The Meaningless Pursuit of Snow | Patagonia film

a ski tourer heads uphill on wind affected terrain

The Meaningless Pursuit of Snow follows a cast of characters from far-flung regions of the world. The thing that unites them all is a backcountry culture so deep it spans languages and generations: A connection to nature, the joy of the struggle, and to find community in the mountains they call home.

Patagonia‘s new film The Meaningless Pursuit of Snow uncovers the lives of skiers and snowboarders finding their place in the snow. It includes the story of Aurélien Routens who, together with his partner Agathe Margheriti, purchased a 400-year-old off-grid village above the town of La Grave, France, using salvaged materials to restore the buildings and selling eggs from their 200 chickens to pay the bills—all while riding some of Europe’s most dramatic mountains. 

From Wyoming to Vermont, La Grave to Myoko and beyond.

Watch the full movie below, and keep an eye out for the film tour kicking off 12 December in Bolzano, touring through Zermatt, Verbier, Ansterdam, Sestriere and Rome, with more dates and stops to be added.