Monday, November 22, 2010
Pre-season Ritual: The Ski Movie
Despite the '80s soundtrack, skinny skis (by today's standards) and neon ski wear, Greg Stump, Glen Plake, Rasta Stevie and all the other characters in Blizzard are as entertaining and fun as they were twenty years ago. If you love skiing, in my opinion this is THE must-see ski movie.
I'll still break out my copy of Blizzard of Aahhhs, but this year we decided to catch one of the local screenings of Warren Miller Entertainment's 2010 ski feature "Wintervention." On Friday night we headed to Glens Falls to meet up with a group of 20 or so of our ski friends from Gore and West Mountain to catch the well attended screening at the Charles Wood Theatre. Like all Warren Miller ski movies, Wintervention featured lots of extreme skiing in beautiful locations all over the globe. The highlights for me were the sequences filmed in Antartica and Norway: remote wilderness settings with stunning scenery.
screening at Killington this weekend and a few other remaining locations in the Northeast. Or you can just borrow my copy of Blizzard of Aahhhs. But I want it back.