Seth Morrison is The Ordinary Skier
Seth Morrison has been in Crested Butte, Colo., lately, heading out about 10 miles each day on a snowmobile to find untouched zones where he and his crew then ski tour up peaks, filming it all as part of a new movie he's working on with Oakley. "This is where the snow is right now," Morrison said recently. "It's all for the movie, which is a kind of a retrospective of my career, the past, present and future."
The movie, which is expected to come out in the fall of 2011, was just named on Wednesday: The Ordinary Skier.
A trailer for the film will be shown for the first time at an Oakley athlete and media dinner in Aspen on the Wednesday before Winter X Games.
Other Oakley athletes appear in each segment as well. "[The other athletes] aren't even really talking about me," Morrison says. "They're mostly talking about themselves. And then we just go touring a lot and filming. We've been going to different places around the world." He names a few places besides the Crested Butte backcountry: Chamonix, France; Termas de Chillan and La Arpa catskiing in Chile; Bariloche, Argentina; and places in between.
The film is being directed and produced by Constantine Papanicolaou, who directed Show & Prove, The Massive, Believe and the majority of ESPN.com/Action's Being profiles.
Filming for the Oakley movie will definitely be the focus of Morrison's season, so does that mean no TGR segment in Alaska this year? "Well, I hope to be able to get to Alaska again this year with the TGR boys, and get out exploring some new places again," he answers.
It's hard to believe after years of images of Morrison being flown to the tops of peaks for Teton Gravity Research films that he's climbing all his own lines for this movie. "There isn't really a big budget for helis and stuff for this, so we have been climbing our own lines all over," he says. "The whole gist of the movie is just to send the message that if you work hard enough you can achieve anything."