Outdoors

Snow Report

Winter is coming

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

One might think a deep drop in day and nighttime temperatures is enough to proclaim that “winter is coming,” but in Whatcom County the changing of the seasons can also be sussed out by the slew of snow-related films that come to town.

The flakes will first fly from 7:30-9:30pm Thurs., Nov. 2 when the annual Mt. Baker Film & Art Festival fills the Mount Baker Theatre with outdoor enthusiasts eager to strap their skis and snowboards to their vehicles and head to the steep land mass the event is named after. Started in 1999 by the Mt. Baker Ski Area to showcase indie ski and snowboard filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, the event also acts as a way to get athletes in a flurry-induced frenzy by having local vendors on hand to showcase their winter wares. As an added incentive, those who’ve already purchased their season passes to the ski area can show up a little early and procure a free ticket (while supplies last). Cost: $8-$10 Info: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com

The following week, the Western Washington University Ski and Snowboard Club will host a double-feature film premiere that can be attended from 6-9pm Thurs., Nov. 9 at the school’s Arntzen Hall. In addition to viewing Level 1 Productions’ Habit and X Union Binding Company’s Stronger, those who attend the free event can also view a photography slide show, try their luck at a gear raffle, listen to music, peruse goods from vendors and attend a festive after-party. What’s not to love? More info: http://www.asclubs.wwu.edu/org/wwusnow

That same weekend, procure tickets to a Sat., Nov. 11 viewing of Warren Miller’s Line of Descent at the Mount Baker Theatre. Although Miller’s 68th annual ski film draws attention to intrepid icons from near and far who travel the globe in search of fresh powder and adventure, this year’s movie also highlights athletes closer to home. One is Michael “Bird” Shaffer, a skier from Twisp who travels with fellow pro Kalen Thorien on the Beartooth Highway—a 70-mile route that winds through Wyoming, Montana, and into Yellowstone—to make it to Beartooth Pass, where they approach their lines by motorcycle, and where the able athlete proves he can actually fly. Bird will be on hand at the event, so in addition to watching a multigenerational cast of faces both familiar and fresh, his attendance will bring you even closer to the action. Film attendees will also enjoy lift ticket and gear savings from Warren Miller resort, retail and partnered brands and also be entered to win swag and ski vacations. Cost: $22 Info: http://www.mountbakertheatre.com

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