LOST: A Deeply Personal Ski Memoir by Pro Skier Brody Leven [VIDEO]
Sometimes being a pro skier isn’t glamorous at all. LOST presents a darker side to the pro skier life. The striking thing about this ski short film is the honest grappling of the psychology of skiing for a living, the toll it can take on the mind and body, and dealing with the loss of a friend.
This film shouldn’t exist. These iPhone clips were never supposed to be shown. But when your passion is your job and also your enemy, a tough stint can deconstruct life into consecutive losses. Losses that come in so many forms. The unique ways we cope are part of how we justify our responses. For professional skier Brody Leven, a series of losses ultimately steered him to the highest peak in the Republic of Georgia, where a three-week trip led to a one-hour ski descent and ultimately two years of reckoning with himself. When the loss of a role model, partner, job, and identity collide, weak confidence can suffer. The way loss translates to outdoor challenges is where he finds hope.