About

Real Skifi is a title under which a Finnish group of boys have produced ski videos since 2011. The crew is best known for its videos showcasing creative urban skiing. To this day these videos have been viewed altogether over five million times. Take a look at the latest video below.

Episode 17

Everyday physics, bottle flips & magic tricks.

Nov 2017
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Making of Episode 17

Glimpse beyond the magic of Ep 17.

Nov 2017

Fall

Dropping through fall.

Sep 2017

Summer

Skiing through summer.

Aug 2017

Making of Episode 16

See how the Finnish summer was made!

Aug 2016

Episode 16

Finnish Summer.

Aug 2016

Episode 15

Holiday in Stockholm.

Mar 2016

Making of Episode 14

See the secrets of Episode 14: lots of juice and cold nights.

Feb 2016

Episode 14

Time to get juicy in the streets of northern Finland.

Feb 2016

Making of UK

Behind the scenes of a unique ski trip to the United Kingdom.

Dec 2015

UK

Adventures in every skier's dream destination.

Dec 2015

Making of Episode 13

Go behind the scenes and take a closer look on the tricks and stories in Episode 13.

Nov 2015

Episode 13

Deepest skiing of the season.

Nov 2015

Skiing and football

This video was produced for thisisfootball.com by Playground Production. The video was filmed in Geilo, Norway. Skiing by Real Skifi and few norwegian youngsters.

May 2015

Episode 12

Softest skiing of the season.

Mar 2015

Episode 11

The worst winter in years takes the crew to sunny California and back home.

Dec 2014

Kumi Yama

The crew spent a week in Les 2 Alpes, France and participated in a freeskiing contest called Kumi Yama.

Nov 2013

Episode 10

Some say skiing is a winter sport. Episode 10 shows otherwise.

Oct 2013

Partly Cloudy Segment

The crew teamed up with Logan Imlach to produce a segment for Level 1 productions' movie Partly Cloudy.

Sep 2013

Episode 9

The combined number of tries to get all the tricks done for episode 9 is most likely around one thousand. That means some difficult rails!

Apr 2013

Episode 8

Coming in hot to the third season. Episode 8 includes one of the longest handrails ever slid on a pair of skis.

Jan 2013

Episode 7

Spring time takes the crew to the closed slopes of a local ski hill where some legendary jibs take place. But before that the boys discuss the dangers of the sport.

Nov 2012

Episode 6

First time filming outside the hometown. The not-so-remote destinations are the citys of Jamsa and Tampere.

May 2012

Episode 5

Ilkka's purple jeans had become a major topic in public discussion. The situation demanded action. Episode 5 is a documentation of that action plus some straight forward urban skiing.

Mar 2012

Episode 4

A start of a new season. This time the crew was equipped with a bungee, lights and a generator to fight against the lack of snow.

Jan 2012

Episode 3

Episode 3 ended the first season of Real Skifi with a bang: some urbans, lots of sunny spring skiing in a closed resort and video game vibes.

May 2011

Episode 2

The boys bought an old kart engine and built a little winch to speed up the second episode. Rock music and jeans were also brought in to reduce the air resistance.

Mar 2011

Episode 1

This is the first Real Skifi video ever produced. No lights, no generator, no winch, no bungee, no driving licences. Just skiing in snowy Jyvaskyla.

Feb 2011

History

In late 2010 four teenage boys started filming urban skiing in the streets of their hometown Jyvaskyla. At the time the boys had no greater plans or goals for these film shoots. However, as months rolled by many ideas were born. In February 2011 the boys put together a video and the first ever episode of Real Skifi was released. The freeski world greeted the video with positive feedback and so the boys went on hungrier than ever. Since then sponsors, speed-giving devices, lights, friends, fans, trips and more have helped the boys create a name for themselves.

Instagram

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The Crew

Real Skifi is a pretty well known crew. Still very few people actually know who are in it. And even fewer know how to pronounce those names. Scrolling down this page is your once in a life time change to take a closer look at the faces behind the magic. Here we go:

Ilkka portrait

Ilkka Hannula

First there is this guy, Ilkka. Ilkka is pretty much everyone's favourite. He wears those tight colourful jeans year after year. That trend will probably never go away.

Verneri portrait

Verneri Hannula

Right after Ilkka comes his couple minutes younger twin brother Verneri. Verneri a.k.a. Old Bernie is a huge fan of the song Left Outside Alone by Anastacia. Out of all things that song has probably had the biggest influence on Bernie's skiing.

Juho portrait

Juho Kilkki

Juho is the third skier of the group. Being the oldest of the team Juho actually has to stretch his little muscles and warm up before filming. When warmed up he mostly goes for backflips.

Janne portrait

Janne Korpela

The artistic mastermind behind everything is Janne. There's two things you should know about him: he thinks he's the best table tennis player of the crew and he likes shopping.

Anton portrait

Anton Geier

Anton is the second filmer of the crew. You can often see Janne and Anton searching for the best filming angles together, while really just avoiding shoveling.

Ilkka and the blue kink rail
Get stickers

Stickers

Wish to get some Skifi stickers? Here's your step by step guide to achieve this goal:
1. Write a letter saying you want stickers.
2. Send the letter with a SASE or an IRC to the following address:

ILKKA HANNULA
SAMMONKATU 25 A 10
33540 TAMPERE
FINLAND


3. Be patient and wait.
4. Then one day receive your stickers and rejoice!

Shop

Now this is pretty much everything you've ever dreamed of: a Skifi shop full of actual products! And they can be shipped basically everywhere. Visit the shop now!

Contact

In case you have questions, proposals or statements of any kind feel free to write an email to realskifi@gmail.com. We will be happy to investigate your thoughts and ideas. After all skiing is a contact sport.

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