La Grave’s Derby de La Meije is an 800-person, 6,000-vertical-foot downhill race through some of the gnarliest lift-accessed terrain anywhere.
His eyes bulge as he straight lines out the tightening funnel of La Grave, France’s Vallons de La Meije. The muscles in his thighs tear in ways you can’t train for. On his left, he passes a man sliding on an inner tube. On his right, a woman telemarking in a tutu. He’s locked in the world’s longest human slalom, down 6,000 vertical feet of refrozen knee-deep bumps, with no marked course, and nothing barring the public … More
“Drawn From Here” is an exploration of Eric Pollard’s processes as a skier, as a ski/product designer, and as an artist. It follows the influences he draws from. The film chronicles a pivotal injury Eric endured during the winter of 2013.
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