That’s what Faction Skis is saying.
The designer of performance snow skis has just debuted the trailer for their feature film “THIS IS HOME,” which showcases Faction athletes facing their own turf on fresh and not-so-fresh powder. The flick is dedicated to bringing the aspect of home to even the most extreme of sports as it dives into the personal stories of three-time Winter X Games Gold Medalist Candide Thovex, freeskiing and big mountain guru Johnny Collinson, 15-year-old prodigy and Winter X Games slope-style Gold Medalist Kelly Sildaru and freestyle skier Adam Delorme as they discover the true meaning of culture and lifestyle.
So what is it exactly?
Good question. The production follows the journey of the Faction athletes to tell the story of what it takes to be a professional skier. Along with the environment and obstacles that are faced, including the crashes and burns (freezes?), the film crew hones in on what these pros have gone through and are going through to shape their careers and fine-tune their skills.
The film has been in the works by the Faction crew for the greater portion of a year and have faced different terrains such as the slick streets of Finland, fresh layers of snow in Montana to Zermatt, Switzerland. Also featured in the film is Candide’s “playground” in La Clusaz where he formerly held the Candide Invitational back in 2007.
“Every avid skier has memories about how they got hooked. I mean really hooked,” said Alex Hoye, CEO and Co-Founder of Faction Skis. “I guess it’s like an induction to a special tribe. After talking to the athletes on our team last year, we wanted to get to the core how these totally diverse people from different places all converged and seem to share a bond. So we went on the road to the mountains – sometimes fields and streets – that shaped them. As the filming played out, we realized that the message somehow evolved to the fact that home can be as much a feeling as any place. We hope ‘THIS IS HOME’ feels like a homecoming for everyone who watches it.”
Keep an eye out for THIS IS HOME as it will premier in the U.S. in Denver, as well as in Annecy, France. Faction Skis will also announce film tour locations along with dates at a later time.
Check out the THIS IS HOME trailer and take a look at the various skiing apparel Faction Skis has to offer by visiting the company’s website.