RIDE GREENER and Coupdoeil Film present the documentary film STEPS: the first climate-friendly snowboard and ski film of its kind. Instead of flying around the world in pursuit of snow, the featured protagonists explore the Alps at their doorstep. They travel using public transportation and climb the highest, most impressive peaks on their own before beginning their spectacular descents and jumps.
It dives into the world of people whose deep connection to the mountains ties them together. Worried about impending climate change, they are looking for an alternative way to pursue their passion in harmony with nature and experience the mountains in an ecologically sustainable way. Their thought-provoking comments about the effects of climate change and the fascination and freedom of snowboarding and skiing leave the viewer questioning their own approach to winter sports and everyday life.
During filming, great care is taken to limit CO2 emissions to an absolute minimum. Flights, helicopters, and snowmobiles are therefore strictly excluded from the production process. Flyover shots are accomplished in a carbon neutral way by using paragliders. RIDE GREENER and Coupdoeil Film want to show today’s film industry, as well as the snowboard and ski scene, that it’s possible to get spectacular winter footage without having a negative environmental impact. After all, it’s in the best interest of every snowboarder and skier to mitigate impending climate change since it so strongly threatens their own playground—the mountains.