In the age of GoPros and iPhones making filming easier than ever, it’s truly refreshing to see a video made the old-fashioned way—with lots of production equipment and intricate planning. That’s what we have here with this new video from Peak Performance, except simply saying it was made the old fashioned way would be a bit of an understatement; this gem came to life with the most modern filming tools possible, and the result is absolutely stunning—one of the most beautiful powder edits of all time.
Filmed in the Nelson, British Columbia area, the edit features Henrik Winstedt, Dave Treadway and the late, great Matilda Rapaport clobbering fluffy powder, slashing stashes and airing lofty cliffs.
“You should have seen the amount of gear that we brought up the mountain, felt like were making Interstellar 2,” says Windstedt. “Most of it isn’t made for this type of environment either. Really impressive that it works. The reward when you see the final edit makes it all worth the effort, though. Fun working with these creative guys using MacGyver solutions that are totally out of the box.”
Including Rapaport on the trip was a no-brainer, but watching her in the video pulled at the hearts of those involved. Viewers will likely agree that watching her is no easy task, yet there is reassurance knowing this is what she loved to do most.
“It’s very emotional seeing Matilda in this edit,” says Anders Gustavsson, athlete manager at Peak Performance. “She was a great skier and even greater person. We really want to show what a fantastic skier she was with this edit and she will always be a big part of our crew.”
When you set goals for epic skiing this season, just watch this video. It’s everything you could ever want to achieve and more.