This time of the year always holds a special energy for me…and the rest of the snow community. It’s fall, the temps are dropping, seasons are changing and ultimately, winter is coming (insert Game of Thrones sigh here). Beside all the seasonal changes popping up, one of the more exciting indicators is all the movie premieres from the ski and snowboard community.
Warren Miller has been the longest standing and most successful winter sports production in history. Their global tour probably stokes the general public for winter more than any other production. They do an amazing job of exposing and pulling new people into the winter sports and outdoor world. And this Friday is the premiere for the 66th Warren Miller titled, Chasing Shadows!
This past spring, I was able to spend a day filming for Chasing Shadows with my brothers at our home resort, Sundance. My big brother Steven had an amazing 2015 season and finished 6th in the World in the World Cup downhill ski racing standings. He’s been crushing it recently and Warren Miller wanted to do a profile piece on him and his skiing background. I may not be the focus this time around, but I’m happy to play second fiddle to my brother anytime. We haven’t seen the final film yet, but Warren Miller did release this teaser piece:
Sundance is such a rad place and we have some deep roots with the mountain. The resort had been closed for the season, but they opened the back mountain to us privately so we could film the segment, so this was a special experience for us. We loaded the lifts in the dark and were able to be at the top of the mountain for sunrise, which is also where Jen and I were married the previous summer. And of course I brought the camera along to get some rad photos of the day. Here are a handful of my favorites:
Keep an eye out for a photo or two in SnoWorld, the magazine that accompanies the movie tour.
This will be my third official appearance in a Warren Miller film. Before moving to CA in 2013 and officially deeming myself a washed-up-ex-pro-skier, I was able to get a good season in with Warren Miller and be a part of their 2012 film, Flow State.
Jen and I are looking forward to seeing the movie and invite any of you other winter/outdoor/adventure enthusiasts to check it out too! Head over to their site to find a tour stop closest to you – http://www.skinet.com/warrenmiller/film-tour