Altay Wild Snow
Showing in: Wanaka and Queenstown
Wanaka Session 9: Monday July 1
Wanaka 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm with live music)
Queenstown Session Q2 Friday July 5
Queenstown 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm with live music)
28 mins, Director: Li Shuang, China, NZ premiere, subtitles.
The little town of Hemu in Xinjiang is “the birthplace of the world’s ski history.” Four men on a journey to enjoy skiing in powder snow start off in Beijing and fly four hours before arriving in Urumqi. From there, they drive 1,000km north to reach Hemu. Top skier Maliqin is electrifying as he flies down Mt. Makit, and the traditional fur ski-making scene is awe-inspiring.