Powder to the masses: Nimbus Independent releases entire DVD collection for free

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 17, 2010 9:50 am

Nimbus Independent, one of the most innovative ski movie producers in the game, recently dropped their latest webisode entitled “En Route: Nomads” to critical acclaim. Besides just turning heads for the film’s jaw-dropping ski footage, Nimbus also made news with “Nomads” associated price tag – free-ninety-nine.

After releasing DVDs for purchase the last three years and experimenting with $5 webisodes, Nimbus has ultimately decided to make their content available to the public for free. Co-founder Eric Pollard said the Nimbus crew wants their work to be seen by as many people as possible with the goal to change people’s perceptions of skiing.

However, most people didn’t expect the new pricing changes to be retroactive to past Nimbus releases, but that’s exactly what the company has done as they have published their entire volume of DVDs onto their Vimeo page.

While Nimbus won’t release another full-length DVD this fall, riders Eric and Erin Pollard and Chris Benchetler will be starring in the Ski Channel film “The Story,” so rest assured you’ll still get your Nimbus fix.


Idea from NIMBUS INDEPENDENT on Vimeo.

Idea is a movie directed by Eric Iberg and Eric Pollard. Idea explores the skiing and personalities of Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre and Eric Pollard.

“Idea was the first project that we all stepped back from filming for big productions and did our own thing.” -Eric Pollard

Nimbus was practically born out of this project. It was the first movie that Eric, Pep, and Andy worked together on and they have been working together with Nimbus ever since.



Hunting Yeti takes a different approach to ski films by editing ski footage over the opinions of everyday skiers and the Nimbus crew.


Contrast from NIMBUS INDEPENDENT on Vimeo.

Contrast is the 2009 DVD release from Nimbus Independent. Contrast shows four different skiers that have a very different style of skiing from the rest of the world.