A humble, welcoming and soft-spoken individual, Sam Kuch is a product of his environment. Born and raised in the lesser known region of the 'Kootenays', it is a community filled with passionate skiers and downhome, throwback ski resorts. It is a picturesque, powder filled paradise that has shaped and inspired Sam and allowed him to quickly reach new heights. From breakthrough appearances with Toyota Canada & Forecast Ski Magazine to award-winning segments with MSP Films and Blank Collective films, Sam credits his roots and growing up with like minded individuals as his inspiration for taking his skiing to the level. From backyard jibs, to home-made ‘finger skis’, we reflect on Sam’s Frame of Mind, and look into what has taken Sam from small-town shredder to ski industry superstar. Sam joins up and comer Cole Richardson, Jordy Kidner and veteran, Riley Leboe on the trip of the season, at Monashee Powder Cats.
Theory-3 media (2003-2008) Journal, PNW, [photo]play, Safety Meeting, Breathe and Stop
Poor Boyz productions (208-2010) Every Day is a Saturday, Revolver, Jib Jam 2
Salomon Freeski TV (5 Seasons)
Magnetic by Whistler Blackcomb (2017)
The Fire the Saved Sun Valley (2018)
Blank Collective (2018-2021) Before Blank, 7 Stages of Blank, Follow the Forecast, Tales from Cascadia
HEAD Freeskiing / Jeff Thomas Creative
Sam Kuch, Cole Richardson, Riley Leboe, Jordy Kidner
For this year’s iF3 Movie Awards, any and all films about skiing, snowboarding or a mixture of the two are eligible.
Whether it’s focused on freestyle, freeride, urban, backcountry, telemark skiing, mountaineering, adventuring, a documentary subject, or anything in between, your film is welcome at iF3.