That’s right, Pemberton, BC-based Mark Abma has “got us looking so crazy right now“! Fellow big-mountain skier Xander Guldman recently proclaimed Abma to be the ski world’s version of Beyoncé, and somehow, the comparison makes total sense.
Just like Queen Bey’s peerless vocal lines, Abma’s freeride lines are transcendent and untethered by genre—look no further than this new edit from The Land of Giants:
Beyoncé and Abma are also roughly the same age, which means they’ve been perfecting their art for the last 20-plus years, and just keep improving.
Last winter, Abma, Guldman and others joined forces to crush profound pow from the fjords of Norway to the spines of Alaska to the pillows of the Coast Mountains and you can catch all the action streaming right now in the feature-length The Land of Giants.
For their latest film, Matchstick Productions flipped the familiar script of “Skier/Rider vs. Mountain” and instead focused on the natural snowscapes. After all, it’s the mountains that underpin the most brain-melting moments in skiing and riding. Appreciating their sheer power and beauty is a refreshing angle on the snow action film.
Captured with mind-bending cinematography paired with with genre-expanding music, The Land of Giants is a celebration of nature’s magnificence. It’s a film that will leave you astonished, humbled and inspired to explore.
The crew at Matchstick filmed in earth’s most iconic ranges. Their cast of mountains:
Smoky Range, ID // Chilkat Range, AK // Niseko Range, Japan // Sierra Mountain Range, CA // Lyngen Alps, Norway // Wasatch Range, UT // Fitzsimmons Range, BC // Kitimat Range, BC.
And The Land of Giants cast of athletes features the best skiers in the sport: Mark Abma // Sammy Carlson // Logan Pehota // Tonje Kvivik // Nikolai Schirmer // Caite Zeliff // McKenna Peterson // John Collinson // Colby Stevenson // Janelle Yip // Sam Kuch // Ari Tricomi // Karl Fostvedt // Coline Ballet-Baz // Craig Murray // Emily Childs // Dennis Ranalter // Xander Guldman // Hedvig Wessel // Lucy Sackbauer // Stinius Skjøtskift // Gen Sasaki // Sam Cohen // Marcus Goguen.
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