by Miryam Muller in

Im not to big on skiing, mostly because I'm not great in dealing with cold, but this beautiful ski movie trailer is so beautiful it could make a fan out of the biggest ski skeptic and make me forget the harsh cold directly. Sherpas Cinema, based in Whistler, B.C., has rolled out the trailer for "Into the Mind," a ski movie that asks what drives mountain addiction. "It's meant to be an exploratory epic into the depths of human potential, with the lines blurred between dream state and reality," says Sherpas Cinema co-director Eric Crosland. Most ski movies have pretty a simple formula: turn a camera on a group of thrill-seekers and watch them play in the mountains. Add a soundtrack featuring punk bands NOFX and Millencollin and you're set. "Into the Mind" goes several steps further. The trailer begins with an elderly monk twirling a ceremonial instrument as a "Baraka"-like chant plays on the soundtrack. A grand shot of a majestic mountain range with perilous terrain for skiers and mountaineers follows. The trailer incorporates just about every film trick you can think of, and blends them beautifully. You see an ocean wave engulfing you beneath the water. You see closeups of snowflakes as the sun reflects through them. You see time-lapse shots of the sun rising, snow melting and clouds passing over the landscape. As Buddha once said, “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
Into The Mind is about becoming. It won’t be touring through ski towns until fall of 2013, but keep checking back at their website, for updated info.