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The Faction Collective Presents: "Ruka"

Park skiers find an off-the-grid freestyle retreat in Finland.

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Finland might not be the epicenter of freestyle, but if you’ve ever seen one of Finnish park skier Antti Ollila’s edits, you’d think otherwise. The Faction athlete known in the freestyle community for his innovative style grew up shredding the park at Ruka, a ski hill way up in northern Finland that’s growing in notoriety among those in the know for its park scene.

In Faction’s newest short video, Ollila shows off his stomping grounds in Ruka to fellow freestyle skiers Alex Hall and Markus Fohr, and the trio takes full advantage of the minimal crowds and long spring days to session the crap out of Ruka’s park.

Directed by Etienne Mérel, “Ruka” will have you longing for those spring days that serve up slushy snow, plenty of sunshine, and ample daylight to slide around with the crew.

Starring: Alex Hall, Antti Ollila, Markus Fohr 
Direction & Cinematography: Etienne Mérel
Edited by: Etienne Mérel
Filmed on location: Ruka, Finland
Soundtrack: “Topdown” performed by Channel Tres