How good is Seeking Nirvana’s latest ski film, Hard Nose the Highway? Let’s put it this way: you don’t have to be a skier to enjoy it. Hell, you could enjoy it if even if you’ve never heard of snow. Therein lies the magic of the Seeking Nirvana series – Mike Henitiuk, Joe Schuster, Riley Leboe, Matt Margetts, and an incredibly talented crew have created something that is at once highly technical, yet light and approachable. World-class skiers will drool over the lines these guys choose, yet non-skiers will drool if only for the insane visuals and artsy & humorous edits.
So where did the Fabulous Foursome head this time? The northern wildlands of British Columbia, a place Henitiuk describes as having, “Taller mountains, greater forests and more blank spaces on the map.” In other words, it’s Seeking Nirvana territory.
From the retro Hockey Night in Canada opening to jaw-dropping drone shots to sphincter-tightening chute drops, Hard Nose the Highway has everything we’ve come to expect from this prolific crew. Yet, like all the Seeking Nirvana films before it, this film stands alone like a majestic mountain in a majestic range.