Mark McMorris Releases the Trailer for His Latest Project, In Motion
This past season Mark McMorris decided to take some time and dedicate it to riding in the backcountry instead of preparing for and entering contests. That’s a solid choice if you ask us. It seems as many riders’ careers begin to develop, the backcountry begins to beckon, and many pros answer that call. McMorris is no different, albeit at a slightly younger age, which is worth noting. Think about the constant impacts related to consistently putting down doubles, triples, and now even quads, which are magnified even further by the icy, bulletproof landings. Taking some time out to explore big mountain lines and rip pow with your friends such as Mikkel Bang, Nicolas Müller, and countless more, seems to be the perfect remedy. It’ll be pretty exciting to see Mark transition from the so-called ‘contest kid’ label into becoming a force to be reckoned with on any and all terrain.
From Red Bull:
Follow Mark through the adventures of a season spent traveling the world, riding the highs and lows of competing at snowboarding's highest level. Often labeled as a 'contest kid', Mark smashes the mold as he pushes his riding beyond the confines of the competitive arena and into the fresh powder and big lines of the backcountry. Between the contest podiums & champagne showers, Mark makes detours to explore the freedom of backcountry riding and learn first-hand from some of the sport's best.
In his four years in the competitive spotlight, Mark has achieved incredible success, but for the young slopestyle rider, taking his skills to the backcountry represents a new frontier in which to progress toward his goal of becoming one of the most versatile snowboarders in the world. His desire to learn more and strive harder, connects his struggle in this new arena to riders of all abilities. And from the high alpine to the most creative park terrain, Mark is focused and committed.
With candid, behind-the-scenes access, insightful interviews, and in-the-moment drama, In Motion bounces between the heights of Mark's competitive success & the challenges of pushing his progression as an all-around rider. Along with appearances from many of snowboarding's most talented riders, shredding locations around the globe from Japan, Austria, Laax, and Aspen, to Whistler and Australia, the film paints a vivid picture of elite snowboarding, revealing that Mark McMorris is not just a 'contest kid', but a humble, well-rounded rider with a true passion for the sport of snowboarding.