1-Minute High-Speed Raw Run With Candide Thovex

Could anyone other than Candide Thovex sell a video with a name that instantly invokes the image of yellow snow?

We don’t know, but we don’t have to. Thovex seamlessly rides pillows and floats through massive drops in the short “Yellow Pow.”

Smoothly filmed by Thovex’s usual right-hand man Aziz Benkrich, the footage follows the Frenchman over boulders, down bluffs, and even over a crowded resort tow line.

Watching Thovex ski all day seems like a fine use of time. But if you want to do it with “Yellow Pow,” you’ll have to go one minute at a time.

The video’s brief, unadorned style is starting to become a calling card for the freeskier. It’s hard to argue with the videos’ viral success or their quality of directing focus toward the artistry on screen.

For the first time, enjoy “Yellow Pow” — all 60 seconds of it.

Runtime: 1 minute

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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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