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Filmmaker Jordan Manley with skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots ski, walk and paddle across BC's Coast Mountains in the last of this epic series of three short ski adventure films, that took them through China and Iran

video a skier s journey available to stream from november

On November 3rd ski and outdoor enthusiasts will be able to see the last of the fourth and final series of the acclaimed short film series A Skier's Journey.

The series represents filmmaker Jordan Manley's efforts to follow the skiing adventures of skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots through Iran and China, before a triumphant journey though their home mountains of British Columbia.

Previous series have charted the teams adventures from Kashmir, to Dubai, Argentina and Iceland, focusing not on the glamour of big-mountain skiing but - in an angle close to our own ski travel ethos - on the human experience and culture of each destination.

As the film bumf says - and you'll see from the trailer below - 'the series continues to portray skiing as the pursuit of a sensation, which includes a community of like- minded individuals and explorations of landscape. No ski porn, no acts of outrageous courage or luck. The characters are not defined as athletes, they are humans on a quest, curious about the world and seeking the simplicity of being borne by snow.'

Completing the final series was particularly poignant for Manley who had to try to recover from a life-threatening brain injury before the project could be restarted.

Manley's injury was not sustained skiing but mountain biking where he suffered a concussion that was made life-threatening by simply knocking his head on a shelf 10 months later. At 29-years old Manley was reduced to being capable of no more than a daily walk for almost a year.

This final line-up of A Skier's Journey includes Iran, China and Crossing Home - the Coast Mountains, BC, the spine of which the team walked, skied and paddled across to complete the series.

Partnering with Arc'teryx, the GORE-TEX® brand and Destination British Columbia, all of the films in the Skier's Journey series can be watched through its website, with the final film available from November 3.

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