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Level 1 Drops the Trailer for Their Newest Film

August 25th, 2017 - Posted by willski in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News, Propaganda (Line in the News & Media)

Level 1 Presents Habit

It’s that time of year again! The days are getting shorter, and the air is a little more crisp in the morning. You know what that means: Ski Season is fast approaching. But what to do during the dark season? You know, that period of time between summer and the start of ski season. There’s not much to do but loaf around and nerd out over every iota of ski content and gear. Sound familiar? Well,We are all creatures of habit, after all.

At least there are ski movies. With Film Tours cruising around the country, you’ve got a guaranteed ski party practically every weekend. And nothing gets us more stoked than watching the annual offering from Level 1 Productions. This year, LJ Strenio, Khai Krepela, Will Wesson, Sami Ortlieb, and Rob Heule hopped in front of the Level 1 cameras. From LJ’s urban stuntery to Will’s creative approach and all the way to Sami and Rob’s envisioned pump track jib zone in Sunshine Village, LINE skiers ran the gambit of ski porn production. And we couldn’t be more stoked.

So be on the lookout for a HABIT Premiere near you. In the meantime, check out LJ’s X Games Real Street Part:

 

Zermatt Glacier Days: Episode 3.1

July 24th, 2017 - Posted by willski in Event Coverage, LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Sami Ortlieb, Will Wesson and Crew Head Back To Zermatt


Oh, how quickly time passes. Yet here we stand with the start of the third season of the Zermatt Glacier Days. With filmer and scoring extraordinaire, Jeff Kohnstamm at the helm, the boys produced this rad piece of summer feel good shredding. Check out the lines Sami puts down, and don’t miss Will’s subtle rail trickery.

 

But above all, this rad little slice of Swiss life highlights the insane mountain landscape of the Alps. Massive glaciers, high alpine lakes, and a hefty dose of surreal high alpine wilderness. If that — combined with a rad summer park — doesn’t make you want to drop everything and head to Switzerland, nothing will.

Level 1’s “Pleasure” out now!

October 14th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


Level 1’s Pleasure


It feels good. Slamming into concrete walls, risking the backcountry unknown, being broke on the road… Some would call it hedonistic behavior, we call it living the dream, and this cast of characters delivers a vibrant depiction of this so-called sport of skiing. With a local tourist mentality, the simple joys are found near and far. From India, Switzerland and Japan, to British Columbia, Washington DC, and Alaska, it’s business in the front, party in the back, and no one is phoning it in. Level 1 continues to surprise with another must watch ski film in a lineage of classics, for your viewing PLEASURE

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Watch your favorite LINE athletes & more in Level 1 Production’s 17th release, “PLEASURE!”

Will Wesson, Sami Ortlieb, Khai Krepela, LJ Strenio, Rob Heule, Pär Peyben Hägglund, Garrett Russell and friends.

(Pleasure) should be considered mandatory viewing this season for all ski movie fans. Combing artistry, athleticism, creativity, and a thoughtful theme carried throughout, it’s as tight and as entertaining as a ski film can get. But it’s also propped up with no ego; just having fun and skiing with your friends. Though it’s a simple concept that’s difficult to translate to film, Berman and fellow producers Freedle Coty and Jonny Durst succeed in spades.” – Matt Hansen, Powder Magazine

It seems year after year Level 1 steps up their films and Pleasure is no exception. This film is pure good times with great skiers filmed in unique locations. I’ve rewatched the film five times.”  – Mike Rogge, Outside Online

Damn, it’s a beautiful example of ski filmmaking. I was really impressed last year by the quality of Small World’s production and Level 1 have taken another step up here.” – Adam Spensley, Newschoolers.com

We really didn’t know the film would be this awesome, this unique, this crowd-pleasing.” – Freeskier Magazine



Directed by Josh Berman, Freedle Coty, Jonny Durst
Produced by Josh Berman
Principal Cinematography by Jonny Durst, Josh Berman, Freedle Coty, Robin Lee
Edited by Jonny Durst, Freedle Coty, Josh Berman
Creative Direction by Schui Baumann

Featuring:

Will Wesson, Sami Ortlieb, Tanner Rainville, Wiley Miller, Laurent DeMartin, McRae Williams, KC Deane, Khai Krepela, Sandy Boville, Magnus Granér, Mitchell Brower, LJ Strenio, Josh Bibby, Rob Heule, Ben Smith, Ethan Swadburg, Shay Lee, Jonah Williams, Pär Peyben Hägglund, Arkadiy Kazakov, Keegan Kilbride, Thayne Rich, Garrett Russell, TBS, Tatum Monod and friends.

Shot on Location in:

Eagle Pass, BC, Gulmarg, India. Kirovsk, Russia. Hokkaido, Japan. Secret Valley, Switzerland. Washington, DC. Snowbird, UT. Southeast Alaska. Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Washington TC is LIVE!

October 11th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Traveling Circus Episodes


Washington TC – A Film By LINE Traveling Circus


The LINE TRAVELING CIRCUS has returned for its Ninth Season with WASHINGTON TC. There’s no debate – this film will be a tremendous success. In what may be the largest cast yet, this international group of deplorables explores this great nation’s 42nd state – Washington!

Featuring: Leo Taillefer, LJ Strenio, Peyben Hägglund, Rob Heule, Khai Krepela, Will Wesson, Garrett Russell, Andy Parry, Ross Imburgia, Dylan Siggers, Jack Borland, Tucker FitzSimons, Sämi Ortlieb, Remus the Corgi, Jeff Curry & more!

Filmed on location at Summit at Snoqualmie, Stevens Pass & Mission Ridge!

“I’m living the American dream right now?” – Leo Taillefer

Zermatt Glacier Days is back!

July 18th, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

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Zermatt Glacier Days 2.3

Zermatt Glacier Days 2.2

Zermatt Glacier Days 2.1

“Stoked to bring you the second season’s first episode of ‪#‎ZermattGlacierDays‬ along with Sämi Jankis Ortlieb, Rob Heule and Jeffrey Kohnstamm! The Snowpark Zermatt park crew is killing it this year with plenty of unique and fun features! ” – Will Wesson

That’s right! Your favorite summer time series returns! Check out Will, Sami, Rob and Jeff in the first episode of this seasons, #ZermattGlacierDays!!

Upside down guy @willwesson at @snowparkzermatt today. New #ZermattGlacierDays online this weekend! Photo: @anufrievski

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Want to read more? Check their Q&A with Freeskier Magazine >> HERE <<

Sämi Ortlieb’s 2015 Season Edit

February 22nd, 2016 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News

Sämi Ortlieb’s 2015 Season Edit

Swiss skier, illustrator and pizza connoisseur Sämi Ortlieb has just released an all encompassing “best of 2015” season edit. This is definitely one of those sit down, shut up & turn up the volume edits. Enjoy.

Traveling Circus Season 8 Now Available!

December 28th, 2015 - Posted by Dan Brown in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News, LINE Traveling Circus Episodes


Fried Ice, Swiss Cheese-socks & Cold Turkey! Oh my!


Watch all your favorite films from LINE Traveling Circus Season 8 in one place! Start with Fried Ice the crew travels far & wide in China and Korea to experience new terrain, new food, & new fun followed by Swiss Cheese-socks, a jaunt thru the countryside of Switzerland & Italy – cows, pizza and other things! Return home in Cold Turkey with this Holiday Spectacular!

The Ever Animated Sämi Ortlieb

Swiss MC Sämi Ortlieb recently sat down to talk shop with Downdays’ David Malacrida, dishing on all things skiing related in his life. Check out an excerpt below.


WATCH: Birds


Sämi Ortlieb is a highly original shredder from Switzerland. In contrast to the technical masters and park rats of the Swiss Freeski Team, Sämi charts his own course between the park and the backcountry. This season he is the breakout star of Level 1 Productions’ Small World, so we snagged him for a quick chat at the High Five Festival.

Hey Sämi, what are you doing at High Five?
I’m trying to get rid of my hangover and watch some movies, and will present the Level 1 movie tonight.

Is this the first time you’ve filmed with Level 1?
Yes, it’s my first time. I’ve skied with Will [Wesson] a lot, and at some point we were thinking I should join him for a Level 1 trip. I was supposed to go to Japan but that didn’t happen, and then Freedle, one of the filmers, came to Switzerland, and that was fucking amazing. Freedle is the man. He is the most fun guy to film with, maybe not the most productive guy because he’s kind of slow sometimes. READ MORE >>

The Tac Pointy Stick pole


See Sämi’s illustrations on the Tac Pointy Stick!

 

This Is Crap – Watch The Crap Attack Ep. 3

April 14th, 2015 - Posted by in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


The Crap Attack || Episode 3


Fleeing the melt in North America, Will Wesson has headed to Europe to meet up with Sämi Ortlieb and the crew from Crap Attack in Laax, Switzerland. Watch them put the 2015/16 #LINEBlend to work.

Snowpark Laax with Vincent Skretteberg, Till Matti, Fabio Elsenberger, Silvan Jäger, Daniel Loosli, Sämi Ortlieb, Cyrill Hunziker, Will Wesson & Cat King Carl.

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facebook.com/snowparklaax
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Filmed & Edited by:
mathiaswittwer.ch/

Music by:

Chivas Coner – White Girls
SimonAyEm – Beat 590
Point Bloom – Only You

“Better Late Than Never”

March 17th, 2015 - Posted by in LINE Skis News, LINE Team News


“Better Late Than Never”


Sämi Ortlieb has procrastinated this season! The Swiss MC dropped a fresh edit from this past summer season to get you prepped ahead of warmer weather and slushy parks. Watch him and Elmar Bossard send it at Zermatt!

Your Perfect Springtime Park Setup

Want to get your perfect park set-up for hot laps this Spring & Summer? Well we’ve put together a few of our favorites! Check them out >>HERE<<

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