Verbier-Based Freeskier Turns to Filmmaking With ‘Freeride Skiing Visions’

A freeskier makes his way uphill by the light of a full moon. He clicks into his bindings under the gaze of the entire Milky Way. This is what Yann Rausis is all about.

Yann Rausis is a professional skier based out of Verbier, Switzerland. He rides for Faction Skis and skis big lines — hard.

After years of competing in the Freeride World Tour, he decided it was time for a change. Rausis shifted his focus at the end of last season to self-produce a film project that shows his “personal vision of skiing.”

Looking for more? Here’s a quick synopsis of the film:

A skier wanders alone by a glacier on a bright full-moon night and steps into the abyss of a glacier cave. His longing for spiritual liberation guided him there, as far as possible from everything he knows. Diving in the depths of the unknown, he experiences a mystical connection with his higher self through freeride skiing visions.

The film is called “FROM SOURCE” and will premiere at the High Five Festival on Oct. 2. It has already been selected for three different film festivals and the 2021 iF3 Movie Awards in Chamonix, France.

The full film will premiere online on December 19, 9 a.m. MT/5 p.m. CET — watch it here.

Runtime: 14 minutes

Filmed on location in Wallis, Switzerland.

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Mary Murphy

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