The video producer
Filip Christensen is the Norwegian founder of Field Productions, which has been going since 2002 and is rated as one of the world’s top ski movie production companies. Their latest movie, Supervention, hit Norwegian cinemas in late October, the first time a ski/snowboard film has had a cinema release
“It feels like skiing is changing in Scandinavia, particularly in Norway. There’s been an explosion in sales of high-tech equipment for ski touring, and you see so many people now up the west coast and in the north of Norway. The Sunnmøre region and the Lyngen Alps are unique in that they’re close to airports (Ålesund and Tromsø), and you can walk up to these incredible Alpine mountains overlooking water.
“But you don’t have to go hiking. Stryn Sommerski, five hours north of Oslo airport, has great options for freeriders and powder skiers from chairlifts, and Voss is a great all-round resort. The other big trend in skiing has been the rise of freestyle skiing, especially with freestyle skiing at the Olympics in Russia. You’ve got more skiers in terrain parks in places like Vinje, in Telemark, or Oslo’s Vinterpark.
“In the Alps, I love Montafon in Austria, where we’ve done a lot of filming – when it snows, you get this deep powder in the trees. I also always really enjoy Serre Chevalier in France for the accessibility and the variety of the skiing.”