Snow/ skiing/ boarding films have long been a staple part of mountain life. And while I love snow porn as much as the next person, I never felt very interested in the high profile ‘heroes and helicopters’ style that has long dominated the mainstream films.
It was only a few years ago when I realised there was a sub genre that actually spoke to my reality: backcountry films.
I am not sure if this is a growth sector compared with the rest of the snow industry films, but its certainly prolific. Here are some brief reviews of a few of the best.