Ski and snowboard films to premiere in Steamboat
September 20, 2012
Ski and snowboard film schedule
Level One Productions’ “Sunny.” The Tap House Sports Grill. $10. 8 p.m.
Steamboat Mountain Film Festival: Teton Gravity Research’s “Further” and “Dream Factory.” Sheraton Steamboat Resort ballroom. $15. 7:30 p.m.
Steamboat Mountain Film Festival: Standard Films’ “2112,” Greg Stump’s “Legend of Ahhs” and Matchstick Productions’ “Superheroes of Stoke.” Location TBA. $10. 7 p.m.
Steamboat Mountain Film Festival: Local action film submissions and awards. Location and price TBA.
Steamboat Springs — For some, this time of year means wistfully waxing those boards and obsessively checking the weather forecasts for the tiniest sign of moisture.
But for a diehard few, like local skier Glenn Little, winter already has begun.
Last weekend, he competed in a rail jam at Keystone Ski Resort, skiing on snow made from ice chunks cut up in a wood chipper. Just that little bit of hard, corn-like snow was enough.
"It was instantaneous fun," he said. "It's just like riding a bicycle."
For those not so fortunate as to have skied in mid-September, there's a chance to catch a glimpse of winter as ski movie premiere season starts up.
It all starts Friday with the Steamboat Springs premiere of Level 1 Productions' "Sunny," a ski documentary set in exotic destinations like Scandinavia, Alaska and Japan. Little has brought the Level 1 movie premiere to Steamboat each fall for the past three years.
With a focus on urban features, backcountry kickers and technical lines, "Sunny" aims to portray sunlight as a state of mind more than a weather feature, injecting positivity into skiing cultures around the world.
The event is at 8 p.m. at The Tap House Sports Grill. It costs $10, and doors open at 7 p.m. Little said there will be a raffle going on throughout the night that includes a pair of skis from Klint Snow and a pair of custom boots from Daleboot, Fuel Clothing outerwear and swag from local shops.
Before the movie begins, Little will be showing a ski edit of his own from last season, in which he proves that it actually did snow in the 2011-12 season.
In two weeks, the Steamboat Mountain Film Festival kicks off with the premiere of Teton Gravity Research's ski and snowboard films. The festival continues Nov. 16 and 17 with more high-end ski and snowboard film premieres and local action sports movies.
To reach Nicole Inglis, call 970-871-4204 or email ninglis@ExploreSteamboat.com
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