Snow Blind - When All You See Is The Mountain
Snow Blind is a 2006 documentary film about the history, culture, and lifestyle of snowboarding. Shot over the season of 2004-2005, the film covers the origins of snowboarding, the evolution of it into an Olympic sport and the passionate participants, thrill seekers and competitors.
The film was released on December 8, 2006. The DVD release date is pending. It was filmed on location in Colorado and Utah and shot entirely in HD.
The film is segmented into six major thematic sections:
- Inventors: The individuals who started creating snowboards
- Pioneers: The individuals who started riding snowboards before it was a sport
- Back Country: The individuals who risk their lives riding in non-designated snowboarding areas
- Pros: The teen and twenty-something professional athletes and Olympians
- Adaptors: The individuals who have lost limbs or their eyesight but continue to snowboard
- Families: Interviews the Teters and how snowboarding has influenced their lives
The film also has one mini section on Banana George, a 93-year old snowboarder.