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Film Premiere: The Approach 2 & Nexus

What a night! Thank you all for coming out to the premiere! Athletes and ski-film lovers traveled from near and far, and the space was packed with stoke. We got fired up for winter and celebrated the folks shaking up the ski industry. We truly couldn’t be more grateful for the local ski community.

Special shoutout to our sponsors: Vermont Glove, Bolton Valley, J Skis, Darn Tough Vermont, Bivo, Mad River Glen, EVO, and Fat Tire 🍻

About the Films

Mad Trees Presents:

The Approach 2

The Approach 2 features an all-star lineup of black, brown, and women skiers and riders. This film includes three talented UVM Grads:

Producer: Anne Cleary
Editor: Sam Mana
Pro skier: Vasu Sojitra

So cool to see friends of Skida getting out there, riding their hearts out, and doing inspiring work! These athletes are reframing snow sports to be more inclusive. They’re lifting each other on ~the approach~ and cheering for each other on the way down.

Arc'Teryx Presents:


Nexus is a ski film documenting five distinct groups of female identifying skiers, their connection to the mountains and how skiing shapes their relationships. Each segment explores how the mountains have been a transformative place for each of these athletes, and what they’ve learned from their time on skis.

This film has been making its way around the U.S. and has already won best storytelling from ski film festival, IF3.

More on the print:

Brooklyn designed this print to mirror the warm energy she felt before filming for The Approach. She writes, "...I kept having these dreams about skiing where I was about to drop in, the light was on my face and I felt an overwhelming sense of light and warmth. I really tried to bring that feeling into my skiing this season and also my art."