Chris Rubens

Freeski & Touring

Guilt Trip

Episode
2016  |  36 MIN

Guilt Trip

A climate change film with a skiing problem

The only thing greater than this group of skiers' desire to claim a first ski descent on Greenland's second highest peak is the size of their carbon footprint to get there. Loaded with guilt, they decide to bring along renowned glaciologist, Alun Hubbard, whose hypothesis, if proven, could rewrite popular projections of global sea-level rise. However, the entire expedition is put in question when they arrive in Greenland and discover their objective is beyond the range of all available aircraft.

Full Story - Guilt Trip

2016  |  36 MIN
Freeski & Touring

Guilt Trip Trailer

Clip
2016  |  2 MIN

Guilt Trip Trailer

A climate change film with a skiing problem

The only thing greater than this group of skier's desire to claim a first ski descent on Greenland's second highest peak is the size of their carbon footprint to get there. Loaded with guilt, they decide to bring along renowned glaciologist, Alun Hubbard, who’s scientific hypothesis, if proven, could rewrite popular projections of global sea-level rise. However, the entire expedition is put in question when they arrive in Greenland and discover their objective is beyond the range of all available aircraft.

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2016  |  2 MIN
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Dream Trip 2

Episode
2016  |  12 MIN

Dream Trip 2

For the second year in a row, we asked our fans: What is your #FreeskiDreamTrip

For the second year in a row, we asked our fans: What is your #FreeskiDreamTrip? Canadian Tim Loch was lucky enough to be chosen from 5000 applicants. His Dream Trip? The Powder Highway in BC with Mike Douglas, Cody Townsend and Chris Rubens. In January 2016, Tim joined the Salomon crew for two weeks where they skied Revelstoke, Stellar Heliskiing, Whitewater, Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing, and Blanket Glacier Chalet.

Full Story - Dream Trip 2

2016  |  12 MIN
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Eclipse

Movie
2015  |  31 MIN

Eclipse

Travel to the high arctic to document one of the planet’s rarest events - a total solar eclipse.

It was a ridiculous idea from the start. Travel to the high arctic to document one of the planet’s rarest events - a total solar eclipse. Despite this, a team of Salomon skiers and filmmakers set out on an expedition to realize photographer Reuben Krabbe’s grand vision to capture an image of a skier against a solar eclipse.

Full Story - Eclipse

2015  |  31 MIN
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Ruapehu

Episode
2015  |  10 MIN

Ruapehu

The volcanoes of Tongariro National Park in NZ mark the most treasured spot in all of Maori culture.

The volcanoes of Tongariro National Park in NZ mark the most treasured spot in all of Maori culture. Mike Douglas, Chris Rubens, and Josh Daiek gain unprecidented access to these sacred lands.

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2015  |  10 MIN
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Cutting Lines

Episode
2015  |  6 MIN

Cutting Lines

It's something nobody ever talks about, the forest industry has created access to the skiing areas

It's something nobody ever talks about, but the forest industry has created access to most of the great skiing areas in the world. Without it, this sport would look very different.

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2015  |  6 MIN
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Late

Episode
2014  |  5 MIN

Late

Every new ski season starts with the optimism that this will be the best season ever.

Every new ski season starts with the optimism that this will be the best season ever. When the snow doesn't show up, skiers will go to ridiculous lengths to make it happen.

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2014  |  5 MIN
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rusutsu supernatural

Episode
2014  |  5 MIN

rusutsu supernatural

Last Summer, Rusutsu ski area in Japan built a Travis Rice-inspired supernatural terrain park.

Last Summer, Rusutsu ski area in Japan built a Travis Rice-inspired supernatural terrain park in the forest. The Salomon crew were given first crack at it in all-time powder conditions.

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2014  |  5 MIN
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Iceland

Episode
2014  |  6 MIN

Iceland

As the youngest land mass on earth, Iceland is an ever-evolving paradise for skiers.

As the youngest land mass on earth, Iceland is an ever-evolving paradise for skiers. Littered with volcanoes, the ski lines here plunge straight to the ocean's edge. Andreas Fransson, Chris Rubens, and Mark Abma visit Arctic Heli Sking on the Troll Peninsula.

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2014  |  6 MIN
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Moment's Notice

Episode
2014  |  5 MIN

Moment's Notice

'It's storming over in Japan, can you drop everything and leave tomorrow?'

What if your buddy called and said, 'It was storming over in Japan, can you drop everything and leave tomorrow?' Would you say, yes?

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2014  |  5 MIN
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Super Pillows

Episode
2014  |  7 MIN

Super Pillows

We all love to ski deep powder and pillows, but what if you could turn it into a video game?

We all love to ski deep powder and pillows, but what if you could turn it into a video game?

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2014  |  7 MIN
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The Architect

Episode
2013  |  8 MIN

The Architect

A look at the changing face of ski areas.

A look at the changing face of ski areas through the eyes of one of the world's leading ski resort designers.

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2013  |  8 MIN
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Fjord Norway

Episode
2013  |  8 MIN

Fjord Norway

For generations explorers have traveled deep into the fjords of the Sunnmøre Alps in Western Norway.

For generations explorers have traveled deep into the fjords of the Sunnmøre Alps in Western Norway. Greg Hill, Andreas Fransson, & Chris Rubens board a century old fishing vessel in search of their own adventure.

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2013  |  8 MIN
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Return to Mica

Episode
2013  |  6 MIN

Return to Mica

Last time we visited Mica Heliskiing, it turned out to be one of the best powder skiing trips ever.

The last time we visited Mica Heliskiing, it turned out to be one of the best powder skiing trips we've ever experienced. Mike Douglas, Mark Abma, & Chris Rubens return to Mica to see if the magic is still there!

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2013  |  6 MIN
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Not Another GoPro Edit

Episode
2013  |  4 MIN

Not Another GoPro Edit

Trust us when we tell you, this is not just another GoPro edit

A new GoPro edit is uploaded to the internet every 3.57 seconds, but trust us when we tell you, this is not just another GoPro edit. Featuring the skiing of: Mark Abma, Kaj Zackrisson, Cody Townsend, Chris Rubens, Alexi Godbout, Mike Douglas, Tommy Ellingson, AJ Kemppainen, Vincent Gagnier, and more.

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2013  |  4 MIN
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Roots: Austria

Episode
2013  |  7 MIN

Roots: Austria

Austria is known as the cradle of modern skiing

Austria is known as the cradle of modern skiing. Chris Rubens and Mike Henitiuk explore this country's obsession with sliding on snow from the Hahnenkamm to the Arlberg.

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2013  |  7 MIN
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The Last Frontier

Episode
2012  |  7 MIN

The Last Frontier

The Portland Canal is the 4th longest fjord in the world

Marking America's only unguarded border, the Portland Canal is the 4th longest fjord in the world. At the head of it, lay the towns of Stewart, BC and Hyder, Alaska - and the base for Last Frontier Heliskiing. Cody Townsend & Chris Rubens use a helicopter and their skis to explore one of the last great wilderness areas left on earth.

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2012  |  7 MIN
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The Storm

Episode
2012  |  5 MIN

The Storm

We yearn for the feeling of cold powder snow blowing in our faces

We skiers are a strange breed. When most of society is running for cover, we find ourselves rejoicing at the sight of a cold low pressure system circling on the Satellite loop. We yearn for the feeling of cold powder snow blowing in our faces. Inside a swirling maelstrom of snowflakes, we feel most free.

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2012  |  5 MIN
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Kashmir Dreams

Episode
2012  |  8 MIN

Kashmir Dreams

Discover the challenges of opening a heli ski operation in Kashmir, India.

"By the time we landed we had an armed guard escorting us back to the military base." Chris Rubens and Tristan Knoertzer discover the challenges but also witness the triumphs of opening a heli ski operation in the war torn mountain ranges of Kashmir, India.

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2012  |  8 MIN
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Selkirks Touring

Episode
2012  |  6 MIN

Selkirks Touring

Deep in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia

Deep in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia Chris Rubens, Elyse Saugstad and Kim Havell put the new Salomon Guardian binding to the test.

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2012  |  6 MIN
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The GoPro Edit

Episode
2011  |  5 MIN

The GoPro Edit

You've probably seen hundreds of POV edits, but we bet you've never seen one quite like this.

It seems everyone these days has a GoPro camera. You've probably seen hundreds of POV edits over the past few years, but we bet you've never seen one quite like this. Featuring Chris Rubens, Mark Abma, Mike Douglas, Cody Townsend and Bobby Brown.

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2011  |  5 MIN
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La Niña

Episode
2011  |  6 MIN

La Niña

La Niña is an phenomenon that delivered western North America the coldest and snowiest winter.

La Niña (the 'little girl' in spanish) is an oceanic phenomenon that delivered western North America the coldest and snowiest winter anyone can remember. It also makes this episode of Salomon Freeski TV the deepest one yet. According to all climate predictions, he's back for the 2011/12 season. We hope you like your powder deep!

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2011  |  6 MIN
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Morocco

Episode
2011  |  7 MIN

Morocco

Our athletes make their way to Morocco to put down first descents in Africa's Atlas Range.

Kim Havell, Chris Rubens, and Kris Erickson make their way to Morocco to put down first descents in Africa's Atlas Range.

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2011  |  7 MIN
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Euro Road Trip 2010 - Pt 2

Episode
2010  |  7 MIN

Euro Road Trip 2010 - Pt 2

The European powder quest continues across Italy to the couloirs and the steeps of the Dolomites.

The European powder quest continues across Italy to the couloirs and the steeps of the Dolomites.

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2010  |  7 MIN
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Euro Road Trip 2010 - Pt 1

Episode
2010  |  5 MIN

Euro Road Trip 2010 - Pt 1

Kaj Zackrisson, Mike Douglas and Chris Rubens are back in the Alps chasing powder.

Kaj Zackrisson, Mike Douglas and Chris Rubens are back in the Alps chasing powder. For the second year in a row, they find the deepest snow of the year.

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2010  |  5 MIN
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Chimaera : Sounds of Winter

Episode
2010  |  6 MIN

Chimaera : Sounds of Winter

Mythologically, Chimaera references a fusion of forms that is the personification of winter.

Chimaera is a utopia. A dream or fantasy. Mythologically, it references a fusion of forms that is the personification of winter. By slowing down our perception of reality we get a unique look at a skier's life. Just plug in your headphones and let your senses take over.

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2010  |  6 MIN
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Whistler Freeski Olympics

Episode
2010  |  6 MIN

Whistler Freeski Olympics

Our freeskiers show us what it was like to be in Whistler during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Mark Abma, Mike Douglas, and Chris Rubens show us what it was like to be in Whistler during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, from the perspective of a freeskier. Interesting people and amazing skiing made it the place to be in February 2010. No snow? Yeah right. After watching this you may never believe the mainstream media again.

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2010  |  6 MIN
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Switz Heli

Episode
2008  |  7 MIN

Switz Heli

M.Douglas, C.Rubens and K.Zackisson head to the world's swankiest ski resort, St. Moritz

M.Douglas, C.Rubens and K.Zackisson head to the world's swankiest ski resort, St. Moritz, in an effort to find good snow in the Alps. they realize that jumping in a helicopter is the only way to get the lines they want.

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2008  |  7 MIN
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Austria Big Mountain

Episode
2008  |  5 MIN

Austria Big Mountain

In a quest to find the best snow in Europe

In a quest to find the best snow, M.Douglas and C.Rubens meet up with K.Zackisson in Austria’s Montafon Valley. After a week straight of slaying big lines under blue skies, Rubens has a spectacular crash which leaves the remainder of the trip in jeopardy.

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2008  |  5 MIN