Eurosport Shoots Bode Miller on Bomber Skis with Never-Before-Used Virtual Reality Camera

Bode Miller on Bomber Skis

Virtual reality video clip takes puts viewers in Bode's racing boots as he descends Birds of Prey course at top speed. 


 

We have just returned from a very exciting trip to the ‘Birds Of Prey’ World Cup season opener in Beaver Creek, where Eurosport filmed Bode Miller forerunning the Downhill course at top speed on his Bomber 218 cm DH skis with a never-before-used 360-degree camera attached to his ski pole. (Get Bode's Keith Haring 'Red Snake' skis in an All Mountain version.) 

With Samsung’s cutting-edge Oculus virtual reality (VR) goggles, the film puts viewers directly in Bode’s boots as he races down the mountain at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, allowing everyday skiers to experience the rush of alpine racing from a World Cup champion's perspective. Because of the full 360-degree range, you can turn in every direction, even spinning 180-degrees to face Bode.   
 
Bomber and The Park Hyatt at Beaver Creek hosted an après ski cocktail event where skiers personally experienced Bode's Downhill run with Samsung VR goggles, provided directly by the film producers, who were in attendance. Guests also enjoyed fine wine and Patron tequila from Bomber shot skis.

After watching the video in VR Bode Miller confirmed, “This is by far the best way to experience ski racing I have ever seen.” 

 

Along with Eurosport and Discovery, the United States Ski and Snowboarding Association, the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the Vail Valley Foundation also teamed up for this project.  In its first 48 hours, the 360° video hosted on Facebook, recorded more than 350,000 views and was shared over 7,000 times.

 

See the making of the film with Bode Miller on Eurosport: