In partnership with The North Face, Teton Gravity Research, and Protect Our Winters (POW), and MC’d by Angel Collinson and Lucas Debari, the Cool Skiing, Hot Planet film program kicks off the 2015 SHIFT Festival’s evening events with a focus on how the influencers of snow sports are driving the climate-action revolution through their skiing and snowboarding.
This intimate evening with two of snow sports’ greatest stars uses archival footage from their early years, film segments that inspired their passion, and breakout appearances in films of their own to bring the audience to the edge of climate activism—and how we can all use our influence to bring about a climate-change revolution. Featuring the film The Little Things. With an introduction by Chris Steinkamp, Executive Director of Protect Our Winters.
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Angel Collinson, 25, is a big-mountain skier who grew up in the employee housing at the Snowbird Ski Resort in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon. A skier since she could walk, she raced on the international circuit until she was 18, when her love for the mountains drew her into wilder venues. As her skills broadened, she skied bigger and bigger lines until she was ripping them in front of the camera as a TGR film star star and an athlete with The North Face.
Like Angel, Lucas Debari, also a North Face athlete and a regular in snowboarding’s wildest films, started young, strapping into a snowboard on his home mountain of Mt. Baker at the age of four. His maturation as a rider came to fruition as a teen, but he eventually became disillusioned with the competition circuit and left it behind for backcountry powder with his friends. In the past four or five years he has transitioned into snowboard mountaineering, spending time at altitude on trips that allow him to focus on riding the important lines.
As Angel and Lucas began traveling the world on ski expeditions in the Greater Ranges, they became increasingly aware of the effects of climate change on what they loved to do—and how they could use their influence as snow-sports heroes to shape the future for the better.
About The Little Things: The Little Things is a snowboard movie project based on environmentally conscious riders who are inspirational through their riding, as well as their sustainable ways of living and thinking. Produced by professional snowboarder Marie-France Roy and directed by Filmmaker Darcy Turenne, The Little Things shows the way all riders can bring to life the importance of protecting and living in balance with our environment.