Tom Wallisch was hard to track down in 2013. Save for a World Championships slopestyle gold, Wallisch, one of freeskiing’s most recognizable faces, was virtually invisible last season. That’s because the 2012 Dew Tour champion and Winter X gold medalist had embarked on a one-of-a-kind movie expedition, traveling the world to put together a solo ski film titled simply, “The Wallisch Project.”
With the Olympics and the first ever slopestyle skiing competition just months from know, Wallisch picked an interesting time to focus on a film project, but in many ways it was a return to the Pennsylvania-raised skier’s roots. Wallisch grew up in front of the camera, filming with friends and gaining Internet fame long before he ever took home any competition hardware. “The Wallisch Project” is a reminder that despite Wallisch’s competition prowess and pursuit of Olympic fame, the skier has never lost touch with himself and his sport.
The world got a teaser of T-Wall’s latest endeavor this week when the official trailer dropped online. Look for the entire 7 minutes and 29 seconds on iTunes in the next few weeks. Powder magazine senior correspondent Mike Rogge got an early sneak-peak at the project; see what he had to say about it at powdermag.com.