It's the ultimate, the cream. It's what racers do on their days off. Freeride, off piste, call it what you will, master it and it's unquestionably the best fun you can have on skis. And, joy upon joy, modern kit has brought this avenue of the sport, once strictly a 'pros only zone', within the grasp of anyone who can link parallel turns and has a little fire in their belly.
'Off piste & freeride', the 4th episode in the critically acclaimed Skiing Skills series, describes exactly what's involved. In over 1and a half hours of material, the established team of presenter Peter Hart, coaching guru Sean Langmuir and trainer and former GB team racer Amanda Pirie break down the skills and techniques. Equally importantly they address all the psychological, tactical, physical and environmental issues of off piste skiing. They call on the services of top mountain guide Jim Kerr, an expert on mountain safety, and Salomon's equipment connoisseur Eric Davies. They chat with Britain's most successful alpine competitor Alain Baxter while Al Morgan and Carrie Hainge from the Ski Club of Great Britain share some of the Club's vast knowledge including resort choice, more on safety and kit and clothing appropriate for off-piste conditions.
Filmed in Chamonix, Europe's off piste capital, using High Definition broadcast equipment and point of view cameras, 'Off piste & freeride' is entertaining, informative and breathtaking.
|Format||DVD | Region 0 | PAL|
|Language & Duration||English | 56 Minutes|