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At the very least, the trailer takes an abundance of cues from the filmmaker. Try and tell us we’re wrong; seriously, one glimpse of that title card should be more than enough — though if you need to see the entire trailer, go right ahead.

Character and scenery tropes aside, this looks good. Per the Vimeo description: “The Great Siberian Traverse documents a 6,000-mile ski journey through Russia, along the Trans-Siberian Railway. Produced by Sherpas Cinema, in partnership with POWDER magazine and The North Face, the documentary showcases a fringe backcountry skiing community, deep Siberian powder, and skiing’s ancient origins. Skiers Ingrid Backstrom, Callum Pettit, and Nick Martini share their insights along the adventure.”

Fringe backcountry skiing community?

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Deep Siberian powder?

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Skiing’s ancient origins?

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Check. Check. And check.

But beyond the quirky storytelling, the movie looks like an unrelenting exploration of life beyond the figurative, presenting a real-life juxtaposition of Americans in Russia, as told in Powder’s “Dawn in Siberia” feature.

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Needless to say, after watching the trailer and reading the story, we’re excited to meet the locals…

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…and take in the sights.

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Watch the entire movie on Vimeo on Demand.


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