Ski flicks to whet the appetite


100115-MusicFeature_Passenger_c.PallyLearmondPaddy Graham at Fairy Meadows Hut in “Passenger.” | Pally Learmond




Oct. 8 | 7:30 p.m. | doors open at 6 p.m.

$12 advance | $15 at the door

Homewood Mountain Resort North Lodge | Homewood


“Fade to Winter”

Oct. 15 | 7 & 8:15 p.m. showings

$15 | Olympic Village Lodge | Olympic Valley


Powder-covered mountains, breathtaking scenery and epic runs are what’s being dreamt of for Tahoe and Truckee this season. But, before the runs open in Tahoe, Matchstick Productions and Legs of Steel have their latest ski films to whet your appetite for the coming season.


“Passenger” premier at HMR

Homewood Mountain Resort hosts the first North American showing of the ski film “Passenger” on Oct. 8 by Legs of Steel.

A company created from the passion of four friends and professional freeskiers, Legs of Steel strives to stay authentic to shared visions and interests and believes that is key to the rider-manage production company. Known for their outstanding cinematography, Legs of Steel continues to impress with awards such as Best Cinematography at iF3 (International Freeski Film Festival) in 2012 for their film “Hurt so Good,” and, in 2014, their film was selected as a Best Editing Nominee.

Two years in the making, “Passenger” was filmed with several goals in mind: to push the boundaries of riding, explore artistic cinematography and formulate creative storytelling. The film includes destinations such as Revelstoke, Queenstown, Hokkaido, Edmonton and many more. The riders are comprised of 15 world-class skiers including Freeride World Tour sensation Sam Smoothy and Olympic Gold Medalist Joss Christensen.

The premiere will take place at Homewood Mountain Resort’s North Lodge with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the movie starting at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the film, Homewood will be raffling off great prizes during the event including a pair of Volkl skis, a Homewood 2015-16 Season Pass, lift tickets and more. Each moviegoer will receive one raffle ticket and additional raffle tickets may be purchased at the door. There also will be live music, drink specials and local and ski industry vendors before the show. Moviegoers are encouraged to stay for the after-party, which will include more music and fun. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door at |


MSP presents “Fade to Winter”

MSP Films introduces “Fade to Winter,” the latest in a long line of groundbreaking films from the production powerhouse with two showings on Oct. 15 at Olympic Village Lodge with two showings at Olympic Village Lodge.

Following on the heels of the award-winning films “McConkey” and “Days of My Youth,” MSP’s newest feature film highlights the top athletes of today and their unfaltering dedication to the sport of skiing. Even when faced with challenging weather and conditions, MSP’s all-star cast of skiers dug deep within themselves to find the best in each experience.

“It is just skiing, after all and this roster of skiers that we’ve assembled for ‘Fade to Winter’ takes the same pleasure in a day on the hill as you or I do,” said executive producer Murray Wais in a press release.

MSP’s 23rd annual ski film focuses on fun, because that is what skiing is all about – first-timers and professionals alike share that same mentality. Whether chasing deep powder in Japan, ripping with local groms in New England, searching for new lines in Alaska, or building back-country jumps in Iceland, every aspect of this compelling new film showcases the inner spirit of every skier’s burning desire to get out on the snow.

The athletes – many of whom are new to the MSP roster this year – bring a variety of skiing styles to the film. Markus Eder, Bobby Brown, Michelle Parker, Mark Abma, Tanner Rainville, Aaron Blunck, James Heim, Sean Jordan, PK Hunder and others make up the all-star cast.

There will be two showings at 7 and 8:15 p.m. with tickets $15 in advance and at the door. Tickets are available at Tahoe Dave’s in Tahoe City and Truckee. |