Adventure Video of the Week: Zack Giffin Skis Alaska

Dec 11, 2012
Outside Magazine

In the last week, Sweetgrass Productions has dropped two new videos. Yesterday, Nick Waggoner and crew released the teaser to their new ski movie Valhalla, a story about "one man's search to rediscover the freedom on his youth." The video is packed with the requisite ski porn and some other stuff you might not expect—funky colored lights, an old man with an impressive beard, and dancing naked people not afraid to show off their butts. Sweetgrass Productions' last movie, Solitaire, pushed the boundaries of what a ski flick could be, and this one looks like it will do the same.

One of the most amazing shots in the Valhalla trailer shows Outdoor Research sidecountry ambassador Zack Giffin jumping over a snow cave while skiing a line near Haines, Alaska. There's a lot more footage of the full stunt in the video above, which profiles Giffin. It's an online ski video that's definitely more straight ahead than Valhalla, but no less impressive.

—Joe Spring

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