Mountainwatch | Video
With no ropes, no pistes and no one telling you where you can and can’t go, La Grave represents a very special type of freedom rarely found in other alpine ski areas.
Narrated by a community of locals who have been freeriding in La Grave for the past two decades, and who still reside there today, this short ski film follows Sam Anthamatten and Johnny Collinson as they discover the steep faces, burly lines and unique collective spirit at the heart of La Grave.
“The skiing brought me here, but the community kept me here.” – Joe Vallone, Mountain Guide
When you can ski that much vertical, that fast, with that kind of access, with minimal crowds, it’s kind of hard to go anywhere else…” – Joe
Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival Official Selection
Starring: Sam Anthamatten, Johnny Collinson, Benjamin Ribeyre, Joe Vallone, Bruno Florit, Russel Turner
Direction & Cinematography: Etienne Mérel
Aeriel Cinematography: Bluemax Media
Photography: Tero Repo
Filmed on location: La Grave