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Are these guys really in Poland?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Check this out:

Freeride en Krasnaja Polana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_nyJ...eeride%20alpes

Cheers,

Michael
post #2 of 17
Last shot in the video, did you see how steep that was?
post #3 of 17
It is actually Russia. The place is Krasnaja Poljana which means red clearing. It is a region in the Caucasus.
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt7180
It is actually Russia. The place is Krasnaja Poljana which means red clearing. It is a region in the Caucasus.
Now that's a bear that's not geographically impaired!

Cheers,

Michael
post #5 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by barrettscv
Now that's a bear that's not geographically impaired!

Cheers,

Michael

Nothing special. I studied Russian and Eastern European Politics in college. You had to learn the maps. The Caucasus have serious potential for ski resort development. There are just not enough people in the surrounding areas to sustain the industry.
post #6 of 17
That region is bidding for the Olympics: http://www.sochi2014.com/
post #7 of 17

That doesn't look like material from 'The Hit List'. Much.

Пойдем к России I?
post #8 of 17
I don't think any of that footage is in Hit List, though the terrain sure looks the same.

And it was Pep in K.P., not Pollard.
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt7180
It is actually Russia. The place is Krasnaja Poljana which means red clearing. It is a region in the Caucasus.
I should have named the thread "From Russia with love"

[quote=Paul Jones] Last shot in the video, did you see how steep that was?" [quote=Paul Jones]

Nearly vertical, at one point he drops to the run-out; not enough slope to support him.

And how about the switch to backward skiing while performing GS type turns in bottomless powder.

Cheers,

Michael
post #10 of 17
I thought it was a snow boarder until he got closer. Phat skis, are they Lines?
post #11 of 17
Love the shots through the trees ... from the vid I'd have picked other lines, but was interesting to see how his worked out
post #12 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt7180
The Caucasus have serious potential for ski resort development. There are just not enough people in the surrounding areas to sustain the industry.
We've got, what?..... about 10,000 bears? If we all moved there, we could probably become self supporting.
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnH
We've got, what?..... about 10,000 bears? If we all moved there, we could probably become self supporting.
Bring Lawyers, guns & money!

Michael
post #14 of 17

Truly deep and truly steep

The heading says it all.

What do you say we cross post it on the instruction section and get a motion analysis?

Or on second thought lets not. Lets just realize these skiers have some of the best skills and balance out there and are showing us what we learn the skills and balance for: that is to -- that is to take the challenge the terrain has to offer, master it and have a blast doing it.
post #15 of 17

If that's the meaning of "caucasian"

Finally a piece I can relate to when called "caucasian" over here.
post #16 of 17

Big Screen

I would really like to see this footage on the big screen of my TV. Anybody know if this is from (or going to be in) some ski DVD?

If I knew the title I would buy it.
post #17 of 17
i'm ready to put up my share in as russian ski resort owner/operator/bartender as my russian is good enough that i can tell the difference between someone ordering beer,wine or vodka !

its cheap living, has serious verticals, and the russian women are great !
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