A Skier’s Journey – China

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Jordan Manley, Chad Sayers, and Forrest Coots are back in the second episode of the fourth season of A Skier’s Journey. This time they go to skiing in China where skiing is rich with history, but is only now growing in popularity.

Don’t miss the latest video from A Skier’s Journey as the crew explores Northern China with skis. This will make everyone put China on their skiing bucket list.

Watch A Skier’s Journey – China:

China: A Skier’s Journey from Jordan Manley on Vimeo.

From skiing into volcano craters in Changbaishan to watch the building of wooden skis with horse hide skins for hunting in the Altai Mountains to exploring the manmade snow of China’s modern resorts this episode of A Skier’s Journey is one that everyone should watch.

Could China be the next global destination for ski culture and backcountry skiing?  Probably. Share this with your friends if you daydream about skiing in China.


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Official Description from Vimeo:

Skiing as sport is in it’s infancy in China, a phenomenon of the country’s exploding middle class. As a means of survival, however, it is thousands of years old, a stone age hunter-gatherer technology born in the Altai mountains where China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Siberia merge. On a vast trajectory that spans 11,000km of Northern China, Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots touch down into the rich past and dizzying future of these two respective Chinese ski cultures. As one rapidly expands, they find the other is at risk of disappearing.
Presented by Arc’teryx in association with Gore-Tex.
Visit: askiersjourney.com to learn more.
Director / Producer / Camera / Editor: Jordan Manley
Featuring: Chad Sayers & Forrest Coots
Associate Producer: Laura Yale
Field Producer: Jeffrey Oliveira / skichina.com
Script Consultants: Daniel Irvine, Chad Manley
Additional Sound Design and Mix: Jeff Yellen
Motion Graphics: Blair Richmond
Technical: Shot on Sony A7SII and Sony Zeiss lenses.