Alps-Based Freeskier Rips Familiar Pow in ‘HOME’

French freeskier Oscar Mandin celebrates the stoke, peace, and mega terrain found right outside his door in ‘HOME.’

Mandin grew up shredding the sugar-coated slopes of Portes du Soleil, a French ski village that shares its border with Switzerland. As a Freeride World Tour athlete, Mandin has carved lines across the most exquisite backcountry in the world.

And yet he keeps returning to the ranges that raised him and the friends who reside there.

“HOME” follows the 24-year-old freeskier as he rips through the pillowy Franco-Swiss backcountry, joined by mentors, old freeriding friends, and local legends along the way.

The result is a compendium of epic drops, acrobatic jumps, and dreamy Alps terrain. It is, as Mandin puts it, “the pleasure of sharing in liberty.”

Runtime: 26 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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