Prodigies vs. Pros in This Wild Faction Ski Edit

This pumpy, modern ski film focuses on ‘present meets future’ with a mashup of footage from prodigy and veteran skiers.

The Faction Collective’s “Saas-Fee” has everything you’d want in a freestyle ski edit. Directed by famous filmmaker Etienne Mérel, Saas Fee follows seven pro (and almost pro) skiers as they take on the slopes — and each other — in Switzerland.

“Present meets future as masters Alex Hall, Antti Ollila, Daniel Hanka and Ben Buratti meet up with prodigies Matej Svancer, Tim Sivignon and Alexis Ghisleni for a session to remember,” teases the film description.

Saas Fee, the film’s namesake, is a resort village on the border of Switzerland and Italy. It’s a place where the Alps stand tall and, if you want, you can really get some air. The edit is a little over six minutes long — just enough time to get you hooked on what’s possible this upcoming season.

The Faction Collective is Faction Skis’ in-house ambassador, athlete, and film team. Check out the latest from Faction here.

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Mary Murphy

Mary is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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