I’m feeling a little nostalgic this Friday morning, and wanted to revisit the delightful resort segment from Matchstick Productions’ “Day of My Youth”. The film is nearly seven years old, but I can remember watching this clip on YouTube for the first time like it was yesterday.
It’s not often that a ski film, or even a clip from a ski film, sticks out so vividly to me. I don’t mean to discredit modern ski films, but the majority of them seem to blend together. I just mean that there’s a certain mold that most companies follow and therefore the content isn’t as memorable.
That’s exactly why this segment from Days of My Youth was so special to me. It was the first time I had seen a bonafide ski film from a real production studio capture that feeling of spontaneous goofiness when you’re out skiing with your buddies. Most films just focus on really deep powder and steep lines, but I felt like this segment captured that authentic skiing experience that us common folks love.
You know what I mean, right? You get four or five of your best friends together on the mountain and shit gets out of hand quickly. You’re all trying to 1-up each other, you’re probably skiing too fast, somebody has had too many alcoholic beverages, and you spend the whole day laughing your ass off. It’s what skiing is all about.
Watch as Richard Permin, Banks Gilbelti, Sander Hadley, and some guy who apparently hates Unofficial Networks, shred Crested Butte and Snowbird in the ultimate bro-fest ski clip of all-time. This segment just doesn’t get old.