Dealing with your ski video footage?

NOTE : As of January 2016 Rifreel is now closed.

Its ski week! You head off to the airport, pumped about the week ahead filled with fresh powder runs. You meet the rest of the gang at the airport and the banter begins. Armed with your GoPro, you start recording the trip; the plane, arriving at the hotel, the first run of the day, the ski lifts, the aprés ski (very important) and the depressing journey back to reality when its all over. One week passes.

You are back to reality and the questions start to pour in from the ski party. “When are you making the video?”. “Is the ski video done yet?”. Many of us can relate to this storyline. You bought the GoPro, you went on the ski trip and you have the footage. Now you have to edit the video.
At this point, you probably know how hard this is. It takes time, creative skills, good editing software, oh and did we mention time? Yeah, lots of time.

Pin drop: New York City. Not exactly the ideal ski resort, but home to a company that may well be your new best friend. Based in the Big Apple, Riffreel(www.riffreel.com) is a new startup that will create your adventure videos for only $40. There is of course an Irish link to this startup, one of their founders hails from Cork.

How it works

It is pretty simple as 1-2-3

  1. upload your footage to their website,
  2. describe what you are looking for in your video
  3. and submit !

They take care of the rest! Their expert editors take the pain out of editing and produce something exciting that you can share with everyone. Expect a fitting song selection, awesome video effects, transitions and all the best bits of your trip highlighted in a 2­4 minute “riffreel” (it’s what they call their videos). Here is a 1 minute video on how it works.

Riffreel ski video examples

Want to see what your video could look like? Check out some of their skiing videos below.



If video editing is not in your skillset, or time is not on your side then hit up the guys at Riffreel. For $40 you can show off your trip in no time and put an end to all those “Where is the ski video?” questions!