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Winter Park: Opening Day ends ‘Under the Influence’

by Cyndi McCoy
Winter Park, Colorado

What better way to celebrate after the first day of the ski season in Grand County than with an apres ski brewski and a snow rider film premiere at a local watering hole?

Teton Gravity Research brings its latest ski and snowboard film “Under the Influence” to the Fraser Valley next week. The company’s annual ski and snowboard film is premiered to sold-out audiences in more than 150 locations across the United States, Europe and Japan and usually includes athlete and filmmaker appearances and music. Promotion officials say the 16-mm, high-definition movie “is about the people, places and moments that define our riding.”

Viewers in the Fraser Valley will get to follow some of today’s top riders as they travel the world in search of challenging and beautiful terrain and conditions that experts say made for one of the deepest powder winters in recorded history (in some areas). Athletes starring in the piece include Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Dylan Hood, Ian McIntosh, Erik Roner, Sammy Carlson, Jeremy Jones, Jeremy Nobis, Dana Flahr, Kye Petersen, Shroder Baker, Wiley Miller, Chris Collins, Victoria Jealouse, Dash Longe, Gigi Ruf, and Colorado’s own Seth Morrison (of Summit County), “one of the godfathers of the revolution of skiing,” says Dave Hudacsko, TGR tour co-director.

With the film TGR aims to rule the world of action sports cinematography, capturing incredible shots of snow recreation “as never before seen.” The film crew, based out of Jackson Hole, Wyo. searched high, and well, higher, for “virgin spines in relentless powder” in the backcountry of some of the world’s premiere scenes like Jackson Hole. Other locations include Haines, Alaska; Utah, Montana and Grand Targhee; heli-skiing Eagle Pass and North Cascade, Switzerland, Romania, and Pemberton, British Columbia.

The top action sports entertainment and production company was founded in 1996. Its staff of award-winning producers, directors, cinematographers has filmed, directed and produced 18 internationally acclaimed and award-winning films. Productions have also appeared in more than 80 million homes through television features to include NBC, Fuel TV, ESPN, FOX Sports, and the Discovery Channel.

The two-day Warren Miller film tour just last month was sold-out. Those interested in catching the latest in winter sports action on film are encouraged to secure their tickets early. Doors open Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. with the film set to begin at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are also available at Ski Depot Sports.

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