Skiers turned directors Matt Margetts, Riley Leboe, Joe Schuster, and Mike Henitiuk created one of the best ski series we’ve seen in years, Seeking Nirvana. The artfully shot short films pay homage to their lifelong friendship, British Columbia roots, and all the stuff that happens in skiing besides skiing. That’s where the series shines, in its depiction of the skin tracks, the cabin time, the cold-weather surf sessions when snow doesn’t cooperate.

When the friends decided to make their own films, after years of competitions and filming with various production companies, depicting their lifestyle and the many influences that create ski culture was a major priority. In keeping with that mission, they dropped The Making of Seeking Nirvana, giving their audience a little insider info about what it takes to make a ski film.

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