This week our friends at PowderRoom.net ("for girls who know snow") and Boardistan are pointing to news of a new Hollywood snowsploitation flick based on the 2007 novel The Chalet Girl: Falling In Love Can Be a Slippery Slope, the first book in the Little Black Dress romance series by author Kate Lace.
The romantic comedy will star Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Tamsin Egerton, Christine Baranski, and Bill Nighy, with (cameos? stunts?) appearances by pro snowboarder Tara Dakides and 2010 Olympic gold medalist Torah Bright.
Hollywood Reporter has some more details:
"Billed as a romantic comedy, the story details the story of a young girl from a working class suburb who lands a job in an ultra-glam ski resort, where she's totally out of her depth until she discovers her natural snowboarding genius -- and the boss's gorgeous son."
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And Boardistan reports that filming is under way this week this week at St. Anton. We don't imagine Bright will be picking up any Golden Globes for this one, to go with her gold medal, but we're always up for some big-screen snowboarding action and a good laugh at mainstream stabs at appropriating action sports. And, in the meantime, we're looking forward to the more legitimate snowboard action in the Snowmass superpipe on April 3 for Gretchen Bleiler's CoverGirl Snow Angels Invitational.