Kye Petersen was destined for ski movie greatness. His dad, Trevor Petersen, was an iconic Canadian extreme skier, starring in movies and responsible for dozens of first descents. Kye grew up in the backcountry and skiing at Whistler-Blackcomb. After his dad died in an avalanche accident Kye retraced his last line; it was the first ski film he would star in. Since then he’s stood on the podium of the Freeride World Tour and skied in several major ski movies.
It all lead to his starring roll in Numinous, a feature length ski movie that’s made the rounds of North America and international ski festivals. It is wrapping up its tour at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival on Friday February 16.
The most awarded ski flick of the year, Numinous follows Kye around B.C. as he teams up with some of the province’s best skiers to attack some of the craziest big mountain lines. To get a sense of what the movie’s about check out the Interior BC segment. It’s a menagerie of ballsy pillow lines and huge airs in some of the gnarliest terrain anyone is skiing.
If you’re in Vancouver this week watch the feature length film at VIMFF If not, you can download it and watch it at home on iTunes and Vimeo.
RYAN REPORT is a frequent web post by Ski Canada magazine’s technical editor, Ryan Stuart.Kye Petersen, Ryan Report, VIMFF