Posts tagged: free skiing
ADVENTURE FILMS — The trailer for this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has been released (above) and, as usual, it doesn't disappoint. The action you see in this trailer will be played out in Spokane on a bigger screen in this year's World Tour weekend at The Bing — tonight, Saturday and Sunday.
The shows for tonight and Saturday are sold out but tickets are still available for Sunday.
The Mountain Gear staff is meeting with the Banff World Tour host at noon to begin the task of selecting the available films for each night. The decisions are based on film lengths, diversity of films and what films have been licensed to show on the road to get a good mix of different films for each night.
I'll post the lineup as soon as the decisions are made.
See you at the shows!
SKIING — Greg Stump, the ski film pioneer made his mark in extreme skiing his 1988 classic Blizzard of Aahhh’s, will premier his latest film, Legend of Aahhh’s, Nov. 11 and 12 at the Garland Theater.
The film features interviews with Warren Miller, Dick Barrymore, Otto Lang, John Jay, Klaus Obermeyer, and white-knuckle skiing by some of the best pros in the business.
Skiing Magazine named Stump one of the Top 25 most influential people in skiing.
Advance tickets are $7 online.
EXTREME SKIING — Free skier Matthias Giraud and his skiing partner Stefan Laude used skill, guts and high-definition GoPro helmet-cams recently to film a carefully planned stunt that lets us soar with them through the French Alps.
On his website, Giraud says he and Laude — both expert skiers and skydivers — wore avalanche location devices and had a helicopter rescue team on standby.
Laude parasailed and filmed from overhead as Giraud skied the ridge line leading to the cliff..
Giraud said, “It was probably the best run of my life.” If you've followed his career, that's saying something.