When people think of Mad River Glen, they think of a collection of passionate skiers, who have become intoxicated by this skier’s paradise. Watch to find out why they keep this diamond in the rough.

  • Ray and Alicia Alba
  • Ray and Alicia Alba
    Script Writers
  • Alicia Alba
    Key Cast
  • Ray Alba
    Key Cast
  • Sandro Alba
    Key Cast
    "Skier/Drone Operator/Son"
  • Nevada Alba
    Key Cast
    "Skier/Artistic Director/Daughter"
  • Kevin Schroeder
    Key Cast
    "Skier/Interviewee 2"
  • Lori Berg Schroeder
    Key Cast
  • Jack Schroeder
    Key Cast
  • Ella Schroeder
    Key Cast
  • Kyle Corrigan
    Key Cast
  • Kaitlyn Corrigan
    Key Cast
  • Christopher Crowley
    Key Cast
    "Skier/Interview 1"
  • Mimi Berkman
    Special Guests
  • Mia Crowley
    Special Guests
  • Talia Crowley
    Special Guests
  • Shae Crowley
    Special Guests
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Travel, Adventure, Epic, Extreme, Skiing, Sports, Winter
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 2, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Mad River Glen, VT
    Mad River Glen
    United States
    April 5, 2019
    IF3 Mad River Glen Competition
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ray and Alicia Alba

On Christmas Day 2010, our son Sandro, 6 at the time, got a freeboard from Santa. We were lucky that year, that we had a White Christmas. So he grabbed his freeboard and sled and we headed over to our local hill. There are not too many places to sled in our hood, but we had what locals called Dead Man’s Hill. A street closed off to traffic that lies parallel to a cemetery, in Washington Heights, NYC.

Our son got on his freeboard and rode down the hill like he had been doing it his whole life. Ray and Alicia had not skied in since 1997, and Ray's last trip skiing was February 1, 2001, but they could remember the feeling immediately. She looked at him and he looked at her, and he said “how about we start skiing again?” and so Alba Adventures began.

As a husband and wife team we have had no formal education in filmmaking though we have taken upon ourselves to learn this craft by trial and error, and by leveraging our photography skills to help to shoot stories. Needless to say, our work had vastly improved over the years, with many stories viewed thousands of times and us developing a small online following; knowing we still had and have so much still to learn about producing, editing and storytelling.

We now produce about a bit more than a dozen short videos a year and while we travel, particularly skiing, we often hear people yelling from the chairlift "The Alba Adventures".


To produce family ski and travel videos that will attract other families to be more active, to visit their local or distant mountains, to experience the great outdoors and to share time together skiing.

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Our stories are real, unscripted, and honest, providing you with an authentic experience.