Nikolai Schirmer Skis Europe’s Secret Spine Paradise. Video

February 9th, 2024

Mountainwatch | Video

“Up the valley and around the bend. The promised land. December spines. A skier’s dream.” –Nikolai Schirmer

Another quality film from Norwegian freeskier Nikolai Schirmer as he and regular riding mate Krister Kopala head for a semi-secret zone in the French Alps. They are joined by Jacob Webster and Mathurin Vauthier on a pre-dawn missed led by local guide Tom Grant, the target big mountain backcountry spines.

The line they ski is amazing, and to get it on a perfect day in pristine conditions is a rare opportunity, especially as early in the season as the first week of December. Incredible skiing in awesome terrain – make sure you check it out.

The promised land.

Nikolai Schirmer is a Norwegian freeskier and filmmaker whose films are renowned for their story telling, characters and self-deprecating humour. He is also a busy man and is releasing Topside episodes monthly this northern hemisphere winter – check them out on his You Tube channel