Director: David Johns, Charles North, Blair Smith; Writer: Brent Gundesen; Producer: David Johns, Charles North, Blair Smith; Editor: Lyra Stewart
Skiing the Silk Road is the story of 10 young New Zealand skiers who travel the ancient trading route from Beijing to Venice, skiing in every country along the way. Over the four months they discover a living history of skiing, stretching from the birthplace of skiing in far northwestern China, through the ex-soviet ski resorts of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and on to the slopes of Iran, Turkey, Serbia and Bosnia. The tale is brought to life by the amazing local characters who guide the group through the remote and beautiful terrain of Central Asia. With skiing as their ultimate reward, the story shows the humour of traveling through these mysterious nations, as the group forge their way West... West, and on to Venice.