Revverse by The Bunch at Snowpark Zermatt

Reviboys at it again

The sun couldn’t leave them alone.
The mountains surrounded them with joyful reflections of this burning globe in the sky above.
They entered the days with layers of sunscreen thick as the layers of snow.
The sunscreen got particularly smushed on the edges of their widening smiles.

Their smiles never stopped.

They reversed themselves coming into Snowpark Zermatt and did the same thing coming out.

They entered the Revverse

So should you

Video by Gustav Cavallin. Skiing by Douglas Källsbo, Sakarias Majander and Leo Björklund.

Interhome

We stayed in a really sick chalet in Zermatt thanks to Interhome, definitely check them out when you visit Switzerland. Interhome has over 5500 ski properties across Europe, from the cheap and cheerful to the mega-luxury, and everything in between – They operate year round in many resorts, so if you want to get some snow action on the glaciers in shoulder season, you’ll get a great deal. Zermatt is such an iconic resort with the Matterhorn as backdrop, and whether you want to sit in the hot-tub with a great view or be first on the lift in the morning you’ll always find something to fit the bill. Interhome was started in London as Swiss Chalets and is over 50 years old. Interhome now has over 33.000 properties from cottages to castles.

 

About Snowpark Zermatt

Zermatt is a famed mountaineering and ski resort of the Swiss Alps and they have taken them time to put together an excellent snowpark that is fun for all levels of skiers. There are jibs, rails, boxes, tables, and kickers suited for every taste at Zermatt’s Gravity Park. The snow park and halfpipe are open nearly the whole year and suitable for all levels of riders. The park crew is one of the best in Europe and the views of the Matterhorn are mind blowing. Enhancing your experience is the fact that there are no cars here. This creates a welcoming atmosphere with fresh, crisp air allowing you to feel a part of the village. It truly draws you in, with both visitors and locals moving about on foot. Zermatt has been called the ‘Mountain Mecca’ thanks to it’s 29 mountains soaring over 13,100 feet. It is home to nine of Europe’s ten highest mountains. It is also home to the highest ski lift in Europe and the largest summer skiing area in the Alps. If your looking for lodging, Interhome will get you set up in style.

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Rew Fonk

Rew Fonk is equally past tense as it is the future.

Early season in Lycksele and Hemavan, both a part of the Lappland yewlery.

A video made by Andreas Olofsson.
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Skiing by Leo Björklund, Sakarias Majander , Erik Pousette.
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Music.

Intro by LeeB

‘Mind Field’ performed by Jonny Drop

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Rew Fonk was filmed by The Bunch in Lappland, Sweden. Skiers looking for adventure in the Arctic Circle can find:

  • Riksgränsen. 200km north of the Arctic Circle and home to the grand finale of the Scandinavian Freeride Championships. A great area for backcountry skiing and close to the border with Norway. Riksgränsen is also known for its heli-skiing.
  • Björkliden. A family-friendly resort with groomed, above treeline skiing and no waiting in line back at the lift. Accessible from the same train that runs to Riksgränsen.
  • Dundret. Also accessible by rail, Dundret offers a long skiing season (October – May) and a variety of terrain. Hook up with a local and beg for a tour of the backcountry.
  • Storklinten. Another great family-friendly resort which is also close to the coast for other great sight-seeing. All runs end up back at the center of the resort.

 

Rew Fonk

Photo credit: Wikipedia; Oskar Karlin from Stockholm, Sweden

Powder Skiing Chile: Ian Hamilton wins Poor Boyz Undiscovered

In early 2015, Poor Boyz Productions launched Poor Boyz Undiscovered: a month-long search for the best unknown skiers out there. Athletes were invited to submit a 90-second edit, and, based on online voting and a panel of judges, three athletes won a $5,000.00 cash prize and a trip powder skiing Chile’s Andes Mountains with Poor Boyz in the summer of 2015. One of the three winners was Ian Hamilton. Take a look at Ian’s edit reel below, and then check out some photos and read Ian’s quick take on the whole experience.

 

Ian laying down lines while powder skiing Chile's Andes. Photo cred Ian Hamilton.

 

Revision Skis: Do you want to start out with the basics of the contest itself? When you decided to enter, everything it took to drum up votes, etc?

I originally saw the contest on Facebook and didn’t pay it much attention until a bunch of people encouraged me to enter. After I looked at the judging criteria and rules I knew I had a pretty good shot at winning so I got together all my best shots and sent them over to my buddy Zach Falen to get them into a 90 second piece. I was super pumped on my edit and really wanted to go to Chile so I went all out. I contacted all my friends, family, and sponsors to help spread the word and I was absolutely blown away by the response I got. A huge thanks to everyone who watched, shared, and voted. I couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support.

Terrain to expect when powder skiing Chile. Photo cred Ian Hamilton.


Revision Skis: On the trip itself, emotions heading into some powder skiing in Chile? Were you stoked, anxious, a little bit of everything? Did you guys have a smooth trip there?

It was weird winning the contest and knowing the trip was going to happen but having a huge period of time before we actually went. It didn’t really seem real all summer so when the time actually came to go to the airport I was almost in shock. I had no idea what to expect, just a ticket and my gear. It was an easy trip there though, I left Montana around 1 pm and was in Atlanta by 7:30 where I met up with most of the crew before the overnight flight to Santiago. We arrived in Santiago the next morning by 7 and after we got through customs we filmed packing up the van before taking off to Valle Nevado which was an hour north. We ended up going skiing right when we got to Valle Nevado so it was a crazy two days and I slept like a rock my first night in Chile.

Revision Subtraction powder skis; powder skiing Chile. Photo cred Ian Hamilton.

Revision Skis: How about the lodging?

The lodging was incredible, we partnered with Valle Nevado and then Rocanegra Lodge when we skied outside of Chillan. It the best I have ever stayed and eaten on a ski trip hands down. It was a crazy experience not knowing enough Spanish to communicate and having to do a lot of learning through observing and testing. There was a lot of food that wasn’t familiar but was delicious, and I still don’t know exactly what it was.

The best down time was definitely at Rocanegra Lodge, it is an absolute paradise. Located one valley over from the ski area Nevados de Chillan, Rocanegra is almost a nature retreat. You are surrounded by awesome mountains and the lodge looks like a medieval castle. There are also hottubs, a sauna, a pool and a yoga house. Not to mention the 5 course meals were delectable. I can’t wait to go back someday.

Powder skiing Chile. Photo cred Ian Hamilton.

Revision Skis: Culture?

Honestly I was surprised at how little culture shock I had. People are people no matter where you go, just trying to live their lives to the fullest. The language barrier was a little strange but everyone was super friendly and stoked on what we were doing. It made me want to travel way more and experience as many places as possible.

Bluebird day while powder skiing Chile's Andes Mountains. Photo cred Ian Hamilton.

Revision Skis: Terrain?

Ian Hamilton: The Andes blew me away. Never before had I skied such giant alpine peaks. I grew up skiing steep tree runs so having a completely open face was a bit disconcerting. It was totally a learning experience being in those mountains and I am undoubtedly hooked. There were so many options for jumps and cliff hits that we didn’t even scratch the surface. I really want to go back for a longer trip and see more of the terrain.

Andes Mountains: powder skiing Chile. Photo cred Ian Hamilton.

Revision Skis: New friends made?

Over the course of the trip the entire crew became great friends. I can’t thank the PBP crew enough for such an incredible experience. One of the best parts of the trip for me, however, was spending time with our guides. Having passionate skiers and boarders show you their home terrain is so awesome. I was blown away by how similar-minded a person who lives in a different hemisphere could be. The owner of Rocanegra and also our guide, Ruben, thought about the world in exactly the same way I did. We had great talks about how interconnected everything is and how interaction with nature is a crucial component of a live well lived. I made friends that I will never forget and I hope to see them soon.

Powder skiing Chile - Sunset in the Andes. Photo cred Ian Hamilton.

Revision Skis: Thoughts on the performance of the skis?

I was so pumped on how the Subtractions skied. We had a lot of variable conditions because we arrived a couple days after a storm. Most places were either wind or sun affected so you had to adjust your skiing every time we changed aspects. The Subtractions handled everything we encountered perfectly, from punchy jump landings to blower faceshots. I can’t believe how well they perform for both jumping and skiing, they are the most playful ski I have ever skied on.

Heli powder skiing Chile's Andes Mountains. Photo cred Ian Hamilton.

Revision Skis: What was your overall experience while powder skiing Chile? 

The trip really gave me a whole new perspective on both skiing and traveling. Skiing has really become a vehicle for me to travel and experience the world in a way that would otherwise be impossible. My life has been so positively affected by not just skiing but the people I have met through skiing. It is incredible to share such a burning passion for sliding down a mountain with people from around the world. I truly believe that connecting with nature and other people through something as simple as skiing is one of the best parts of life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

CONGRATS again Ian on winning this sick contest and opportunity!

Powder skiing Chile has Ian like.. Photo cred Ian Hamilton.

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The Bunch Finito

Our friends at The Bunch recently released the third installment of their movie series, Finito.  We are proud to have supported the guys along their journey last season as they worked really hard to make this all come together.  Watch Revisionairies Tobias Sedlacek, Leo Bjorklund, Douglas Kallsbo, Erik Pousette, Sakarias Majander, and Jen’s Nilson in this instant classic ski film.  The Bunch Finito was put together over the course of 14 months, while traveling Sweden, Norway, France, Russia, and North America. To read more about The Bunch Finito, check out the following articles below.

The Bunch Finito Media Coverage:

The Bunch’s skiers are totally out of this world. They move in a world of art and of weirdness, a world of freedom without compromises, without any desire to join the “normal” one or to water down their own to make it accessible to us. -Downdays

Known for their creativity, positive vibes, and commitment to the crew, the collective shot footage in Sweden, Norway, Russia, France, and the U.S. for the free, feature-length film. Whether hitting rails in a grimy urban setting or hitting natural features in stunning, high-alpine settings, The Bunch can find their flow just about anywhere. And though they take their filming and editing seriously, they certainly haven’t forgotten what it’s all about—evident in goofy group shots, wild editing choices, and general shenaniganizing. -Powder Magazine

 

Fully Legal

A lot goes on in a typical day besides skiing. Even if you are an all-star, and ski first chair to last chair, skiing only can occupy about a third of your day (at least that’s how much it is at Keystone where the majority of the Fully Legal video was filmed). The other two thirds of our days as skiers are consumed by sleep and consumption of varying forms.

During our time in Colorado we stayed in Frisco. Anywhere from ten to 15 of us crammed into a two-bedroom condo that had 5 beds, claimed to sleep 7 and if you were inventive it could handle 10. This left a few bodies on the floor from time to time and myself outside on the deck in a pair of sleeping bags.

Evenings were filled with family dinners that took hours to prepare due to the size of the kitchen. More than one chef was too many for that space, but we made it work and we managed to eat most nights. Somewhere in this timeframe a groggy exclamation of “Poyben?!” would surface. This was our quasi-swedish-english way of asking if we should watch another Harry Potter movie. If enough residents agreed we would pick up where we left off, if not then we defaulted to South Park or The Office until we all passed out.

Mornings were slow. Really slow. Jens would be up at 6AM to continue editing Finito, but otherwise no one else had a schedule to worry about. Breakfast was optional. Skiing was considered but usually delayed by the drying of mittens and charging of batteries. Somehow we would pull it together, organize a dozen or so people and load up a few vehicles to take off towards the mountain. This video, Fully Legal, is about what happened next.

-Tall T Dan

Featuring Mike King, Jens Nilsson, Douglas Källsbo, and Tobias Sedlacek of Revision Skis. Filmed and edited by Liam McKinley. Additional filming by Cole Gibson and Gustav Cavallin. Filmed in Colorado and Utah during December 2015.

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Video: Spencer Milbocker Park City Laps

Spencer Milbocker Park City Laps

A week ago, Mike Kvackay traveled from Denver to Salt Lake City to film with Spencer Milbocker. Spencer and Mike made the quick trip from Salt Lake City to Park City to film laps on their early season park setup. They filmed for just under 4 hours the first day and knocked out quite a few tricks. After snowing about 8 inches in Salt Lake City that night, they drove back up to Park City in the morning to find fresh snow at the resort. Spencer and Mike decided to get a few more park shots before putting the camera down to enjoy the fresh snow while exploring the rest of the mountain. It was a fun and productive two days.

Spencer Milbocker Park City Laps

New to the team: Spencer Milbocker edit

Revision welcomes Spencer Milbocker to the family. Read more about the news on Newschoolers.

Spencer Milbocker

One look at the video above shows you the diversity of Spencer’s abilities.

Milbocker grew up shredding urban and the small hills in southwest Michigan before taking it out west. He’s been sponsored by big brands for a number of years and has been featured in a number of mainstream ski films. We’re stoked to bring him onto the Revision team.

Though he spends a lot of time across the country, Spencer still has fun at his small home hill (Bittersweet, in Southwest Michigan) when he’s back home, hot lapping 5 minute lift rides and hitting 10-15 features on the quick way back down. Spencer spent last year (2014/2015) getting back in the saddle after recovering from a knee injury that ended his 2013/2014 season. He’s going to be a key fixture in an upcoming film that Revision is working on this coming winter. Keep an eye out.

Fresh Out The Bunch

Fresh Out The Bunch is an early-season edit of Mike King and friends from The Bunch. The location is Loveland, Colorado and the goal was to shred the early season rails.

 

About Mike King:

Mike King has been sending it hard since his days growing up ski racing in Northern Michigan. Lately he’s been gallivanting around out west, creating edits. He also has a habit of posting up on Facebook on an irritatingly frequent basis of all of the fun he is having.

 

About The Bunch:

The Bunch is a, well, a bunch of boys from Sweden who grew up together mobbing around the streets. They’ve been cranking out some of the most fresh (see what we did there?) edits for a few years now. Fresh Out The Bunch is one of their latest projects. The Bunch includes Revisionaries Tobias Sedlacek (“Toyben”), Leo Björklund (“Lee B”), Sakarias Majander, Douglas Källsbo, Erik Pousette, and Jens Nilsson.

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About Loveland:

“Near to the hearts and homes of generations of Colorado skiers and riders, Loveland is Colorado’s true winter wonderland. Just 53 miles west of Denver, Loveland boasts 1,800 acres of remarkable terrain, FREE snowcat skiing along the Continental Divide, an innovative lesson program and more snow than any Front Range or Summit County resort. Loveland is home for those that simply want to ski or ride. Welcome home.” – www.skiloveland.com

Ticking Bomb 2015- Next Generation Media

Next Generation Media made it happen last season. The Norwegian ski filmers bring you plenty of stoke in “Ticking Bomb.” This is a new ski film featuring Kristian Vereide and many other talented skiers. Check it out below.

 

 

About Next Generation Media (NGM)

NGM ( website here) has been pumping out ski edits for over four years now. This film company started out as a group of buddies hanging out, skiing and filming in Norway. They have now grown into one of Norway’s largest ski filmers. Their first full-length film, “Hold Your Horses,” dropped in 2013. This was followed by “Hungry” in 2014, and next by “Ticking Bomb” in 2015.”

Based in Oslo, the company includes Ola Sollie, Fredrik Torsvik, and Edward Knai Nilsen. The three share all of the duties involved in making ski edits, from the camera work and directing through reel editing and production.

NGM is also working with experienced 3D-animators and graphic designers. This expands their ability to deliver high class videos and material.

Revision Skis is stoked to be working with Next Generation Media on past and upcoming projects.

 

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Kimbo Sessions SleekTown

SleekTown at the Kimbo Sessions

Enjoy this prime ski video, titled ‘SleekTown’.  SleekTown was filmed by Ante Olofsson during the Kimbo Sessions in Kläppen, Sweden featuring Leo Bjorklund, Jens Nilsson, and friends.

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About Klappen

Kimbo Sessions Klappen Sweden

Klappen, home to the Kimbo Sessions, is approximately 390 miles from Sweden’s capital Stockholm and located in the region of Vaesterbotten. Vaesterbotten’s capital city of Umea is around 78 miles away from Klappen. Klappen is located in Salen, which is one of the biggest ski areas in Sweden. The Salen ski resort is made up of the following ski areas: Stoten, Hundfjallet, Tandadalen, Hogfjallet, Lindvallen, and Klappen. The elevation at the summit is 2,181 feet and base is at an elevation of 1,148 feet.  This makes for a vertical drop of 1,0033 feet at Klappen. There are 35 ski runs, with the longest spanning 2 miles. Nearly half of the runs are beginner ski runs, with the remaining ski runs being split up by intermediate, advanced, and expert.  For park skiers, there are 4 terrain parks to choose from. Klappen has been open for over 30 years and the ski season usually runs from approximately December through April.

Klappen ski resort has purchased a state of the art gondola, which is the ski resort’s largest investment in it’s history. The opening ceremony will be held in December 2016. The gondola cars will start at the welcome center, with an intermediate station at Tranantorget, and a final station at the top of the mountain. Each gondola can accommodate ten guests comfortably and features heated seats to keep skiers warm on cold days.

Klappen is also a popular recreation destination in the summertime.  Popular activities include hiking, canoeing, fishing, golfing, and horseback riding. Wildlife viewing with an experienced guide is also a popular activity and a great way to discover the local flora, fauna, elk, beavers, and more. The Vasterdalalven river runs through the region and is home to excellent salmon, char, and rainbow trout fishing.

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