follow Through”

People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich. Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At 16, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook “The Chuting Gallery.” Irreverent and wonderfully arbitrary, the guidebook lays out a set of 90 ski mountaineering lines across Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. They were difficult and dangerous. When she first said out loud she wanted to ski them, she was met with laughter.

“Maybe it was because I was five feet tall, or I was a little blonde girl, but I remember that clearly — and it didn’t feel good” says Gleich. After a decade building her skills, Gleich set out to complete her vision and become the skier she dreamt of being.

“Follow Through” is a story of loss, belonging and desire for respect. In this age of hyperconnectivity, which voices do we choose to hear and which do we ignore? Learn more about Caroline’s story at

Local Showings
Nov. 10 | 6:30 p.m.
Alpenglow Sports | Tahoe City, Calif.

Salomon TV

“Fountain Of Youth”

Aging pro freeskier, Mike Douglas, travels to Japan in search of the secrets to perpetual youth and longevity. Between powder skiing sessions, he explores the Japanese diet, fitness, onsens and temples. The most profound advice, however, comes from a day spent with Mount Everest age record holder, Yuichiro Miura, and his son, Gota. |

SkiBig3 and Sherpas Cinema
“Look Up: A Love Letter to Winter”

“Look Up” is the latest short film from Sherpas Cinema, created in collaboration and with support from SkiBig3 and Banff & Lake Louise Tourism, and with assistance from Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity.

A passion project; a love note to Banff National Park and her mysterious, breathtaking, captivating, always-alluring and spectacular winters. A visual tribute to a pure, protected, mountainous place that elicits wonder, the film incites inspiration and stirs up the imaginations of those that make footsteps within it.

The pure awe you find here cannot be escaped, it has a powerful hold on all those that connect with it – and that’ll stay with you. That indelible awe, the lasting impression, is a mark these mountains are guaranteed to leave.

That place, the Canadian Rockies – specifically Banff National Park – plays the lead role within this short feature film, the latest work from Canadian film house Sherpas Cinema. The stage: the majestic winter season that inspires artists, skiers, winter wanderers and wild hearts to discover a new side of these mountains, year after year.

We are held in awe, and constantly inspired by this place, season after season. Peak after peak, she never fails to amaze us, reminding us to just look up. |


“You either feel it or you don’t. Those that don’t, they can’t feel it at all. So they deny it,” opens “ODA,” the newest film from Skilluminati filmed over three seasons. |

Snowboarder Magazine

“Pepper Ep. 1”

Diamond Peak and Olympic champion Sage Kotsenburg will be featured in Snowboarder magazine’s “Pepper” movie.

In the winter of 2016-17, SNOWBOARDER Magazine embarked upon its latest feature-length film, “Pepper.” Featuring Bode Merrill, Chris Grenier, Garrett Warnick, Mikey Rencz, Nils Mindnich, Ozzy Henning, Sage Kotsenburg, Ted Borland, Justin Keniston and friends, “Pepper” is a unique and poignant look at a winter full of shovels, sleds, sends and stomps, directed and edited by the masterful Jon Stark.

Last spring, a crew of the featured riders were at Tahoe’s Diamond Peak ski resort in Incline Village, Nev., to shoot footage for “Pepper.”

With the sun setting over Lake Tahoe in the background, slopestyle Olympic gold medalist Kotsenburg along with Grenier, Henning, Mindnich and Warnick sessioned a custom-built jump on Crystal Ridge. Footage from the two-day film shoot can be seen in Kotsenburg’s “Who Is Pepper? Ep. 1” teaser. “Pepper” is scheduled to be released on iTunes on Oct. 18. |

Tanner Hall

Tanner Hall “TRIUMPH” Teaser from ARMADA SKIS on Vimeo.

Tanner Hall returns in “TRIUMPH,” a season he considers one of the best of his career. Dropping online for free in October featuring a return to Chad’s Gap and his passion for skiing. 

Teton Gravity Research
“Rogue Elements”

In the winter of 2017, the magnitude of winter’s force was on full display all over the world. Join the Teton Gravity Research team as they embark on an adventure filled with fury and glory and witness the unimaginable. Segments of the film feature locals Jeremy Jones and Sammy Luebke.

REI presents the premier screening of “Rogue Elements” at KT Base Bar in the Village at Squaw on Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. At the premier, there will be athlete appearances and prizes. Tickets are on sale now for this one-night-only event. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door, and $5 for ages 16 and younger.

The movie will also show on Oct. 12 at The Freight House at Greater Nevada Field in Reno, Nev. Doors open at 7 p.m. Showing at 8 p.m. Tickets $10. |

Local Showings
Sept. 23 | 7:30 p.m.
KT Base Bar | Village at Squaw

Oct. 12 | 8 p.m.
The Freight House | Reno, Nev.

The Big Picture
“Lite Years”

Lite Years – Official Trailer from The Big Picture on Vimeo.

Presenting the first full-length film from The Big Picture that follows the skiing of Parker White, Chris Logan and friends.

“For seven months of travel, heli, cat, sled filming that most would find demented,” write the filmmakers. |

The Blank Collective
“The Bearing”

“Most people’s bearings are set to points of interest, based on moral decisions. But for these powderhounders, setting calculated direction to four cardinal points on the vast land that shapes British Columbia dictates a gamble that most aren’t willing to take. East, south, west and north is where they will wander,” writes The Blank Collective filmmakers on their new film – “Bearings.”

Transworld Snowboarding


TransWorld SNOWboarding presents its seventh full-length film, “Arcadia” being released on Oct. 10.

“Arcadia” documents snowboarders in a perpetual pursuit of paradise. “Arcadia” is an image or idea of life in a place believed to be perfect. It is a promised land. It is untouched turns, lap after lap. A polished handrail with no cops. A pristine cliff with a bottomless landing. Featuring Halldór Helgason, Alek Oestreng, BYND X MDLS, Victor Daviet, Jesse Paul, The Manboys, Jordan Small, Victor De Le Rue and Red Gerard.

Local Freshies and the South Lake Brewing Company hosts a free, local showing on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. as part of a Pray for Snow Party to benefit Sierra Avalanche Center. There will also be a showing of “Bird Flu Crew, The Movie.”

This event will be the perfect mix of local, snow and fun to help kick off the ski season. Be sure to come hungry as local food truck High on Food will be serving gourmet popcorn, as well as tasty theater treats like nachos, hot dogs and much much more. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and the doors open at 6.

Local showings
Nov. 17 | 7:30 p.m.
South Lake Tahoe Brewing

Ty Dayberry
“Future Freeheel”

This short-film features some of the most progressive telemark skiing to date. Long time telemark athlete Ty Dayberry discusses his views about the current state of freeheel skiing and the influences that fuels his passion for the sport.

Local Freshies and South Lake Brewing Company presents the Tahoe premiere of Transworld Snowboarding’s film “Arcadia” and “Bird Flu Crew, The Movie” at South Lake Brewing Company on Nov. 17. The evening also features the premiere of the new Red Bull Holden Racing Team video and “Future Freeheel.”

This Pray for Snow Party is also a fundraiser for the Sierra Avalanche Center. This event will be the perfect mix of local, snow and fun to help kick off the ski season. Be sure to come hungry as local food truck High on Food will be serving gourmet popcorn as well as tasty theater treats like nachos, hot dogs and much more.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. for this free all ages event.

Local showings
Nov. 17 | 7:30 p.m.
South Lake Tahoe Brewing Company

Warp Wave

“Board the World Film Festival”

Warp Wave is back this year with a collection of six short snowboarding films shot around the world including Tahoe, Switzerland, Scotland, Japan and Chile. The movie stars Danny Davis, Eric Messier, Jeremy Jones, Nick Russel, Johnny Brady and more from the Tahoe-based production company.

For details, visit For tickets, visit

Local Showing
Dec. 8 | Tahoe Art Haus

Warren Miller Entertainment
“Line of Descent”

The lineage of mountain lifestyle continues in Warren Miller Entertainment’s 68th full-length feature film, “Line of Descent,” debuting in October. In this year’s film, WME travels the globe, by land, air and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. Visit the French Alps with professional skier and Tahoe local Amie Engerbretson and come along as WME rides some of the deepest lines of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

Tahoe showings are scheduled for Nov. 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Olympic Village Lodge in Olympic Valley, and on Dec. 1 and 2 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe at 7:30 p.m. Tickets details TBA. |

Local showings
Nov. 24 & 25 | 7:30 p.m.
Olympic Village Lodge | Olympic Valley

Dec. 1 & 2 | 7:30 p.m.
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.