Skier’s Dream? Here’s What It Takes to Make Turns All Year

If only the ski season lasted forever. For Carl Zimmer, it does.

Carl Zimmer isn’t your average skier. Unlike most of us, his ski turns aren’t limited by the seasons — unless you toggle between living in both hemispheres.

Zimmer is a dark horse — he skis every month of the year, and he’s been doing that for 32 years straight. Why? “It’s what I live for,” Zimmer said.

The short film “Turns All Year” follows Zimmer’s story of how he adopted this lifestyle, recounts the ups and downs of skiing year-round, and exists purely to feed all of us hardcore winterites snow lust and inspiration.

Want to see what it feels like to ski year-round? Watch this film.


The Road West Traveled is an adventure production company based in Boulder, Colo. It released the full-length film in September 2020, but it’s not yet available online. Visit the company’s website for film screenings near you.

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Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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