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.
Snowboarding – in areas you have never imagined possible
Wyoming, Cape Cod, Alaska, and the Himalaya
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.
Skiing – staying “gripped”
Grand Targhee Resort, Jackson Hole, Alaska, France, British Columbia, Bosnia, Italy
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.
Skiing – having fun, and keeping an edge
British Columbia, Alaska, Peru, Colorado, Utah, Norway and more
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.
Skiing, snowboarding – soulful shredding
Greece, Montana, Japan, Colorado, Switzerland, and more
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.
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.
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.”