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Going straight to the "source" of ski movies

A solo skier skiing down a mountain at dusk

Holmlands Founder, Cameron Hall, was commissioned to write an article for the 2016/17 issue of Morzine Source Magazine, focusing on the changes in ski films over the decades ...

The article was published as a double page feature, available in chalets, stores, bars and restaurants across Morzine, Les Gets and Avoriaz throughout the forth coming winter season.

This season's issue goes behind the scenes of the ski industry and is jam packed with features, stories and key information about the Portes Du Soleil region. Be sure to pick up a free copy if you're in town!

To whet your appetite, here's a little extract from "The evolution and inspiration of the ski movie" ...

"As mountain lovers, we share a lot of common traits. We are dreamers, we thrive in the beauty and splendour of our natural surroundings and we like to constantly challenge ourselves. In our bid to hit that rail, drop that cliff, nail that trick or master power skiing, we look to one another for support, encouragement and inspiration.

The instinctive desire we have to push ourselves to new limits is something ski film producers have understood for decades, and every winter brings a raft of new ski movies, designed to quench our thirst for inspiration throughout the season.

Arguably, the birth of the commercial ski film dates back to 1950 when Warren Miller, a young director and ski fanatic from Los Angles, released a movie called Deep and Light.

Since that point, there’s no doubt Miller has been a pioneer in capturing the adventure and humour of skiing on film, and is unquestionably regarded as the father of ski film makers. He produced, directed and narrated his own movies until 1988, and whilst long retired, Warren Miler Entertainment is still going strong to this day.

Miller created a recipe for ski films that still transcends into new schooler production companies like MSP Films, Teton Gravity Research and Sherpas Cinema today...."

To read the full article click here and go to page 112.

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