Vasilitsa Old Time Skiing
When I used to make ski movies, I was focused completely on hard-core action, due to the nature of the product. Apparently I was missing out. There’s nothing more exciting than watching someone ski at the limit of human performance. However the most special moments on the mountain occur closer to reality. Sometimes they occur right next to the parking lot.
During the filming “Frozen Ambrosia,” I had the chance to do some Vasilitsa old time skiing with two of the coolest characters I’ve met anywhere. It was such a an inspiration to hear them describe their experience. The part where they describe the relation between movement and life is pure Greek. Check out this short clip of Dimitris Managas and Athanasios Zapros tearing up the slopes of their home mountain, Vasilitsa in Northwest Greece. Also, check out the feature film Frozen Ambrosia to see more from Vasilitsa.
Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ Κύριοι!!
Winter in Greece
One of the most surprising things about Greece is how close the mountains are to the major cities. Three quarters of the county lives within a 2 hour drive of world class backcountry ski touring. Due to the recent break-though in ultra lightweight gear, Greece has become a world-class destination for ski touring and split-boarding.
Greece is a place that inspires the human soul. Certainly, for skiers and snowboarders, to visit the same mountains that you learned about as a child is an experience that is completely unique. Imagine spending the night on Mt Olympos, waking up to the sunrise across the Aegean sea, then skiing run right next to the Throne of Zeus. It’s magic! It’s an experience you won’t find anywhere else on the planet.
To watch the full winter adventure in Greece, check out the feature film Frozen Ambrosia.