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The Nightman cometh — snowboarding in the dark in an LED suit

Now this is really cool! Beautiful and so tranquil in slo mo. Thanks, Eideard!


Night snowboarding usually equates to grueling pre-dawn slogs up backcountry routes or short, icy turns under stadium-like lights at small resorts. has put a new spin on those traditional forms of night riding. In this stunning piece of film, a unique LED suit is employed to turn the subject into a powder-slashing apparition.

Nowness describes itself as “the digital leader in luxury storytelling,” explaining that it attempts to convey inspiring stories of contemporary culture and lifestyle across many genres. In putting together a snow sports film, the site turned to filmmaker Jacob Sutton, a photographer and filmmaker more at home in fashion than sports. Sutton decided that he wanted to take an original approach to snowboard filming, something that’s getting more and more difficult to do in a genre that’s become overcrowded with film crews.

“I wanted to approach snowboarding in a more textural aesthetic way that felt…

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  1. SCORE! Burning Man meets the slopes. Luckily almost every resort in Canada has night skiing, and a small one here at Donner Pass does as well. Just don’t stray past the out of bounds on the latter. Don’t want to be on some hungry boarder’s dinner menu.
    Totally rad video dude!

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