In July of 2016, the Swedish freeskier Matilda Rapaport was tragically killed in an avalanche near the Farrellones ski area in Chile, some 36 kilometers from Santiago. She was filming for a project and it was only her second run of the day.
The winter before, friends Henrik Windstedt, Dave Treadway and Matilda Rapaport went to British Columbia Canada to film a ski movie. “Perspective” is the visually unique edit that came from that trip. In the 4 min edit, they go on a visual journey into the heart of the powder skiing, so unique to the area around Nelson. The team worked hard on making sure that the images would stand out from the crowd and feel innovative. To accomplish this they hauled a lot of gear out in the backcountry such as heavy lifting drones, gyro stabilizing gimbals and more in order to get the creative angles of the action. The result is truly awesome and really makes you want to get out there and ski. Right now.
It’s very emotional seeing Matilda in this edit. She was a great skier and even greater person. We really want to show what a fantastic skier she was with this edit and she will always be a big part of our crew.
-Anders Gustavsson, Athlete Manager Peak Performance
Ride pow in peace Matilda. The ski industry and Freeride World Tour will miss you dearly.