The Meeting

An annual gathering of athletes, filmmakers, and ski industry personalities in Aspen, Colorado.
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The Meeting in Aspen

Held in Aspen, Colorado, every September, The Meeting is an annual prelude to winter: athletes, filmmakers, and other snowsports personalities gather for a weekend of parties and ski and snowboard film premieres. “The Meeting is a great way to kick off the winter season,” says Teton Gravity Research’s Dirk Collins. “It is one of those special events that only comes along a couple times a year where athletes, filmmakers, and industry magnates all get together in one place to share ideas and good times. And there is no better place to host an industry film festival than Aspen.”

This year, 12 films will be showing September 24-27 at three venues: the Wheeler Opera House, Belly Up, and the Sundeck on top of Aspen Mountain. The films include Matchstick Productions’ In Deep, TGR’s Re:Session, Poor Boyz Productions’ Every Day is a Saturday, Nimbus Independent’s Contrast, Level 1’s Refresh, and more. Simon Dumont has already arrived in Aspen and more are on their way. Skiing’s Megan Michelson will be blogging from Aspen over the weekend—so stay tuned.

The Sky Hotel is the official host hotel for The Meeting. Click here for more information on the event.


Aleksander Aurdal at Folgefonna, Norway.

The Envelope Please…

Announcing the winners of the first annual Skiing Magazine awards for outstanding achievement in the field of excellence in film.

French Alps based photographer and longtime Skiing contributor Christoffer Sjöström has a new 175-page hardcover coffee table photo book filled with stunning shots of Candide Thovex taken over the last 10 years. “Candide is one of the greatest pioneers within the world of skiing, and he was one of the riders who changed and turned the sport to what it is today,” says Sjöström. The book features a wide selection of lifestyle and action shots taken from 1999 to 2009 and interviews with top riders such as Tanner Hall, Jon Olsson, Simon Dumont, Sammy Carlson, and others talking about Candide. “This book is a showcase of my work and I chose to do it about one of the best riders I’ve worked a lot with during the past 10 years,” Sjöström says. “I really like these kinds of books myself and I had been toying with the idea for a few years. I didn't want to make a book of my random portfolio photos, but preferred to tell a story about one of the innovators of freestyle skiing. The book captures different themes that I thought have been important in his life as well as his career as a pro skier such as his home resort La Clusaz, Alaska, Candide invitational event, the X Games, his big injury and after.” The book does not have a U.S. distributor yet, so the easiest way to purchase the book is at The cost is 45 Euros ($62 US), shipping included. Take a look at the following slides for a peak at what is inside The Book Of Candide.

The Book of Candide

We just got a copy of photographer Christoffer Sjöström’s new photobook "The Book Of Candide." The book beautifully documents the last 10 years of Candide Thovex, one of the best skiers in the world today.

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The Edge of Never

In 1996, legendary big-mountain skier Trevor Petersen was killed skiing in Chamonix, France. In 2005, his 15-year-old son Kye went to Chamonix in with his dad’s friends to ski the line that killed his father. The film that documents his experience, The Edge of Never, comes out this fall.