Video: Chad Sayers and Tobin Seagel's A Skier's Journey Episode 2, La Grave

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The second in a series of 3 ski-travel episodes (Ep1: Kashmir - A Skier's Journey / Ep3: Freshfield Icefield - A Skier's Journey), skiers Chad Sayers and Tobin Seagel continue their worldly winter journey arriving in La Grave, France - home to the Téléphérique La Grave-La Meije, a quirky yet stalwart cable car that transports skiers to 3200m, high in the Southern French Alps.

Here, the terrain is wild, unmarked, and unpatrolled - a stripped down, raw version of big mountain skiing. With 2km of vertical drop, a simple ski run journeys through a labyrinth of glaciers, couloirs, and forest glades. Local freerider Bruno Florit, and UIAGM mountain guide Joe Vallone share how unique and special La Grave is, but also reveal the respect a skier must have for the mountain when in search of such deep rewards.

Presented by Gore-tex and Arcteryx

Production - Jordan Manley

Skiers - Chad Sayers, Chad Manley, Tobin Seagel, and Jordan Manley (POV)

Narration - Chad Sayers, Bruno Florit, and Joe Vallone

Animation - Chad Manley

Music - "Comme des enfants (Le Matos Remix)" and "Fondu au noir" by Cœur de pirate

"Moth" by Brian Borcherdt

Audio post-production - Marlowe Northcott

Special thanks to Michel Morere, Téléphérique La Grave-La Meije

Watch Episode 1

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