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VIDEO: The Great Siberian Traverse Tour Launches Across the West

November 10, 2015

The Great Siberian Traverse, produced by Sherpas Cinema in association with POWDER and The North Face, premiered to sold-out venues in California and Washington. The tour continues across the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains throughout November, and is also available for sale on Vimeo On Demand.

The 27-minute film features skiers Ingrid Backstrom, Nick Martini and Callum Pettit, and documents the discovery of a fringe backcountry community, deep powder, and skiing's ancient origins via the 6,000 miles of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest continuous rail in the world. The journey highlights incredible backcountry terrain, perfect powder turns, and the indigenous village of Ust'-Anzas, where locals construct homemade skis whittled from wood, with climbing skins comprised of horse hair and flesh-tools used for hunting, as skiing is a method of survival.

Join the athletes and POWDER staff at the following premiere locations:

11/13: Millennium Palace, 7 pm - Whistler, BC
11/16: Emerson Theater, 7 pm - Bozeman, Montana
11/17: The Pink Garter, 7 pm - Jackson, WY
11/18: Brewvies, 7 pm - Salt Lake City, UT
11/20: Absinthe House, 7 pm - Boulder, CO
11/21: Fries Theatre, 6 pm - Denver, CO

Can't make the premiere? The short film is now available for purchase on Vimeo. For more background on the trip, check out the four-part multimedia series, Dawn In Siberia, written by John Clary Davies, Executive Editor at POWDER, with imagery from world-renowned travel photographer, Kari Medig, and video from Sherpas Cinema.

Dawn In Siberia is also available as a premium coffee-table style book, with astounding imagery from Medig, as well as an additional fifth chapter from Davies, that captures the full story in a timeless format.