What is it about skiing?  The Nimbus Independent crew tries to answer that question with the new release, “HUNTING YETI.”  This film showcases skiing that is more fun and enjoyable for everyone, more about fluidity and style than amplitude or quantity of rotations, it breaks from the norm of pro athletes hitting jump after jump with a couple contrived lifestyle segments, to producing a project that communicates what ski culture is and the community it creates.

photo: Erin Valverde-Pollard

“HUNTING YETI” searches for the piece of mind and serenity that being in nature, the mountains and with your friends provides from the crazy, fast paced world.  Follow the Nimbus Crew on their season long road trip, riding with like minded skiers and snowboarders, whether sponsored or not.  From never ending pillow lines to epic sled missions in the backcountry, witness what it takes to make it happen.  Not just the high fives and big smiles, but also relentless traveling, flat tires, broken sleds, fast food, early mornings and injuries. 

photo: Erin Valverde-Pollard

“HUNTING YETI” was shot in high-definition and features the sliding abilities of: Pep Fujas, Eric Pollard, Chris Benchetler, Ike Smith, Andy Mahre, and their friends. Throughout the season, the Nimbus crew met up and rode with: Dylan Hood, Bryce Phillips, Erin Valverde-Pollard, Sammy Carlson, Shin Campos, Garrett Russell, Griffin Cummings, Josh Frazier, Christian Sirianni and Tommy Ellingson.

photo: Felix Rioux

The Nimbus hunting ground consisted of: North Cascade Heli Skiing, Whistler, Ski Bowl, Timberline, Mt. Hood Meadows, Sonora, Cooke City, Mammoth Mountain, and Mount Saint Helens.  Look for “HUNTING YETI” in stores and on the Poor Boyz Productions 2008 Film Tour featuring athlete appearances, free gear, poster signings and after parties.      

“HUNTING YETI” is presented by K2 Skis, produced by Nimbus Independent and in association with Poor Boyz Productions.  Sharing the Nimbus vision on skiing would not be possible without the support of: K2 Skis, Helly Hansen, Oakley, Evogear.com, Tecnica, Marker, Dragon, Dakine, Bern, Rip.Tv and VAS Entertainment.  Nimbus Independent would also like to thank our global media partners: Freeskier, Fri Flyt, Transition, Fall-Line Skiing, Skieur, Chill Factor, Charter, Bravoski, Raiders.ch, Freeskiers.net and Skizofrenia.com.

photo: Felix Rioux

Nimbus Independent is a new ski film company formed in the fall of 2007, by professional skier Eric Pollard.  Eric shares a common viewpoint on skiing and filmmaking with fellow pro skiers Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre and Chris Benchetler.  Together, four of the world’s most influential skiers decided to set out and make ski films that represent the sport as they see it.  They joined forces with long time friends Justin Wiegand and Ike Smith to help film and Gary Winberg to manage the business. The goal is simple, to help make skiing better.  For more information on the crew, film and partners go to: http://www.rip.tv/nimbusindependent.

 


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