In 1996, Canadian extreme skier Trevor Petersen died while skiing the Couloir des Cosmiques in Chamonix, France. His body was found on the Glacier Ronde, two days after his death. Trevor’s skiing style was classic for the time and often ripped around with Eric Peota, who I was lucky to meet at last year’s Kootenay Cold Smoke Powder Fest. “The Edge of Never” documents Trevor’s 15 year old son, Kye Petersen’s quest to visit and ski the line that his dad died on. “I want to see what my dad last saw.” Kye says, before he begins his training to ski it with disciples Glen Plake and Mike Hattrup.
No skier can deny the luring spirit of this trailer. I just bought a DVD (click here if you want to buy one as well) and I’m sure it will get played several times on the sail across the Drake Passage. As a bonus, here is a video of Kye Petersen skiing in Las Lenas, Argentina this past September. Some cool stuff!