“Eclipse,” the third episode of Salomon Freeski TV’s ninth season, was the brainchild of Reuben Krabbe, a Squamish, BC-based photographer and regular Mountain contributor. Krabbe had always wanted to photograph skiers during a total solar eclipse, and this past March, he got the opportunity. The 30-minute film chronicles the efforts of Krabbe, as well as pro skiers Cody Townsend, Brody Leven, and Chris Rubens, to capture action shots along the Arctic Circle in Svalbard, Norway. The film cost upwards of $100,000—making it Salomon’s most expensive Freeski TV episode to date—and was shot in extremely difficult terrain and conditions. The final edit, which took home Best Film: Snow Sports at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, is as awesome as it sounds.
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