I want you to stop whatever the hell you’re doing and watch the entirety of this video from Salmon TV. It’s one of the most inspirational pieces of skiing media that I’ve seen in a very long time.
Legendary skier Mike Douglas takes 13-year-old Sam Tierney from Pemberton, BC under his wing in big-mountain skiing, and in climate activism. The video is beautifully shot, the story-telling aspect is phenomenal, and it will leave you wanting to get out there and do more to fight climate change.
Well done to Salmon TV, Switchback Entertainment, Mike Douglas, and Sam Tierney! This is one of the best ski films I’ve seen all year.
Salomon TV: “At 13 years old Sam Tierney was in a dark place. His climate anxiety was getting so bad he was having trouble sleeping at night. In an attempt to ease his stress, Sam writes Salomon pro skier and climate advocate, Mike Douglas, asking for advice. Seeing his younger self in Sam, Mike invites him on a weekly ski meet-up to talk about climate, skiing, and life. Featuring Sam Tierney and Mike Douglas Directed and edited by Mike Douglas Executive producers: Bruno Bertrand, Bruno Laroque, Ben Aidan, Jake Black, Dave Erb Producers: Anthony Bonello, Mike Douglas, Susie Douglas Cinematography: Anthony Bonello, Mike Gamble Music courtesy of MusicBed Visual Effects: Blair Richmond Sound design & Mix: Jeff Yellen Poster design: Max Young Supported by Salomon & Protect Our Winters