In MullenLowe France’s gripping new ad for Audi Quattro, French ski champion and filmmaker Candide Thovex races down a mountain. There’s just one thing missing—snow!

Grass, gravel, asphalt, dusty dirt paths, crunchy leaves, the weathered slats of a wooden bridge. These are the surfaces Thovex must master as he schusses at high speeds, tossing in occasional acrobatic spins and flips (at one point sailing high above a tractor) for good measure.