With good tunes and lots of big lines in deep pow, “The Way I See It” is the ski movie you’ve been craving.
Looking for a good ski movie that is low on the jibbers and bad rap, and high on sick lines and good tunes? Look no further than the recently released Matchstick Productions film “The Way I See It.” The film strikes a good balance between the teenagers in jackets that look like dresses and big mountain skiing. Clearly, I’m biased. I don’t ski to ski down stair rails, to wear bright green/pink/orange/blue ski jackets that come down to my knees, or to wear my pants at my ankles while jumping over boxes and onto concrete steps. Personally, I feel like that “scene” has dominated the ski movie industry as of late (save Powderwhore), which isn’t something I’m stoked about. I ski to ski powder. And I like my ski movies to be full of it. So, keep that bias in mind as I provide you with my impression of “The Way I See It.”
The Way I See “The Way I See It”
As the first big ski movie of the season shown at Alyeska Ski Resort, everyone was pumped to head to the opening of “The Way I See It.” You know that vibe, when everyone is chomping at the bit to get back on skis, and wants to drool over some powder to get stoked for the season (especially when you know your home mountain has some serious screen time in the movie). As the film began, and scenes of epic mountains, a helicopter and some big lines filled the screen, I knew it was going to be a good movie. Then, as the sound got cranked up and the familiar guitar riff of Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” played so loud that it resonated inside my chest, I (and the rest of the crowd) went wild. A ski movie that opens with big mountains and Queen!? I’m in.
As the rest of the film unfolded, it did not disappoint. With skiers like Bobby Brown, Ingrid Backstrom, Arne Backstrom, Sean Pettit and countless others, plus a soundtrack featuring Queen, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Postal Service and Weezer, the boys at Matchstick Productions hit the nail on the head. A perfect mix of park and pow, I’ve never enjoyed a ski movie so thoroughly. Shot in locations from Alaska to Tahoe to Switzerland to Colorado to Japan, “The Way I See It” takes you on a worldwide journey, truly showing you how these athletes see skiing and the world around them.
Check It Out
View the teaser yourself. But be prepared, much like a good first date, it’ll leave you wanting more.
Looking for a a gift for the skier or snowboarder on your list? Matchstick Productions “The Way I See It” is sure to bring Christmas cheer, disguised as powder skiing and Queen.