Home > Winter

Is Skiing Art? Red Bull Teams With Faction to Answer That Question in ‘Abstract’

Two adventure sport media giants team up to question the definition of art, and to challenge people with the questions: Is skiing art? And are skiers artists?

Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More

Everyone agrees that painters, sculptors, and musicians are artists. Most would also agree that craftsmen, dancers, chefs, fashion designers, and architects are as well. But how far can one extend the definition? Is every skill, sport, or pastime an art if done masterfully enough?

The Faction Collective teamed up with Red Bull Media House for its new feature film, “Abstract” to get to the heart of this concept, and to challenge people with the question: Is skiing art?

Spoiler alert, the answer is a resounding yes. To prove it, Faction and Red Bull rallied their raddest ski athletes to go ride some of the gnarliest lines down huge mountains and shred all over urban areas, all over the world — from Japan to Canada, Italy, Switzerland, and here in the U.S.

Faction’s “Abstract” features a star-studded cast of snow athletes. Alex Hall, Koga Hoshino, Antti Ollila, Mac Forehand, Vasu Sojitra, Micah Evangelista, Sophia Rouches, Brooklyn Bell, and many, many others take to the slopes to show off their artistic expression on the blank canvas of the mountain.

Runtime: 37:50

Four skiers descend a couloir in Faction Skis' film

The Faction Collective Releases Full Feature Ski Film

Whether or not you hit the slopes over the holidays, this film is sure to raise the stoke on all things winter adventure.  Read more…

Subscribe Now

Get adventure news and gear reviews in your inbox!

Join Our GearJunkie Newsletter

Get adventure news and gear reviews in your inbox!