Worth Watching - Nov 21: Steep - Big Mountain Skiing Documentary
by Alex Billington
November 21, 2007
Every once in a while a documentary comes around that gets me to speak out and strongly support it. Movies like The King of Kong and Sicko so far this year, and now there's another one. Steep is "the exhilarating story of big mountain skiing told by those who lived it." It's a documentary about the freeskiers out there, the pioneers, who turned the "sport" into what it is today. It follows a band of skiers as they travel to Alaska, Wyoming, Canada, France and Iceland and ski some of the biggest uncharted mountains in the world. The trailer itself is pretty badass and so is the poster, so I suggest you check them both out.
Steep is an extra special interest for me given I grew up in Colorado and am personally an avid skier. My brother is actually a big freeskier as well who is currently preparing for the upcoming season. I really hope Steep finds an audience or at least expands some interest in freeskiing to more people. For more info visit the website: steepfilm.com.
Watch the red band trailer for Steep:
Steep is written and directed by long-time documentary filmmaker Mark Obenhaus. The film features skiers Bill Briggs, Stefano De Benedetti, Doug Coombs, Eric Pehota, Glen Plake, Shane McConkey, Seth Morrison, Chris Davenport, Ingrid Backstrom and Andrew McLean. Steep will arrive in limited theaters starting on December 21st. The poster for the film is featured below.