Winter with Warren
What: Warren Miller Entertainment presents Timeless
When: 7 pm Sat., Nov. 9
Where: Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
A quick perusal at the list of upcoming outdoor-related events in this section of the paper may have readers thinking winter has already arrived.
But despite the fact that REI is offering a couple of courses on snowshoeing basics and safety, and the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club is hosting its first general membership meeting of the season soon, the fact remains that a recent spate of seemingly eternal sunshine has meant that only about a foot of snow can currently be found at the Mt. Baker Ski Area.
While more accumulation is expected in coming days, ski and snowboard enthusiasts eager for the white stuff to fall for an extended period of time may have to wait awhile to head to the mountain in search of perfect powder.
Luckily, a panacea can be found in the form of Warren Miller Entertainment’s 70th annual full-length feature film festival, Timeless, which on Sat., Nov. 9 will fill the big screen at the Mount Baker Theatre not only with snow scenes from near and far, but also with a number of world-famous athletes who live to conquer the slopes.
“Much of the world has changed since Warren Miller started making ski films in 1949, but the passion of snow-riders across the globe has stayed the same,” read a recent press release about the annual film festival. “Timeless emulates the enduring spirit of winter and gives a deserving nod to the past seven decades of ski cinematography while focusing on the future. Get ready to kick off your winter with a cast of fresh faces, inspirational locales, plenty of laughs and camaraderie, and a classic blend of the new and old.”
Skier Jonny Moseley, who narrates this year’s offering, has a hard time believing this is the 70th iteration of the popular pastiche of slope-related action. “Every year,” he says, “I still get that same feeling I got when I was a kid watching ski movies. I enjoy watching them now more than ever, and that is what Timeless celebrates.”
Close to home, attendees can see pro skiers and instructors Brenna Kelleher and AJ Oliver take a lesson from ski legend Glen Plake, who shows up at Mustang Powder Lodge in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia to share his knowledge about the cat skiing operation. Viewers will also see scenes from coastal British Columbia, Wyoming, the French and Swiss Alps, Colorado, and Austria.
Newcomers along for the ride are phenom Caite Zeliff, Olympic mogul skier Jaelin Kauf, Baker Boyd, Connery Lundin, Austin Ross, Morgan Hebert, and Canadian World Cup ski racer Erin Mielzynski, while industry veterans on the roster include Rob DesLauries, Lorraine Huber, Tyler Ceccanti, Marcus Caston, Amie Engerbretson, and Forrest Jillson.
As part of Miller Time, all moviegoers taking part in the national film tour will also get lift ticket deals and gear discounts from WME resort and retail partners, and will be entered into door prize drawings for gear, swag and ski trips.
If you’re fortunate enough to win a new pair of skis, a snowboard or any other tools of the trade that will up your snow game, hold on to them. Winter will be here soon, but patience is required.
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