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Field Journal

This Is Home

This Is Home Photo: Tero Repo

A journey to find what makes us skiers.

‘From Europe to the US and back again, we follow our athletes as they return to their respective bases around the world to show us how they get it done on home turf. Revisiting old playgrounds and favourite lines, finding new challenges and scoping out secret spots, this film chronicles what it means to be a freeskier today – where the conditions are what you make of them, and the search for that perfect ride begins in your own backyard.’ – The Faction Collective

THIS IS HOME chronicles what makes a skier, and tells personal stories about the environment that creates and conditions that helped shaped athletes including Candide Thovex, the world’s most famous and acclaimed freeskier, big mountain prodigy Johnny Collinson, 15-year old phenomenon Kelly Sildaru, and freeskiing icon Adam Delorme, among many others. From the icy streets of Finland to chasing powder in Montana and exploring steep lines in Zermatt, and to visiting Thovex’s playground of La Clusaz and a rally session in Verbier, THIS IS HOME profiles the ski community at its finest.

‘It was an honor to share my home mountains with such an amazing team. This is Home shows the support we have from Faction, a ski brand which believes fully in the progression of freeriding. Just watch it! I am sure you will want to go skiing after seeing it!’ – Sam Anthamatten
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Photos: 1 & 2: Erik Tomasak // 3,5,7: Jeff Cricco // 4: Alric Ljunghager // 6 & 8: Tero Repo // 7: Steve Lloyd

A film by The Faction Collective

Faction was born in 2006 in Verbier, Switzerland and is now, over ten years later, one of the fastest growing ski and apparel brands in the world. Combining technical knowledge and forward-thinking design techniques, together with a desire to experiment, they have built a reputation for innovation within the snowsports industry.

Instagram: @factionskis