Now Playing on The Ski Channel: On The Shoulders Of Giants

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 7, 2011 5:56 pm

A landscape as big as Whistler Blackcomb’s demands a different way of thinking. 
It inspires a level of innovation, of interaction, of performance, that’s beyond the ordinary. From Whistler Blackcomb, The Ski Channel presents: On the Shoulders of Giants, a story of how visionaries, athletes, and innovators have been inspired since the beginning to step up to the challenge of Whistler Blackcomb’s terrain, and move progression a notch ahead again and again.

Join some of Whistler’s most beloved and well-known trailblazers including resort chief Hugh Smythe, big mountain skier Eric Pehota, godfather of newschool Mike Douglas, and the legendary Jim McConkey share their experiences of living in the ultimate testing ground, and how it inspired them to conceive the inconceivable. 

Jim Budge has worked as Whistler Blackcomb’s filmmaker for over 28 years and has produced countless videos to feed the passions of skiers and riders as they count down to their next day on the mountains. The backdrop to this story is one of some of the most powerful images Whistler has ever captured on film, ranging from the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola’s gargantuan feats of construction to sweeping aerial views of the majestic Coast Mountain Range.

Catch On the Shoulders of Giants on The Ski Channel now until August 25.

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                                                                  Check out a preview of On the Shoulders of Giants below: