The wait’s over… Faction’s new film Abstract: A Freeski Exhibition is out!

Four skiers lined up, one with shovel in hand for making a kicker no doubt, in front of a grey building in the snow

From Japan to Utah, BC and Italy – Faction’s fourth feature film travels to all the greats, each destination providing a blank canvas for the team’s creativity in a series of freeski sequences.

When Japan re-opened its borders to foreign visitors last year following Covid lockdowns, skiers went in droves to ski the legendary JaPow. But only one ski crew went with a mission to ski in the streets and ‘remove’ snow!

Watch as Alex Hall, Mac Forehand, Antti Ollila and local rider Koga Hoshino show a very different side of Japan in this urban skiing segment for the ages.

Tim McChesney, Blake Wilson, Mac Forehand and Duncan Adams put on a veritable pow-booter-hittin’, tree-tappin’, cliff launchin’ clinic in the Utah backcountry.

Not to miss: Mac Forehand’s gargantuan rodeo 720 (for which he was nominated Standout Male Skier of the Year at the iF3 Awards).

A segment filled with the British Columbia powder pillows of your dreams, starring Micah Evangelista, Brooklyn Bell, Sophia Rouches and Vasu Sojitra.

Ten or more of the world’s best freestyle skiers invade Ursus Snowpark at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy, and display a level of skiing mastery that is second to none. Expect to see veteran riders alongside some fresh faces.

Enough words. It’s time for action.

Presenting Faction’s fourth feature film, Abstract: A Freeski Exhibition

Dive in…

©The Faction Collective 2023


  • Alex Hall
  • Koga Hoshino
  • Antti Ollila
  • Mac Forehand
  • Vasu Sojitra
  • Micah Evangelista
  • Sophia Rouches
  • Brooklyn Bell
  • Mathilde Gremaud
  • Sarah Hoefflin
  • Margaux Hackett
  • Giulia Tanno
  • Tim McChesney
  • Duncan Adams
  • Blake Wilson
  • Elias Syrjä
  • Kadi Gomis
  • Tormod Frostad
  • Matěj Švancer
  • Štěpán Hudeček
  • Gianni Biello
  • Dan Hanka
  • Dylan Deschamps

Directed and edited by Etienne Mérel

Produced by Hanne Davis and Tim Harty

A production by Bluemax Media

Executive Producers: Alex Hoye, Galen Knowles, Florian Moser

Script by Paddy O’Connell

Colour by Michael Putz