A future for freeskiing

The League | A Jib League documentary

By: Simon Bartik March 04, 2024

It’s always awesome to see something fresh in the world of freeskiing. Last year, we were blessed with the birth of Jib League, a unique competitive session in three different snowparks in Europe, created by Ferdinand Dahl, James “Woodsy” Woods, and Øystein Bråten. Filmmaker Mathias Skaarup witnessed the creation of Jib League, followed the boys with a camera, and directed a full-length documentary The League. Make sure to watch it and get a behind-the-scenes look, interviews, and beautiful ski action. We are glad to be a part of it and we wish all the best to Jib League’s second season, which just started in Innsbruck.


From YouTube:

A Holocene Studios production.

A decade after freeskiing became an Olympic discipline, many riders are longing for an alternative to the current trajectory of the sport. Instead of rigid contest structures and national teams, they dream of a new kind of freeski event, something more true to the sport’s unruly origins. And so, in the fall of 2022, an idea begins to take form…

THE LEAGUE is the untold story of how the Jib League came to be. It’s an intimate documentary following Ferdinand Dahl, James “Woodsy” Woods and Øystein Bråten on their path to creating one of the most instantly beloved events in freeskiing.

Enjoy this unfiltered, behind-the-scenes journey from frustration to inspiration, doubt to certainty and worry to jubilation as three friends strive to create something original, and to push the sport they love in a bold new direction.


Directed by Mathias Skaarup

Produced by Flook L. Nielsen

Executive Producer: Marco Neumeyer

Featuring: Ferdinand Dahl, James Woods & Øystein Bråten

Directors of Photography: Simon Bendroth & Jonah Pinny

Edited by: Lukas König, Lukas Braune & Mathias Skaarup

Sound Design by: Emil Woxen Andersen

Associate Producer: Mark von Roy

Original Score by: Lukas Braune

2nd Unit Director of Photography: Peter Kaiser

Additional Filming by: Magnus Nørsteng, Frederik Angelsen & Owen Dahlberg

Camera Technician: Lukas Hauser

Post Production Supervisor: Mathias Skaarup

Colorist: Anthon Bronéus

Assistant Editor: Andreas Vorhofer

Compositors: Mikkel Strøbech & Julien Acquaviva

Graphic Designer: Leonard Rääf

Production Assistant: Isabella Tvede-Jensen

Communications: Sophie Acworth & Markus Boa

Stills Photographer: Édouard Therriault, Jonah Pinny & Mathias Skaarup

With Support from

Monster Energy


One Open Sky

Pixel Labs