‘Au Naturel’: Cody Cirillo Strips Down for All Foot-Powered Skiing

Before lifts, helicopters, snowmobiles, and all kinds of other forms of mechanized slope access, what did skiers do?

They walked, evidently. So that’s what Cody Cirillo does in “Au Naturel,” an ode to earning your turns.

Instead of the popular, maximalist approach to skiing, Cirillo gets back to the basics in this Teton Gravity Research clip.

Is everything better when you have to work for it? The answer depends entirely on your own perception. But this much is certain: All you have to do to make your call, in this case, is hit play.

Runtime: 9 minutes

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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