VIDEO: The Great Siberian Traverse Tour Launches Across the West
November 10, 2015
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