2.5 Million

American skier Aaron Rice sets out to ski 2.5 million human-powered vertical feet


Running time

22 minutes

Country / Nationality

United States

Our Judges say:

A skier spends every day of the yeah pushing the boundaries by hiking up and shredding mountains across the American continents, to break a world record what a feet of it fitness and endurance.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

A skier takes on a huge personal challenge to break the world record for self propelled ascent and descent in a year... will he succeed and at what cost?

Anna Paxton

characterful and beautifully shot skiing record setting adventure. Marked improvement in facial hair over the course of the film.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

"2.5 Million" follows American skier Aaron Rice as he sets out to ski 2.5 million human-powered vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record. 

To be successful Aaron will have to ski over 330 days in the calendar year and chase snow around the world. The challenge will be both physically and mentally gruelling, and injuries are not an option.