Watch: After Devastating Ski Injury, Richard Permin Returns to Alaskan Spines

Back in 2016, Richard Permin was in his native France filming a ski segment for Red Bull Studios. Jumping from roof to roof, he shattered both heels. The long and painful recovery culminated in a 10-month long world tour, with Permin testing his limits in Japan, France, Canada, and Alaska.

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This film, shot in 2017 by Antoine Frioux but released just this spring, finds Permin neck-deep in Hokkaido powder, dicing Alaskan spines, and straight-lining their runouts. The film puts to rest any question of a full recovery, the French phenom is back to doing what he loves best.

Take a look at this film for a full dose of deep-winter stoke, even while wallowing in the pit of summer. And don’t miss the creative, Groundhog Day-inspired Red Bull short that led to his unfortunate accident.

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This article originally appeared on Powder.com and was republished with permission.

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