Check out this trailer for the new Russian film Carving Moments. It almost makes you want to become a snowboarder.
No one ever admits they enjoy skiing groomers anymore. An enthusiastic, “I love the groomers!” is usually met with a snicker on the chairlift and a sideways look of pity. Everyone knows that Alaskan spines are where its at. Long swaths of deep uncut snow is all that’s worth skiing anymore.
Unless you’re not a sponsored pro. If you’re one of the 99% that spend most of their time within the ski area boundaries, then you probably haven’t skied an Alaskan spine in a while. Nor have you skied 2,000 feet of untouched powder, not at least since January anyway. Or done a front flip off a cornice. Or built a thirty-foot kicker in the backcountry.
But you probably have skied a groomer this season. Even if it was just a means of getting from one off-piste run to another. You might have even enjoyed it.
Even though I don’t have carving skis, I still like ripping long, fast turns on easy groomers occasionally. I’ll admit it. Sometimes I even seek these runs out. Not always, but sometimes.
This trailer makes me want to go out and do it again.
Thanks to Gregg over at www.slopefillers.com for turning me on to this film. I look forward to seeing it in full.