I just wonder if you've actually seen the entire film.
If you saw the five-minute trailer, you'd come away thinking "Cool - I'd like to see more."
When I saw the full film, I came away thinking "Gawd, my ears hurt".
On the other hand, there was some pretty nice skiing scattered in there in places.
But the bottom line is that this lack-of-ability-and-opportunity old fart would not pay again to see this film. Despite the volume, I slept through parts of it.
Well, I haven't seen this year's film (It played in town last night, but my wife and I had crappy days so kind of begged it off). And I guess I can agree that TGR can go really Alaska/Chugach heavy, and I wouldn't mind more variety in shooting locales.
However, I must point out that certain people in this thread have commented on THAT PARTICULAR CLIP as being boring, not the full movie.