Salomon Film Night
Join Ellis Brigham and Salomon TV for an exclusive showing of 2 of the latest short films. The evening is guaranteed to whet your appetite for the winter ahead…
THURSDAY 27TH OCTOBER 8:30 - 9:30PM
ELLIS BRIGHAM COVENT GARDEN
- 5 mins
In 2015 the new Skyway Monte Bianco opened, replacing the rustic funivia cable car that for decades transported skiers and alpinists up to Punta Helbronner on the Italian side of Mont Blanc. Oscar Taiola, a mountain guide and icon of the former cable car and now safety manager for the new Skyway shares his passion for the high mountains while recounting the history of there former lift through to its current state of the art incarnation. Times and the technology might have changed, but as skiers Tony Lamiche, Alex Pittin, Kaj Zackrisson and Josh Daiek discover, the mountains haven't.
- 30 mins
Toronto area resident Tim Loch is glad he answered a phone call from a number he didn’t recognize last fall. Loch didn’t know it at the time, but his wife had entered his name into Salomon’s "Dream Trip" Sweepstakes, in which one lucky winner from around the world gets a chance to ski anywhere he wants with any Salomon athletes he chooses.
A few weeks later, as the winner of the second annual Salomon Dream Trip, Loch was on the ski road trip of a lifetime through interior British Columbia with Douglas and fellow Salomon freeski athletes Cody Townsend and Chris Rubens. Watch the group put the new QST range of all-mountain ski equipment and apparel to the test as they hop from helis and sample powder-filled backcountry lines in this year’s Dream Trip episode at Salomon.com/TV, beginning in mid-October.
The group met in Revelstoke and embarked on a memorable journey down the “Powder Highway”. The trip began with a stop at Stellar HeliSkiing to sample their more than 80,000 acres of terrain in the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges of the Kootenays. From there, they pressed on to Whitewater in Nelson, took a dip in some hot springs for an afternoon and then met another chopper at Selkirk Tangiers HeliSkiing in Revelstoke. They spent the final day ski touring at Blanket Glacier Chalet, a remote, helicopter-accessed backcountry touring chalet deep in the wilderness.