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Meet Rafael Pease

Rafael was born in France and grew up all over the world. He has always been active in the outdoors but didn’t actually begin to snowboard till he was 17. Now 24, he spends nearly every month chasing snow and adventure in both hemispheres. Rafael splits most of his time between Chile and North America, where he just completed his degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado. His plans for the 2018/2019 include going on tour for his new film Yūgen, as well as shred and film trips to Japan, Canada, Alaska, Europe and, of course, Chile.

"Without eyes it would be hard to climb a mountain and enjoy the views"

- Rafael Pease

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Yūgen Trailer

Yūgen is a 3-year borderless mountain-based documentary film that explores the connection we as mountaineers and environmentalists share with the natural world.

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Connections Film with Rafael Pease - Hokkaido Teaser

A teaser for the upcoming film “Connections” produced by Rafael Pease, a documentary film which unites a group of passionate snowboarders and environmentalists. A film that will be elucidating the problems that are faced in their surrounding environment.

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Sled Deck DIY with Rafael Pease

With low snow conditions Rafael Pease decided to leave the lift lines behind and take matters into his own hands, creating the ultimate backcountry machine - sans trailer.