Nimbus Independent - Hunting Yeti

Hunting Yeti
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Release date: 2008
Run time: 00:29:44
Director: Eric Pollard

Tracklist / Soundtrack
Section: Artist - Title

  1. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
  2. Supertramp - School
  3. Supertramp - The Logical Song
  4. The Guess Who - These Eyes
  5. Head East - Never Been Any Reason
  6. Spiral Starecase - More Today Than Yesterday
  7. Robust - What Up Fam
  8. Robust - Ho Sognato
  9. Deejay Om - Bellyfull of Dharma
  10. Deejay Om - Middle Eastern Swan Song
  11. The Low Life - Turtle
  12. The Low Life - Where Is My Mind?

Hunting Yeti takes a different approach to ski films by editing ski footage over the opinions of everyday skiers and the Nimbus crew.

Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration with Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, and Chris Bencheter. The four like minded skiers began Nimbus to bring a different perspective to the world of ski movies.



Newly created Nimbus independent present us their 2008 ski film, “Hunting Yeti”. Driven by riders such as Eric Pollard (director/producer/editor), Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre and Chris Benchetler, they aim to bring something fresh to their viewer. Do they manage it?

Well, the intro is somewhat confusing as it is very similar to what you would expect from a trailer and not an intro. The intro essentially gives you a snapshot of the rest of the film; snowmobiling, powder, backcountry skiing, jibbing, park, pillow lines, cliffs, and horsing around. Furthermore, it's probably a good thing that they dive straight into the action seeing as the film is only thirty minutes long.

Nonetheless, the film then transitions into it's backcountry segment where the viewer gets to see everything from powdery pillow lines and open faces to snowboarders and skiers riding the same terrain. Generally the terrain isn't as challenging as one would expect it to be when you look at the rider line-up. An interesting piece that stood out was the mini-segment about skiers, and who they are in general. Eric Pollard manages to showcase all sorts of skiers in all wakes of life and one gets the notion that he is trying to unite the snowsport community.

There is also a notable part of jibbing and park in this film, but it generally lacks any revolutionary tricks. On the other hand the tricks that the riders pull off are still impressive and well executed. The talking mini-segment here is about what 'style' means, which is an interesting insight. However, the film in general is more focused on backcountry skiing rather than jibbing and park.

The more notable segment was the last one, the night-skiing. This is the first time that I have come across a night-skiing segment in a ski film, and it was greatly refreshing to see something unique in a growingly saturated genre. It truly is special to see riders huck cliffs and ride tree lines in the night. One can generally see that the riders are enjoying themselves, which makes it all the more fitting that the mini-segment here is about why Nimbus Independent was created.

Overall, the cinematography is, at moments, breathtaking, and the editing is fairly well put together. The editing, coupled with the well chosen easy-listening soundtrack, manages to bring a friendly relaxed vibe to Hunting Yeti's viewers. Have Nimbus managed to bring something fresh to the table? They certainly have.