We all know that ski patrol are the coolest dudes on the mountain but just exactly who are the guys and gals responsible for keeping us safe on the slopes?

Beyond the Pistes is a new film from GlobalShots that documents the lives of the ski patrol in the French ski resort of La Clusaz.

Made up of 40 team members, with ages ranging from 21 to 64, the La Clusaz ski patrol work in four smaller crews to cover the four ski areas in the resort, which has 125km of slopes.

Bethany Mercer, Creative Producer at GlobalShots, said: “Having spent a lot of time working in the mountains, we’ve always been intrigued by the ski patrol and the amazing work they do. We wanted to tell their true untold story and offer a real insight into the people and personalities behind the job. Our aim was to create something real, organic and raw – not just your average ski movie.”

Job done Bethany.

Check it out…