A guide to regional ski/snowboard film premiers

Fall is an exciting time for those who can’t wait to ski and ride. The peaks start retaining snow and stories of preseason backcountry epics roam the streets. Between September and November, big screen ski and snowboard films premier throughout the region, temporarily satisfying the deepest of powder fantasies. At these premiers, high fives are plentiful and the stoke is high. Here are a few ski films not to be missed this year. – Ersin Ozer

Jeremy Jones’ “Higher” – Teton Gravity Research

Jeremy Jones’ finale in the trilogy of documentaries that helped designate him a 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

More info

tetongravity.com/higher

Discipline

Snowboarding – in areas you have never imagined possible

Shot locations

Wyoming, Cape Cod, Alaska, and the Himalaya

Regional premiers

Bozeman – Emerson Cultural Center – Oct. 9 at 8 p.m.

Missoula – Wilma Theatre – Oct. 10 at 9 p.m.

Jackson, Wyo. – Center for the Arts – Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

“Almost Ablaze” – Teton Gravity Research

TGR never disappoints with the riding levels and production values that go into its films. For this one, TGR wired athletes with mics, taking viewers a step closer to the experience of dropping into big lines.

More info

tetongravity.com

Discipline

Skiing – staying “gripped”

Shot locations

Grand Targhee Resort, Jackson Hole, Alaska, France, British Columbia, Bosnia, Italy

Regional premiers

Big Sky -– Lone Peak Cinema – Sept. 26 – 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. followed by an afterparty with DJ 5 Star

“Days of my Youth” – Matchstick Productions

Two years in the making, this film takes viewers all over the world, showcasing the delight of childlike discovery that skiing can offer.

More info

skimovie.com

Discipline

Skiing – having fun, and keeping an edge

Shot locations

British Columbia, Alaska, Peru, Colorado, Utah, Norway and more

Regional premiers

Missoula – Wilma Theatre – Oct. 3 at 8 p.m.

Bozeman – Emerson Cultural Center – Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.

Big Sky – Lone Peak Cinema – Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. followed by an afterparty with DJ Yeti

Jackson, Wyo. – Pink Garter Theatre – Oct. 31, time TBA

“No Turning Back” – Warren Miller Entertainment

This release celebrates Warren Miller Entertainment’s 65 years of film and snow culture and features a special segment devoted to Montana’s small town mom-and-pop-run ski areas.

More info

skinet.com/warrenmiller

Discipline

Skiing, snowboarding – soulful shredding

Shot locations

Greece, Montana, Japan, Colorado, Switzerland, and more

Regional premiers

Helena – Civic Center – Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Missoula – Wilma Theatre – Oct. 25 at 8 p.m.

Bozeman – Emerson Cultural Center – Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.

Big Sky – Lone Peak Cinema – Nov. 26 at 9 p.m.

“Pretty Faces” – Unicorn Picnic

An all-female cast with a mission to inspire women who thrive in snow.

More info

unicornpicnic.com

Discipline

Skiing, snowboarding

Regional premiers

Missoula – Roxy Theatre – Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.

Jackson, Wyo. – Pink Garter Theatre – Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Big Sky – Lone Peak Cinema – Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.

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Win a pair of Bent Chetler skis at Lone Peak Cinema

Every ski movie ticket purchased at Lone Peak Cinema in Big Sky enters you into a drawing for a pair of 2014 Atomic Bent Chetler 183 cm skis. The drawing will be held Nov. 26 at the 9 p.m. showing of “No Turning Back.”