Take a sneak peek at the new girls’ freeski movie

Ahead of Friday’s Shades of Winter Between premiere, check out the best pictures from the shoot!
By Marion Schmitz

Last year, the ladies from the Shades of Winter production crew around Sandra Lahnsteiner rocked the house (and won several awards) with never-before-seen women's freeskiing.

Knowing that the current two-year production of the next movie would leave their fans with acute withdrawal symptoms, they produced a short festival edit, Between, which will air as a digital premiere on RedBull.com/SNOW this Friday – exclusively!

Enjoy this sneak preview gallery and join us on Friday in the front row for the Between festival edit!

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Mancuso not holding back in the backcountry
Julia Mancuso films for Shades of Winter.
Mancuso not holding back in the backcountry US alpine queen and Olympic champ Julia Mancuso is the latest addition to the stacked Shades of Winter athlete roster. A quick road trip through the Alps brought her to Engelberg. "I simply love to jump," she said, although the photographer was concerned about the fairly flat landing. Jules wasn't. © Klaus Polzer/Shades of Winter
Rapaport pushing her personal limits in Alaska
Matilda Rapaport films for Shades of Winter.
Rapaport pushing her personal limits in Alaska While filming for the second Shades of Winter film PURE in April 2014 Rapaport got caught in an avalanche on the last day of the trip. In April 2015 she went back to Haines with the crew, ready to step out of her comfort zone. And she did well, skiing bigger and better lines than the year before. © Justin McCarty/Shades of Winter
Haines, Alaska was the place to be in April 2015
Matilda Rapaport films for Shades of Winter.
Haines, Alaska was the place to be in April 2015 Rapaport digging deep. Last season was a tough one with tricky conditions and low snow all over the world. Haines, Alaska was shaping up though at the end of winter and the Shades of Winter crew experienced some of their best days in Alaska heliskiing. © Justin McCarty/Shades of Winter
Never too summery to ski!
Matilda Rapaport, Janina Kuzma, Sandra Lahnsteiner film Shades of Winter
Never too summery to ski! After experiencing back-to-back winters for 14 years herself, Kiwi Janina Kuzma was stoked to have Rapaport and Lahnsteiner visit her at home in New Zealand this summer. Based out of Wanaka, the crew went skitouring, had a hut trip adventure and topped it all with fantastic heliskiing days. © Shades of Winter
Playful skiing in the Alps we call home
Sandra Lahnsteiner films for Shades of Winter.
Playful skiing in the Alps we call home "Being Austrian, I definitely want to feature a beautiful Alps segment in my new film. With the Alps we have one of the best playgrounds for skiing just right in front of us" – so says producer and skier Sandra Lahnsteiner. "But it's just always a bit more difficult to find good spots for filming. © Klaus Polzer/Shades of Winter
That’s what we are all looking for, right?
Sandra Lahnsteiner films for Shades of Winter.
That’s what we are all looking for, right? Between, the third Shades of Winter film will be released in autumn 2016. A two-year film project doesn't mean it's less work and less stressful for the crew, though moments like this are the best reward for passionate Austrian skier Lahnsteiner. © Klaus Polzer/Shades of Winter
Alaska never fails to challenge skiers
Sandra Lahnsteiner films for Shades of Winter.
Alaska never fails to challenge skiers Skiing in Alaska requires you to be in the moment unlike almost anywhere else. Lahnsteiner has now skied Alaska four times and says, "It's still as impressive and intimidating as when I first came here but yet beautiful at the same time." © Justin McCarty/Shades of Winter
More than fellow skiers – also friends
Rapaport, Kuzma and Lahnsteiner film Shades of Winter.
More than fellow skiers – also friends Skiing connected Rapaport, Kuzma and Lahnsteiner, and a true friendship gew among them over the years. The film can only be good if they all perform well and push each other in the mountains. They are not competing against each other but sharing the greatest platform ever for female athletes. © Danile Ronbäck/Shades of Winter