It’s been said that when viewing photos of different treed landscapes most humans prefer the savannah. The theory is that it’s purely biological: When we see a few trees across an open plain, we instinctively recognize shade, protection, and resources. When we see too many trees, we sense danger.
Maybe biologists don’t ski.
Treeline is a new movie directed by Jordan Manley and presented by Patagonia. It explores the complicated, celebrated, and somewhat parasitic relationship humans have with the forests. It follows skiers, scientists, and shamans as each go deeper into their particular understanding and inquisitiveness of these natural wonders.
Plus, it puts our highest-level ski dreams on celluloid (well…probably digital): hauling ass in whisper light powder through the stunted krummholz of Japan, and striving for rhythm through a technical line of a subalpine fir stand.
Treeline is headed out on a tour of Patagonia brand stores and a few selected retailers. Ambassadors Alex Yoder, Carston Oliver, and Leah Evans will be occasionally be on hand to discuss the making of the film and skiing trees around the world.
- Seed Peoples Market, Costa Mesa, California
- Patagonia, Salt Lake City
- evo, Portland, Oregon
- evo, Seattle
- Patagonia, Whistler, British Columbia
- Patagonia, Vancouver, British Columbia
- Patagonia Lincoln Park, Chicago
- Patagonia, Calgary, Alberta
- Patagonia, Pittsburgh
- Patagonia, Banff, Alberta
- Patagonia, Reno, Nevada
- Patagonia, Denver
- Patagonia, SoHo, New York City
- Patagonia, Boston
- Patagonia, Boulder, Colorado
- Patagonia, Burlington, Vermont
Photo by Steven Bratman