Last March I travelled to the Italian side of Mont Blanc to film an episode for Salomon TV based on the new Monte Bianco Skyway. In 2015, the rustic Helbronner lift was replaced with a state of the art, 120 million Euro cable car system that whisks skiers and tourists up to 3500m in a mere 20 minutes. Oscar Taiola, who has worked for the cable car since the 70's, an icon of the Italian side, introduced us to the history of the tram and his passion for the mountains.
Despite being typically late in the season for the predominantly south facing descents from the Skyway, we were fortunate to have 10 days of clear weather and stable conditions in March to ski some of the bigger descents accessible from the tram. We pushed production into the high alpine, flying drones at altitude to capture unique footage of the Alps and enjoyed some incredible skiing and hospitality.
A huge thanks to Cecilia and the ladies at Courmayeur Mont Blanc. And thanks my crew- Tony Lamiche, Alex Pittin, Kaj Zackrisson, Josh Daiek, Mattias Fredriksson and Jay Trusler.