Now the season can officially begin: Warren Miller’s latest release has hit theaters in Denver. This year’s film entitled “Wintervention” brings together many favorite elements of past years films. As always Warren Miller gets you completely ready for the season and you wish that it could just start snowing non-stop from now until April.
As with past years Chris Anthony was in the house to host the event that is the Warren Miller Experience. Chris, a Colorado Native can sometimes be spotted out on the slopes at Beaver Creek, or at favorite Denver night spots like the Candlelight. Chris did a great job of getting the crowd excited for the film so did the glam shots of the Colorado resorts featured in the film. This year’s film featured shoots at Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek, and Telluride. It is easy to get excited watching when you know the action you are witnessing is only a drive away.
This year’s film was centered around the idea that people easily get addicted to skiing and focus their whole lives on having that perfect powder day. This theme of the film is one that Warren Miller has broached several times in his movies before. However, he has not had a film completely dedicated to it. The film featured the Legendary Johnny Moseley taking callers on his radio show and counseling them on how to cure their addiction. For each caller he was happy to give the same remedy for the problem: keep skiing.
Skiing is definitely something that can take a hold of you and cause you to change your life. Skiing can also have some negative consequences too; credit card debt, not spending time with your family, or the loss of your job. For those that are really into skiing though these seem to just be part of the costs. For many skiers turning their family into skiers, or creating a family with another skier is an important step on their journey of life. Warren Miller’s message resonated well with the crowd at the show. Of course the vast majority in attendance probably felt like they saw themselves in many of the “characters” in the movie. Plenty of the people in the crowd were simply down right jealous of the fact that the athletes in the film spend their whole winter traveling the world, having one great ski day after another. It is true that the dream of being a professional skier is part of every skiers experience at some point. Attending the screening of a ski movie only furthers these feelings. Without a doubt though “Wintervention” was a great way to get completely psyched for the season.