Free ski movie: Nimbus Independent releases ‘En Route: Nomads’

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 12, 2010 3:44 pm

Nimbus Independent is back to drop their second webisode of 2010, and this time the crew’s latest ski footage is available to the public free of charge.

“En Route: Nomads,” stars skiers Eric Pollard, Chris Benchetler, Andy Mahre, Pep Fujas, Blake Nyman, Anthony Boronowski, and Sean Logan as they travel the world to capture some of the industry’s most creative and stylish skiing, while venturing into the world’s most beautiful ski locales.

Nimbus’ editor and skier, Eric Pollard, has called “En Route: Nomads” his favorite movie so far, which says a lot considering the library of past classics such as “Idea” and “Contrast.” I caught up with the man himself to set the scene for “Nomads,” talk the changes at Nimbus, and discuss the future of digital distribution for the ski movie industry.

Eric, you’ve said this is your favorite webisode so far. Can you give us a brief run-down of where the crew traveled for this latest movie? I know Sean Logan jumped into the fold for this episode?

The movie opens with a quick intro and moves right into the first location; Whistler, Canada. Chris Benchetler and Anthony Boronowski access the endless terrain on their sleds and meet up with one of the best snowboarders in the world; John Jackson. From Canada Chris drove south to Nevada where he met up with Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, Sean Logan and myself. We all rallied a paintball course and then Pep and Blake Nyman hiked to a few zones in Utah. This webisode is my favorite because I get to watch Anthony, Chris, Blake and Pep all ski on their home turf (Canada, Nevada, Utah). I also just like the overall pace of the movie.

Nimbus has experimented with a number of formats with DVD, free webisodes, paid webisodes, etc. Why the decision to move back to the free webisode format?

We moved back to free webisodes because we want as many people as possible to see the movie.

Do you think the future of the ski movie industry lies in moving towards digital distribution or do you think people will still enjoy a hard copy DVD/blu-ray?

I think people will want DVDs for the next few years, but soon I believe you will see an even stronger shift toward digital media.


Without further adieu – sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the best powder you’re going to find in the middle of September as Nimbus takes you on a journey that is sure to leave you wanting more. Be sure to keep a look out for Nimbus’ crew members Eric and Erin Pollard, and Chris Benchetler, who will be starring in the Ski Channel’s original film, “The Story,” arriving this fall at a grass roots premiere near you.