Nimbus Independent – Compass: NIPPON

The Compass series captures a visually stunning full spectrum experience from ski trips to 3 beautiful countries: Russia, Italy, and Japan. The contrasting culture, mountain shape, terrain, snow quality, food, language, music, pace of life & architecture all play into what it feels like to ski & travel abroad.


For Nimbus, the series is a further departure from a mass appeal approach to ski movie making.

This short movie is dedicated to our friend Masami Sasaki 1953-2013.

Black Diamond Lodge
Clayton Kernaghan

Bongo Cottage

Mark Wyckmans & Jibu

Kenjirou Matsuo
“Kenia” Masaki Sekiguchi
Akio Shinya
Tayagaki Tatsuya

Eric Pollard
Chris Benchetler
Andy Mahre
Pep Fujas

Ike Smith
Justin Wiegand
Eric Pollard
Tyler Malay
Jake Strassman

Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration with Chris Benchetler, Pep Fujas and Andy Mahre. The four like minded skiers began Nimbus to bring a different perspective to skiing.

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