Sidecountry Sessions: Taking ski bumming to a whole new level


A few months ago, I lamented the lack of quality ski movies of late. You know that phenomenon when you buy a new car that you’re pretty sure you’ve never even laid eyes on and the moment you drive it off the lot, you see it everywhere? There’s a name for it–confirmation bias phenomenon or something like that–but that isn’t important right now. What is important is how often I’ve come across really great video shorts and films that are quality ever since I posted that rant. Perhaps Right On Brother Films has something to do with that.

Molly Baker, Zack Giffin and Neil Provo, along with videographers Sam Giffin and Andy Walbon are traveling around snow country pulling a very tiny house, which they call Tiny House (duh) and catching it all on film. They are following storms and snow and pulling into town just when the goods arrive. They want to meet locals and ski with them. These guys are like Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, but they get to ski powder instead of get bounced around by a tornado. The Tiny House crew seems to have the better deal.

Now for those of you following along, this is pretty much the concept I came up with when I put out my one great idea for a ski movie. Perhaps the Brothers came here and were inspired. More than likely it was another example of confirmation bias. Great minds obviously think alike. I just hope that when the OR gang gets to Crystal Mountain, they look me up. I’d love to show them a stash or two. Here’s Episode 1.

3 responses »

  1. We can’t all be rock stars with sled rides, hele drops and earbuds for our spotters to tell us when to turn. Nice to see slack country folks getting their due. Thanks OR for letting the rest of us shine a bit.

  2. I am hoping to see Tiny House parked at Crystal Mountain sometime soon!! I was wondering if the dad said to his son, as he was trying to help build the house, “I couldn’t have done it without you”. (private joke in our family)

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