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Nimbus En Route: NOMADS!

October 9th, 2010 - Posted by in LINE Skis News

If you find yourself this fall stuck in front of your computer, checking weather patterns hoping for early snow, wishing you could fast-forward time to the first big dump…. then maybe you should go check out Nimbus to keep you busy until the white stuff starts falling.

See there’s this pretty good skier named Eric Pollard, he’s kind of an up and comer, who has put together a tribe of skiers who travel around getting amazing footage of whatever they’re doing. Check out this group of Nomads doing their thing below and on the Nimbus site.

Who knows, maybe when you’ve watched all of the videos it’ll be time to ski!?!

Here’s the latest En Route: NOMADS!

En Route Nomads from NIMBUS INDEPENDENT on Vimeo.

Check out a little behind the scenes action with these shots!

Quite Symbolic for this Crew

The Visionary Mr. Eric Pollard

The Crew

Early bird get the powder

Early bird get ths powder

Hiking for those Turns

Bacons in the Morning

No new snow = PAINTBALL!

No new snow = PAINTBALL w/GoPros!

the battlefield

the battlefield

insert own sound effect

insert own sound effect

Double Fisting

Double Fisting

more down time = serious Wii carnage

more down time = serious Wii carnage


Sled Time

Getting there is half the fun

Getting there is half the fun


Ike reppin' 130s

Pollards taking a break

Pollards taking a break

Pollard and Pep

Chris in Canada

Anthony Boronowski in Canada

Andy huckin in NV

Andy throwing down in a Tree Graveyard

Benchetler slashing in Canada

Survival of the fittest

Nature on the road

For making it the end of the post… sit back and enjoy our favorite classic: IDEA!!!

Idea from NIMBUS INDEPENDENT on Vimeo.

Spring Update from EP

April 20th, 2010 - Posted by in LINE Skis News

This post was originally found on What’s your story?

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Winter is not over. I have been chasing storms all over the west coast for the past two weeks.

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Mt. Shasta on the way home to Oregon from Nevada. A little eye candy for the 12 hour journey.

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In & Out also makes the adventure that much better.


My sled fell off the trailer on the way up the access road. It was nearly fatal for the five year old.

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Without snowmobiles we wouldn’t be able to go 15 miles into the backcountry, but it’s a love hate relationship.

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Downhill turns are the best.

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Still have to hike a bit to get the goods

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A little through the trees action.

Finally here’s a little Nimbus Point & Shoot Edit I made recently. Check out for more That’s it for now, have a great spring!


En Route Departure LIVE!

March 22nd, 2010 - Posted by in LINE Skis News


En Route Departure is Eric Pollard‘s first installment of the year of the En Route Series by EP’s film production company, Nimbus Independent.  Skiing everywhere from a North American military base, to Monte Bianco in Italy watch the short preview here and DOWNLOAD the full length 40 minute movie filled with more flips, spins, switch pow landings, riding and fun than you can shake a stick at.

this edit is a short version of our full length 40 minute film titled “en route departure”.  if you like the edit you will really like the full length movie.  en route departure documents two months of travel with the nimbus crew.  everything that goes with a ski trip is portrayed in this movie; amazing powder, terrible conditions, airports, road trips, culture, etc.  the en route series is an attempt to depart from the norm of ski film making.  instead of jump after jump, en route departure is about the people, places and skiing along the way.  ian cosco, bene mayr and christian sirianni  join the original nimbus crew: pep fujas, eric pollard chris benchetler and blake nyman for a great adventure.



The full length version will be available for download only at:

Point and Shoot is a new video blog series available only at Point and Shoot explores the perspectives of each Nimbus crew member throughout the entire year. Each movie is skier filmed and edited.

Nimbus crew in Rome, Italy. Two days of walking Rome right after 24 hours of travel time. Amazing!

Eric, Ian and Wiegand posing in front of the walk to the Vatican. Notice the smart car driving by! Believe it not, but they have even smaller cars than the smart car in Italy!

Inside the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica. You feel so tiny in this Godly building. This photo doesn’t do the size justice. Did you know the Vatican City is it’s own country? We walked around the entire country in an hour.

The walk to the Vatican. This statue was on the bridge in front of Ponte Sant’ Angelo. We stayed in a hotel right near this statue, key location.

Eric filming the Vatican courtyard.

We missed the cut off time to get inside the Coliseum. At least we got to watch the sunset just outside.

The lights come on at night on most of the monuments. It’s great for night strolls with some stops for wine, pasta and gelato!

We went to a hot spring in Courmayeur that was called Pre-Saint-Didier. Its at the base of Monte Bianco. So relaxing, although if you decide to go watch out for Italian PDA!

Here is all of us in the hot spring. Nice and steamy!

Nimbus Crew after a night of delicious pasta! The guy driving is our Italian guide and skier, Martino Valle.

Same night turned into a MAJOR snowball fight! Here is Wiegand getting a shot at the other car with the rest of the Nimbus crew.

Eric in the gondola at Courmayeur.

Eric on a house jib at the end of the trip. We had so much snow during the time we were in Courmayeur. We pretty much had a foot of snow every night!

Chilling at the hotel, drinking wine.

We were in Cervinia at the base of the Matterhorn for a few days. The snow wasn’t the best so we moved to Courmayeur.

Italian food has to be the best food in the world! This was at a hole in the wall pizzeria where the tables were packed so tight you could hardly get in your seat, but it was worth it for the food and wine!

This was the staircase to get us to the Sistine chapel. We were not able to take photos inside where the famous Michelangelo paintings are. It’s a sacred place…even talking is prohibited.

Powder. Powder. Powder in Italy! Nothing better. Here is Eric in the freshies.

Here is Torino, Italy from a lookout spot that Alessandro took us…our Italian photographer from the trip. This is where he lives.

Alessandro took us to his family’s house for a home cooked meal. It was amazing! This is his photo at his home studio.

Ok, shifting to Mammoth, California. This was taken at our condo that we booked through 101 Great Escapes. Super nice ski-in, ski-out at Chair 15 at Mammoth. It was epic snow with an epic place to stay.

Eric and Blake at our secret mountain warfare zone. We had amazing weather after a huge storm cycle of 5 feet in three days!

Pep and Eric sitting on one of Mother Earth’s beauties! And to the right Blake and Pep getting ready to hit this monstrosity.

Nimbus crew on top of a jump spot and to the right Eric letting slough fly.

Pep chilling out after a day of jumping. Photographer Abe Blair in the background.

Pep feeling out the snow.

Eric doing a Rodeo off a natural Jump. Natural take-off’s were a recurring theme for this location.

Eric filming some scenic on the highway to Mammoth.

Nimbus Point & Shoot: Garrett Russell’s HOME

March 2nd, 2010 - Posted by in Propaganda (Line in the News & Media)


Point & Shoot by Nimbus Independent is a series of quick edits from Nimbus Athletes (in this case LINE MC Garrett Russell) so tune into their site for new videos!

Epic skiing in the San Juans of Colorado.  My brother, roommate, and myself skiing some classic back country.  Thanks goes out to Will Wesson for filming me in the park and BC booters,  Brad Foley for taking photos of me, and my brother for showing me the way!  Other than that, this is what I have been up to on my free time.  I won’t lie, I really miss Mammoth sometimes and riding with the crew, who ever it may be.  But a man has got to do what a man has got to do.

For me… this is saving the Russell legacy; our sacred cabin.

Eric Pollard’s Self-Edit(s)

January 23rd, 2010 - Posted by in LINE Skis News

Eric Pollard is a skier, an artist, a ski designer, and a film maker. His vision for Nimbus Independent has become reality traveling around the world filming what he wants, with who he wants. The best part is he gets to edit it how he wants. This all started from not being satisfied with how his segments were edited. Enter the famous Eric Pollard “Self Edit”. Even though EP’s day job has become making self edits (and of his friends), he still has time for Line to pump out a fresh one of his 2009 season.

Eric now has a FACEBOOK page, so you can be his fan and get updates from the road! Enjoy!

Eric’s ’09 Self-Edit

Eric Pollard’s ’08 Self Edit

Eric Pollard’s ’07 Self Edit

Eric Pollard’s ’06 Self Edit

now go watch Eric’s Nimbus Independent Episodes and Movies like you’ve never seen them before!

The Powder Mag Video Award Nominees are…

January 15th, 2010 - Posted by in LINE Skis News, Propaganda (Line in the News & Media)


Will Wesson, Eric Pollard and the Meathead Films! Proving once again that Line athletes, editors and film makers are among the best in the world. Check out the videos, go to for the latest and check the live webcast on January 30th.

Winning the Pevy last year Will Wesson was nominated again for “Best Jib”

Winning the Pevy last year, Eric Pollard’s Nimbus Independent Film Company was nominated again for “Best Editing”

Meathead Films nominated for “Movie of the the Year”. In the past they won with Will Wesson’s “Best Jib” and were nominated for “Best Powder”

Good luck everyone! See you on the web!

Pollard’s Art at EVO

January 8th, 2010 - Posted by in Propaganda (Line in the News & Media)

Eric Pollard is a pro skier, ski designer, artist and film maker. Evo, a Line ski shop in Seattle is so stoked on Eric’s versatility they carry everything EP creates and skis on and for a limited time they will be displaying EP’s art in their gallery.  So if you’re in the Seattle, Washington area, head down to Evo and check out lots of never before seen Eric Pollard original art. Oh and you can also check out the EP Pro, Sir Francis Bacon, Elizabeth, Point Sticks with Grips and everything else LINE Eric rocks on a daily basis.



Eric Pollard all over Freeskier Magazine

November 17th, 2009 - Posted by in LINE Skis News, Propaganda (Line in the News & Media)

Eric Pollard is not only on the cover of Freeskier Magazine’s December Issue, he painted it! The mag is filled with sweet pictures of Eric on his EP Pro skis and has an awesome article about Eric’s film company, Nimbus Independent.

Freeskier Magazine December '09 Eric Pollard

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