he Compass series captures a visually stunning full spectrum experience from ski trips to three beautiful countries: Russia, Italy, and Japan. The contrasting culture, mountain shape, terrain, snow quality, food, language, music, pace of life and architecture all play into what it feels like to s...
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02 December 2013
The Compass series captures a visually stunning full spectrum experience from ski trips to three beautiful countries: Russia, Italy, and Japan. The contrasting culture, mountain shape, terrain, snow quality, food, language, music, pace of life and architecture all play into what it feels like to...
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15 November 2013
Compass is a three part series that captures the full spectrum experience of ski trips to three beautiful countries: Russia, Italy, and Japan. The contrasting culture, mountain shape, terrain, snow quality, food, language, music, pace of life and architecture all play into what it feels like to s...
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03 October 2013
"Four Day Season" is exactly what the title says; four days of skiing. However, these four days ended up being Eric Pollard's entire season after he broke his leg in Russia. Filmed entirely in Eric's back yard on Mt. Hood.
Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration w...
Four Day Season
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05 September 2013
A Road Less Traveled is a short motion picture that explores Chris Benchetler's approach to skiing, looks into the creation of the Atomic Bent Chetler, draws parallels between his influences and passions in his life, and gives a unique glimpse into what direction he plans to take skiing in the fu...
A Road Less Traveled
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14 November 2012
Point and Shoot: Austria 2012 is a short edit created from the shots cut from En Route Arlberg. Pranks, snowballs, skiing, and soccer tennis all combined to give a sense of some of the antics the Nimbus crew got up to while filming for the full length webisode.
Nimbus Independent was started in...
Point and Shoot: Austria 2012
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05 November 2012
En Route Arlberg follows Pep Fujas and Eric Pollard on a journey to Austria where they meet up with Roman Rohrmoser to ski Arlberg, Austria. Natural jumps, spines, and a quick storm ski session all packed into three days of skiing.
Interested in going to ski in the same place? Check out: vorarlb...
En Route Arlberg
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30 October 2012
Point and Shoot: Japan 2012 is a mash up of footage that didn't make the final cut while editing for En Route Hokkaido. Too many good ski shots and hilarious moments to let go to waste. Enjoy.
Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration with Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, and...
Point and Shoot: Japan 2012
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29 August 2012
Nimbus is dropping 3 full length En Route webisodes fall/winter 2012:
En Route Hokkaido October 1st
En Route Arlberg November 5th
En Route Sled BC December 3rd
Nimbus will also bring you 3 more Point and Shoot webisodes that we will release from October through December.
Nimbus 2012 trailer
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05 January 2012
Grand Hirafu at Niseko in Japan has the best night skiing in the world.
We shredded pow all day watched the sun set and then skied pow all night.
Can't ask for more than that.
Music by Tired Eyes:
Music by Tired Eyes:
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13 December 2011
This is a section from En Route Nomads.
Chris Benchetler and Anthony Boronowski and John Jackson take a zone in British Columbia apart at the seems.
Benchetler sacked up and hit the feature he broke his collar bone on in 2008. Not bad Chris, not bad at all.
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29 November 2011
Nimbus School is a section from our DVD release Hunting Yeti.
It's always a challenge to re-edit footage that you have already used and make it into something new. Combining ski visuals with political undertones and setting the edit to Supertramp's "School" completely changed the pace and over...
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17 November 2011
A little C grade footage set to the tunes of The Black Lips. Check out the Nimbus filmers getting it!
C Roll - Nimbus
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07 November 2011
Nimbus - En Route Cascadia
Nimbus - En Route Cascadia
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31 October 2011
Bryce Phillips runs us through his massive back loop in Haines, Alaska
Backloop with Bryce Phillips
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03 October 2011
En Route Alaska follows Chris Benchetler, Eric Pollard and Bryce Phillips on a trip to Haines, Alaska. One of the best trips Nimbus has ever been on. One day travel to Alaska, three days skiing, and one day travel home. So much fun in just 3 days! Nimbus...
Nimbus - En Route Alaska
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30 August 2011
One of my favorite Nimbus sections. So much good shredding in this edit.
Pep Fujas, Chris Benchetler, Andy Mahre, Christian Sirianni, Sean Logan and Eric Pollard shredding the Nevada and California Backcountry.
A tribe called Nimbus
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23 August 2011
Planet Nimbus is a section from our third webisode.
We camped out on Mt. Hood at 9,000 ft and built a QP. Super fun session with Garrett Russell, Pep Fujas, Chris Benchetler, Eric Pollard.
Really good times.
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17 August 2011
Sammy Carlson slays hood in this section. Eric Pollard and Andy Mahre have some good shots as well.
Timberline Backcountry is a section from En Route Plan B
Mt Hood Backcountry with Sammy Carlson
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10 August 2011
Live Fire is a section from En Route Departure.
So much fun to shoot. We filmed this after a huge snow storm cleared out of Mammoth. We drove to Nevada and did some sled access at a United States Marine Corps Mountain Warefare Training Facility.
Pretty much full on military zone, we could...
Live Fire - Nimbus Independent
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05 August 2011
November 2008 was a great month. Super low temps and a ton of precipitation made for light snow at low elevations.
We shot our first ever Nimbus movie at our two local resorts; Mt. Hood Ski Bowl and Mt. Hood Meadows in Oregon. We only skied and shot a few nights, passing the camera back and fo...
Night Session - 2008 - Nimbus
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19 July 2011
A little behind the scenes look at our three days in Haines Alaska. Chris Benchetler, Bryce Phillips, Eric Pollard, Ike Smith and Justin Wiegand. Sorry about the snowball to the head Wiegand. Enjoy!
Three days in Nirvana - Nimbus Independent
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13 April 2011
Pep Fujas - a selfish edit
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04 April 2011
En Route Approach follows Chris Benchetler, Andy Mahre, Blake Nyman Eric Pollard and friends on four separate trips. The crew documents life at 12,000 feet for three days in Colorado, a couple weeks of ski touring and european culture in Austria and Italy, and skiing at their home areas where the...
En Route - Approach
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05 January 2011
ank You is exactly what the title states; a thank you to everyone who watches Nimbus.
Thank You begins by interviewing individuals from every walk of life about how they predict the winter. The movie then recaps the best of the last three years of Nimbus. Enjoy!
Nimbus Independent was started...
Thank You - Nimbus
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28 December 2010
Dylan Hood and Eric Pollard get a sunny pow day at Mt Hood Meadows in Oregon.
Eric Pollard & Dylan Hood - Mt Hood Meadows
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12 December 2010
Nimbus Independent's En Route Plan B is the third webisode of the 2010 season. The Nimbus Crew meets up with Sammy Carlson at his home stomping grounds for some extreme sliding, tags along with Fujas and Pollard on the Oregon coast for a bit of shark baiting, hits the mini and massive parks avail...
En Route - Plan B
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01 December 2010
2010 season of American skier Chris Benchetler: powder and backcountry. You can aslo see him in Nimbus Independant videos.
Chris Benchetler Self Edit
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17 September 2010
En Route Nomads follows Pep Fujas, Chris Benchetler, Andy Mahre, Blake Nyman and Eric Pollard on a road trip from British Columbia through Nevada to Utah. Along the way the crew scores perfect conditions and amazing terrain.