Skiers and snowboarders have learned to count the passing of years 61 of them by the steady thrum of new films from Warren Miller Entertainment, the surest sign out there that a new winter season is upon us. The latest can be seen at the Wintervention film tour kickoff at the Boulder Theater tonight at 8 p.m. Screenings continue through November 14.
This years film is packed with nearly a dozen Colorado athletes, including Olympic champ Lindsey Vonn, Winter Dew Tour champ JJ Thomas, and extreme-skiing champ Chris Anthony. I havent even seen the whole thing yet myself, Anthony says. Ive been holding off to see it with the audience, which is the best way to truly enjoy these movies. Anthony appears in a segment in the Stone Creek Chutes at Beaver Creek, filmed with a special camera shooting 350 frames per second so you can revel in the glory of every individual flake of powder flying up in his face.
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Youll also get a kick out of Lindsey Vonns segment, Anthony says. Shes highlighted in there with some freeskiing, which she almost never gets to do, and it looks like shes using the trees as gates, just bashing through.
Tickets are $21.50 and come with vouchers for buy one-get one lift tickets at Winter Park, Crested Butte and Steamboat. After its run at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street in Boulder, Wintervention heads to Denvers Paramount Theatre November 17 through 21. For more information, visit www.skinet.com/warrenmiller.
Nov. 9-14, 2010