Imagining a Skiing Ghost Town Before Coronavirus


In the spring of 2018, professional skier Yann Rausis and filmer/editor Guido Perrini found themselves in a peculiar position—they had Verbier all to themselves. The resort, bustling in the winter, was a ghost town in April.

The pair thought it could be a cool project to film some spring lines in the empty resort and play with the idea of having the run of the place. But with a lack of available action shots they shelved the project.

Verbier was fully open when the pair filmed and Perrini made only a few edits to remove passersby.

Two weeks ago, Rausis and Perrini remembered the footage they shot what feels like eons ago, and with Verbier closed for the season they looked at it in a new light.

“We did all the lifestyle shots of me wandering around the resort being alone, we never finished the edit because we didn’t get enough action shots. We…

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