Koalas + Ambassadors

  1. Watch DPS Cinematic's, Reverie

    Watch DPS Cinematic's, Reverie

    A dismal melting reality of dirt and grass dominates the slopes of Italy's Gressoney resort. A dedicated duo, Piers Solomon and Santi Guzman, patiently wait for a storm that could possibly save the season with meters of snow. For days there is nothing, but at last, as night falls, thermometers drop, and minds drift in reverie toward the possibilities locked...
  2. Feature: Åka Skidor on DPS Founder Stephan Drake

    Feature: Åka Skidor on DPS Founder Stephan Drake

     
  3. Vimeo Staff Pick for The Weight of Winter

    Vimeo Staff Pick for The Weight of Winter

    DPS Cinematic's recent release of the film short, The Weight of Winter, has earned early accolades including a prestigious Vimeo Staff Pick, inclusion in the Banff Mountain Film Festival, D.C. Adventure Film Festival, and Winter Wildlands Festival. The Weight of Winter was shot entirely in Hokkaido, Japan, and will be followed by The Warmth of Winter, the follow-up Japanese anthem releasing on October...
  4. DPS Spoons and Piers on Freeskier Cover

    DPS Spoons and Piers on Freeskier Cover

    DPS Koala, Piers Solomon, has landed on the October 2015 cover of Freeskier Magazine on his beloved Spoons. The photo was taken in Engelberg, Switzerland by long-time DPS 'staff photographer Oskar Enander.  Freeskier got the scoop, as told by Oskar: Here's a look at the 2016 Resort Guide cover, starring Piers Solomon. Oskar Enander Photography says about the image, “I saw this spot a year...
  5. DPS Cinematic's Volume II Trailer

    DPS Cinematic's Volume II Trailer

    The Shadow Campaign: Volume II Trailer DPS Skis Cinematic presents four short films coming Fall 2015, in association with Gore-Tex and Outdoor Research... The DPS Koalas return in their second DPS Cinematic campaign touching down in Japan, Italy, and Switzerland for four festival-submitted short films. The DPS Cinematic dream has always been chasing deep storms, and 2015 delivered. Step into...
  6. Koala quivers in The Shadow Campaign

    Koala quivers in The Shadow Campaign

    DPS Cinematic debuted this season with four film shorts in The Shadow Campaign series: Sanctuary, Whitewash, Sun Dog, and Inversions. The reception has been stellar with film festival inclusions, online honors, and plenty of buzz. The four films feature members of the DPS Koalas. People often ask us what skis they chose to pack, and ride, for each location.  We...
  7. Pure Dumb Luck: The Melchsse Frutt Sessions

    Pure Dumb Luck: The Melchsse Frutt Sessions

    Chasing storms isn't easy. Carefully studying slow-moving weather blobs on a satellite weeks in advance, and then jumping in a car or plane to follow an educated hunch of what "could be" doesn't always pan out. But sometimes things fall into your lap. That's what happened to DPS founder Stephan Drake one February in Switzerland. He was in Munich for...
  8. DPS Cinematic Presents: Inversions

    DPS Cinematic Presents: Inversions

    With February days upon us, and March and April just around the corner, we enter a special time of the season. These are historically the deepest days—a long, magical, storm-heavy period. We call this period Powtime and encourage skiers to dial-in their quiver to get the most from their game. Select promotions are available at DPS dealers around the world, including on dpsskis.com...
  9. Piers Solomon Backcountry Magazine Cover

    Piers Solomon Backcountry Magazine Cover

    The snow last season in Engelberg, Switzerland (site of this year's first European DPS Rider's Weekend) was  uncommonly marginal. Low tide conditions persisted while neighboring mountain ranges in Italy experienced monster storms. However, all was not lost! On one of the season's rare powder days, photographer Oskar Enander and DPS Koala, Piers Solomon capitalized on the conditions in magical light. The...
  10. DPS Cinematic Presents: Sun Dog

    DPS Cinematic Presents: Sun Dog

    DPS Skis is proud to present Sun Dog, the third film in The Shadow Campaign series. Presented by DPS Cinematic in association with Outdoor Research and Gore-Tex, Sun Dog has already received film festival accolades from Banff Mountain Film Festival, Cold Smoke Winter Film Tour, and the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival. The film has also been selected for the...

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