Ski & Snowboard Film Lineup
Yes, it’s already time to get stoked about ski films. Just as the arrival of cooler temps marks the transition from summer to fall, the annual release of ski movies signals that it’s finally okay to start Instagramming about your dream lines for the winter ahead. Thoughts of face shots, having fun with friends, and the anticipation of dropping in this coming winter are slowly starting to creep in. So here it is—our collection of the top anticipated 2017 ski movies that will be making a tour stop or two in the Inland Northwest.
Warren Miller: Line of Decent
As the granddaddy of all ski movie production companies, Warren Miller always has to be at the top of any preview list. But WME isn’t just relying on their name alone—they deliver the goods, and this year doesn’t appear to be any different. The lineage of mountain lifestyle continues in the 68th full-length feature film, “Line of Decent” presented by Volkswagen. In this year’s film, WME travels the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. WME movies always capture more than just the skiing; they take you deep into the counterparts and side stories that bring the skiing and riding lifestyle to life. This year’s film features many stunning sequences filmed in Jackson Hole, Silverton, the French Alps, Montana, New Zealand, British Columbia, and beyond.
Inland Northwest Warren Miller tour stops: Catch “Line of Decent” at the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane October 28 (two showings) or at the Panida Theatre in Sandpoint November 11.
Teton Gravity Research: Rogue Elements
The second oldest production company, Teton Gravity Research, has been pushing the envelope of ski movie production for last 20 years. TGR movies are flavored with mountain lifestyle and culture and a heaping helping of jaw-dropping skiing and snowboarding. TGR always brings you the most hard-driving, nail-biting ski sequences, backed by a super-charged soundtrack. “Rogue Elements” pays tribute to the whims of Mother Nature. TGR believes that the nature of an adventurer is inherently rogue: typically wild in character and subject to the fancy of imagination. We as skiers and riders are unequivocally drawn to nature’s rawest fury and deepest mysteries. “Rogue Elements” chronicles those irreverent souls who pursue the edge of Mother Nature. This year’s film features athletes Angel Collinson, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Jeremy Jones, Ian McIntosh, Dash Longe, and many more.
TGR Spokane tour stop: Bing Crosby Theater October 18.
Matchstick Productions: Drop Everything
MSP, the powerhouse that has brought us award-winning classics like “The Way I See It” and “Days of My Youth,” is proud to introduce one of the funniest, most action-packed ski movies of 2017. Presented by Under Armour, the team at MSP took a decidedly more lighthearted approach with “Drop Everything” that returns the focus to the featured athletes and world-class action. Always at the forefront of the free skiing movement, MSP takes us on a fun-filled adventure that features the world’s preeminent free skiers along with quick-hitting comedy, stunning locations, a potent soundtrack, and stellar cinematography. Inland Northwest tour stops TBA.
There’s no better way to sweeten the anticipation of the upcoming ski and snowboard season than seeing the latest ski flicks. Lord knows, after the grueling hot and smoky summer, we’ve all earned an epic winter. Lucky for us, until the snow flies, these small tastes of winter dropping this fall can help temporarily ease the pain and keep us sane. //