Last winter, French freeski pro Coline Ballet-Baz decided to step back from the international competitive circuit, and step up her film game in a big way. The result: SKIVAS, a women’s-only ski & snowboard film dropping in fall 2020 that looks to up the stakes in this under-represented genre.
Coline rustled up a motley crew of female shredders of both the one and two-plank variety for SKIVAS, with ladies as various as freeride champ Marion Haerty, slopestyle veteran Emma Dahlström and newcomers like Jennie-Lee Burmansson and Rosina Friedel in the mix.
With a gang of rippers in tow, Coline set out to make fresh tracks in some classic locations, with an urban segment from the streets of Quebec, freeriding in Chamonix and backcountry in La Rosière. Though a planned spring park shoot had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, it looks like the girls still have got plenty in the bag from their season.
The “real” teaser for SKIVAS will be dropping in September. But with an unexpected end to their season and extra time on their hand, Coline and her team decided to hit us with a little taste of what to look forward to this fall.
“SKIVAS is a short 12-minute movie project by Coline Ballet Baz, Produced by BUG Visionaries and directed by UPLAND Films. Ten of the best women skiers and snowboarders on the planet (Marion Haerty, Taylor Lundqvist, Emma Dahlstrom, Jennie-Lee Burmansson, Juliette Willman etc.) meet during the 2020 winter over the world and perform in all types of environments. From urban in Quebec to big mountain in Chamonix and the backcountry of La Rosière, performance is a must. After many years competing, Coline wanted to go back to what made her excited for freeskiing at the beginning: friendship, freedom, and constant discovery. Through this movie, Coline wants to show that freeskiing is more than just a sport, it’s a lifestyle, an art. Ten Women with a collective purpose to show that women can now perform in Action Sports.”