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 series of episodes showcasing urban skiing. To this day these episodes have been
viewed altogether over three million times. Take a look at the latest episode below.
Skiing through summer.
Watch more videos
Making of Episode 16
See how the Finnish summer was made!
Holiday in Stockholm.
Making of Episode 14
See the secrets of Episode 14: lots of juice and cold nights.
Time to get juicy in the streets of northern Finland.
Making of UK
Behind the scenes of a unique ski trip to the United Kingdom.
Adventures in every skier's dream destination.
Making of Episode 13
Go behind the scenes and take a closer look on the tricks and stories in Episode 13.
Deepest skiing of the season.
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.
Softest skiing of the season.
The worst winter in years takes the crew to sunny California and back home.
The crew spent a week in Les 2 Alpes, France and participated in a freeskiing contest called Kumi Yama.
Some say skiing is a winter sport. Episode 10 shows otherwise.
JOB Satori Segment
Junkies On a Budget released a freeski movie called Satori for which various European film makers had provided segments - including the Skifi gang.
Partly Cloudy Segment
The crew teamed up with Logan Imlach to produce a segment for Level 1 productions' movie Partly Cloudy.
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!
Coming in hot to the third season. Episode 8 includes one of the longest handrails ever slid on a pair of skis.
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.
First time filming outside the hometown. The not-so-remote destinations are the citys of Jamsa and Tampere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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:
SAMMONKATU 25 A 10
3. Be patient and wait.
4. Then one day receive your stickers and rejoice!
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!
In case you have questions, proposals or statements of any kind feel free to write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be happy to investigate your thoughts and ideas. After all skiing is a contact sport.