Walk the shred carpet this weekend in Aspen: The Meeting ski & snowboard film fest

We've been dutifully posting news of just about every ski & snowboard film premiere in the area this month -- yes, we're just as stoked for the snowy season as you are -- and here comes the motherlode: Head up to Aspen's Wheeler Opera House tonight for The Meeting, Aspen's 6th annual ski and snowboard film festival, and catch damn near every last one of this year's new flicks. The three-day film fest doubles as ski-porn industry powwow, which means you'll get to meet most of the filmmakers and party with many of the featured athletes. Need a quick fix now? Trailers galore, after the jump.

The Meeting kicks off tonight at the Wheeler with the NEPSA Awards (that's Aspen, spelled backwards), featuring shorts by local filmmakers, followed by a gondola ride to see the 10 p.m. screening of TGR's Light the Wick at Aspen Mountain's Sundeck.

Light The Wick Trailer from Teton Gravity Research on Vimeo.

On Friday, the action gets underway at 5pm with Aspen local Chris Davensport's Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey and Poor Boyz Productions' Revolver in Screening #1.

Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey from Granite Films Jim Surette on Vimeo.

Revolver (Official Trailer) from Poor Boyz Productions on Vimeo.

Screening #2 on Friday (doors at 8 p.m.) features TransWorld Snowboarding's In Color and Volcom's 9191.

In Color -- Transworld -- OFFICIAL 2010 Snowboard Teaser from vas entertainment on Vimeo.

Volcom 9191 teaser from Dragon on Vimeo.

Friday night's party moves to the Belly Up (doors at 9 p.m.) for Eye Trip, from Denver-based Level 1 Productions, and Say My Name, Stan Evans' documentary following Grete Eliassen and other top female skiers.

Level 1 Eye Trip Official Trailer from Level 1 on Vimeo.

Say My Name Teaser 2010 from Stan Evans Photography on Vimeo.

On Saturday it's back to the Wheeler Opera House at 4:30 p.m. for Jeremy Jones' Deeper: A Snowboard Adventure Into the Unknown from Teton Gravity Research, and Standard Films' The Storming.

Deeper Unplugged - Glacier Bay, AK: The Storm - Episode 11 from Teton Gravity Research on Vimeo.

The Storming -- Standard Films -- OFFICIAL 2010 Snowboard Teaser from vas entertainment on Vimeo.

Saturday's ski session at the Wheeler (doors at 8p.m.) features Aspen local Tyler Sableford's documentary The Fall Line, about Iraq war veteran Heath Calhoun's journey to the paralympics, and The Way I see It from Matchstick Productions.

The Way I See It-Matchstick Productions -- OFFICIAL 2010 Ski Teaser from vas entertainment on Vimeo.

And, finally, The Meeting concludes on Saturday night with a Bone Thugs N Harmony (!) performance at Belly Up and screenings of Pirate Movie Productions' Hooked and Forum Snowboards' Fuck It. See you in Aspen?

Hooked Teaser 2010 from Pirate Movie Production on Vimeo.

iTunes Teaser - FUCK IT from Forum Snowboards on Vimeo.

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Colin Bane
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