October 31st, 2013 by Donny O’Neill
The biggest thing to take away from Tanner Hall and Kyle Decker’s video project, The Lost Season, is quite simply this: the “Ski Boss” shows no signs of slowing down. The Lost Season begins in black and white, and includes a couple of voice-overs from Hall, through which he explains a bit of the thought process behind some of his lines and urban hits. Then, as to be expected, the reggae drops, and color returns. In what has become Hall’s trademark in recent years, we are treated to some amazing pillow skiing in British Columbia; he stomps stacks of pillow lines, the likes of which most can only dream about. In what may be the most encouraging aspect of the project, Hall shows that he still holds his own in the park, pipe and on the streets, too. Hall’s urban exploits in Quebec, along with footage from last year’s Dew Tour, the Nine Knights event, plus his aforementioned pillow attacks—it all helps to solidify Tanner’s unfading relevancy in the world of skiing.
Like Decker’s other recent film release, The Wallisch Project, The Lost Season comes in at about eight minutes long, making it easy to digest, and to watch over and again. Its $2.99 asking price is certainly worth it, especially for those who have grown up watching Tanner push the limits of skiing. As an extra bonus, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the film benefit Alpine Initiatives.