On Saturday, December 8, filmmaker Buck Harrison will be presenting the world premiere of One Degree Celsius, his documentary following a year in the life of the artists and athletes behind Denver-based Icelantic Skis. Harrison says he set out to make a small film about an independent ski brand with a made-in-America story, then got get swept away as Icelantic decided to launch a new boot company, First Degree Boots, and put on the Winter on the Rocks extravaganza at Red Rocks while his camera was rolling. His film is screening at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Icelantic's Battery 621 headquarters. Keep reading to see the trailer for the film, as well as learn about other adrenaline-soaked weekend action.
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Much-needed snow is finally on the way to Colorado ski resorts over the next few days, and just in time: this weekend is full of good excuses to head for the hills. Here's the rundown...
Copper Mountain marks its 40th anniversary this weekend, with discounts and a 1972-themed costume contest. Warm up your legs at the Groovy Chase 5K Snowshoe Race before hitting the slopes, then pick up a 72-cent beer at Endo's Adrenaline Cafe and pull up a good spot to peep the action at The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series, an FIS-sanctioned NORAM Cup event.
Winter Park's Ski & Snowboard Demo Fest on Saturday features gear from locals like Meier Skis, Fortitude Skis, Never Summer Snowboards, Apex Boots, High Altitude Concepts, and Crescent Moon Snowshoes in the mix alongside Head USA, Salomon Skis, Gnu, Lib Tech, Roxy, Capita Snowboards, and Coal Headwear.
On Saturday, take the latest decks from Evergreen-based Oz Snowboards for a free spin at Loveland. The Loveland Sport Shop and Nordica will also be hosting the Belles for Belles Ladies' specific demo day on Saturday, to benefit Clear Creek Advocates, a program for victims of domestic violence.
"Check out Nordica's newest lineup of women's skis, ski with Nordica's Christine Booker and Christine Braun, and get some tips from the Loveland Ski & Ride School's very own Tammi Sjoden and Ruthie Jerome. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Rathskeller, product demo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3pm, and a wine and cheese apres party will follow in the Sport Shop from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Space is limited, so pre-register by calling 303-571-5580 x170. $25 will get you access to the demo and apres party and if you need a lift ticket they will be available for only $35!"
Frisco's week-long Wassail Days winter festival and chili cook-off start on Saturday, head to Frisco Historic Park at 2 p.m. for the Santa Dash for Cash, a seven-block sprint that serves as a holiday fundraiser for Summit County Cares. Afterwards, warm up with a mug of Wassail (apple cider) and a bowl of chili from the Best in the West Chili Contest at Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge.
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On Sunday join the crew from Boulder's Satellite Board Shop for a demo day at Eldora, where the fiftieth anniversary season is under way. Representatives from Never Summer, Burton, Lib Tech, Union and other companies will be set up in the base area to help you get your holiday wish list in order, with a special Satellite mini-park on the mountain to put those boards to the test. Afterwards, stop by the store in Boulder to get your shop on. For pure local pride you can't go wrong with the "Greetings from Colorado" Satellite x Never Summer collab.