Fall season for ski, action flicks

UPDATED: Some of the biggest names in action films have announced upcoming showings of films from Level 1, Warren Miller Entertainment, Teton Gravity Research, Red Bull Media and Matchstick Productions, among others.

Oct. 7, 18, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 | Tahoe Art Haus | Tahoe City

Fall is the season for adventure ski films to get everyone thirsting for fresh powder, and there’s no shortage of film showings coming to the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema in Tahoe City. Two films are featured on Oct. 7 with “Ring the Alarm,” a two-year movie project featuring the skiing icon Tanner Hall and friends in the back country of British Columbia and Alaska. “BE Inspired” is a two-year Phil Casabon and Henrik Harlaut movie that is mostly freestyle oriented.

On Oct. 18 is “First Descent: The Average Season” from JonBob Productions. This back-country ski movie documents the highly anticipated average winter of 2016. Follow the JonBob crew as they ski classic zones that haven’t seen good conditions in years. Locations include the West Shore, Donner Summit, the Eastern Sierra, Evolution Basin and Ophir Pass in Colorado. DJ Silver Boombox Thief will be spinning beats before and after the movie.

“Mountain of Storms” is on Oct. 19 presented by Alpenglow Sports and Patagonia. This movie documents the 1968 road trip adventure of Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones and Lito Tejada-Flores from California to Patagonia. Noted ski racer, coach and journalist Dick Dorworth will be a special guest, recounting this journey and answering questions after the show.

DPS Ski Cinematic is on Oct. 26 presented by Alpenglow Sports. The Shadow Campaign is four short films filmed in Valle Nevado, Mt. Baker, Refugio Frey and Baldface. The film features Piers Solomon, Olof Larsson, Zack Giffin and Santiago Guzman.

Warp Wave’s “Aurora Boardealis” and “FREE” are on Oct. 27. From big mountains and deep powder to spring slush and tree riding, this universe is full of opportunity to explore the mountainous sanctuaries that surround us. Just as mysterious, colorful lights ebb and flow through the sky, the Warp Wave posse has set out to drift and weave throughout the mountains with the mentality that just beyond the next peak, a blissful paradise awaits. Jeremy Jones will answer questions following the 7:30 p.m. screening.

On Nov. 2 is “Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks” that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service by paying homage to these refuges of nature and solitude. Follow contemporary explorers through the lens of KGB Productions with skiers at Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Teton, Glacier and Olympic national parks. | Tickets tahoearthauscinema.com

Oct. 7 | Lake Tahoe Community College | South Lake Tahoe
Oct. 15 | Cargo | Reno, Nev.

High Altitude Fitness offers Reel Rock 11 Film Tour, the best in climbing and adventure films on Sept. 22.

This fall, Reel Rock cranks it up with the latest collection of electrifying climbing films showcasing the sport’s biggest stories and athletes. The five new films deliver edge-of-your-seat action, globetrotting exploration, big laughs and true inspiration. This year’s featured films are “Young Guns,” “Boys in the Bugs,” “Brette,” “Rad Dad” and “Dodo’s Delight.” Watch the trailers for the films at facebook.com/reelrock.


“Dodo’d Delight”  |  Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll climbing on Baffin Island, Canada.  |   Ben Ditto

Door open at 5 p.m.; shows starting at 7 p.m. Get in early for a seat. Souper Wagon Food truck will be out at 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $14. | highaltitudefit.net

Homewood Mountain Resorts also hosts a showing of Reel Rock on Sept. 30 as part of its Triple Threat Film Festival starting at 8 p.m. Tickets to the three-day festival are $20 in advance for adults and $10 for kids. | skihomewood.com

Tahoe Adventure Film Festival presents the Reel Rock Film Tour at Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theatre in South Lake Tahoe on Oct. 7. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door.

If you miss the Tahoe shows, be sure to get your tickets for when the tour comes to Cargo in Reno, Nev., on Oct. 15. Tickets are $17; the show starts at 8:30 p.m. | cargoreno.com


Pleasure Official Trailer from Level 1 on Vimeo.

Level 1’s new film “Pleasure” comes to Sparks on Sept. 23 with a screening at Moment Skis at 8 p.m.
“It feels good. Slamming into concrete walls, risking the back country unknown, being broke on the road … Some would call it hedonistic behavior, we call it living the dream, and this cast of characters delivers a vibrant depiction of this so-called sport of skiing,” is how Level 1 is describing their new film, “Pleasure.”

Tickets are $5 at the door and goes to local nonprofit The Holland Project. There will be beer and Nomeats Food Truck will be on site. | facebook.com/momentskis

Sierra Nevada College hosts a showing of “Pleasure” on Sept. 29 on the campus at 7:45 p.m.; doors open at 7. | sierranevada.edu

“Pleasure” will also be featured as part of the Triple Threat Film Festival at Homewood Mountain Resort on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets to the three-day festival are $20 in advance for adults and $10 for kids. | skihomewood.com

Oct. 20 | MontBleu | Stateline, Nev.

Teton Gravity Research celebrates its 21st birthday with the release of “Tight Loose” in September. The tighter your show, the looser you can be. With more than 21 years of traveling the globe and pushing the boundaries of what is possible, TGR has experienced the full spectrum of adventure.

It has been a constant evolution of refining a lifestyle – keeping things as buttoned-up on the front end in order to seize the moment when things reach the edge of control. The latest film “Tight Loose” is TGR’s highest achievement to date. From India to Alaska, discover pristine spine walls, massive airs and full-throttle riding in some of the wildest and most spectacular places on earth. Witness the 21-year athlete roster as they come together for a reunion-style massive group shred of the Palisades at Squaw Valley. The tour will include shows on Sept. 24 at KT Base Bar in Squaw Valley, on Oct. 1 at Cargo in Reno and on Oct. 20 at MontBleu in Stateline, Nev. | tetongravity.com

Oct 1 | Olympic Valley Lodge

Matchstick Productions’ “Ruin and Rose” debuts in September and comes to Tahoe with a showing at Olympic Village Lodge on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m.

A surreal future leaves the world without water and consumed by sand: The Big Empty. A group of children survives alone on the edge of the endless desert in the ruin. When a young boy unearths an ancient relic hinting at the lost wonders of winter, he sets off in search of the ghosts that once called the mountains home. This cinematic experience balances stunning skiing with a wild and hopeful journey.

Acclaimed writer/director Ben Sturgulewski joins the award-winning team at Matchstick Productions to deliver an epic creative vision brought to life by the talents of the world’s top skiers. | skimovie.com


Homewood Mountain Resort hosts the Triple Threat Adventure Film Festival from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. The festival will include three nights of films featuring rock, dirt and snow, with all movies to be screened at Homewood’s North Lodge on a 27-foot outdoor air screen. The festival will feature the Reel Rock Film Tour 11 on Sept. 30, mountain bike movies by Anthill Films including “Not2Bad” on Oct. 1, and Level 1’s new film “Pleasure” and Red Bull’s “The Fourth Phase” on Oct. 2.

Anthill Films presents “Not2Bad” featuring riders like Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul and more. “Not2Bad” was recently released as a follow-up to the acclaimed original. Get ready for a mix of all-mountain, downhill, and slopestyle in this sequel. All raffle proceeds for the evening will benefit the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, which is dedicated to the stewardship of sustainable, multiple-use trails and preserving access for mountain bikers through advocacy, education and promotion of response trail use.

Film Festival tickets are $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door, with kids’ tickets available for $10 in advance, $15 at the door. All tickets provide access to all three nights of the festival and include one raffle ticket. Chairs will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, however guests are encouraged to bring their own low back chairs. Warm clothes are also recommended. | Tickets skihomewood.com


Red Bull Media House presents “The Fourth Phase,” which tells the story of iconic snowboarder Travis Rice on a journey to dreamlike landscapes around the North Pacific. The film will premiere globally on Oct. 2 on Red Bull TV and will go on sale the next day.

“The mechanics of how our winters work have always been intriguing to me,” said Rice in a press release. “Creating ‘The Fourth Phase’ brought an incredible group of snowboarders together with the hardest-working, most-committed production crew in the game, to witness first-hand the many moods of the North Pacific storm engine.”

Initiated in 2013, “The Fourth Phase” carves a fresh path, using an artistic blend of action, story and cinematography to bring this stunning feature to life. The result is a film for anyone fascinated by the possibilities of adventure.

A crew of snowboarding’s most innovative riders, including Mark Landvik, Eric Jackson, Bryan Iguchi, Pat Moore, Mikkel Bang, Jeremy Jones, Victor de Le Rue and Ben Ferguson, sign on for the epic mission. From untapped terrain in Wyoming’s back country, across the Pacific to the Japanese Alps, Russian volcanoes and spectacularly remote areas of Alaska, the team commits to enduring all that comes.

On Oct. 2, in a unique global event, “The Fourth Phase” will premiere online at 9 p.m. free and can be viewed on Red Bull TV or as an app across devices. | thefourthphase.com

“The Fourth Phase” will also be featured as part of the Triple Threat Film Festival at Homewood Mountain Resort on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets to the three-day festival are $20 in advance for adults and $10 for kids. | skihomewood.com

Oct. 19 | Tahoe Art Haus | Tahoe City

“Mountains of Storms” documents the 1968 road-trip adventures of Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones and Lito Tejada-Flores, who piled into an old van and drive 5,000 miles from California to Patagonia to put up a new route on Cerro Fitz Roy.

The film documents how the road trip changed their lives. Each one of these men would continue to contribute as pioneers of the outdoor industry, stewards of the environment and land conservationists. Noted ski racer, coach and journalist Dick Dorworth will be a special guest, recounting this journey and answering questions. The show is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $10 presale and $12 at the door. This is an all-ages event. | alpenglowsports.com

Nov. 5 | Moment Skis | Sparks, Nev.

That’s Fine from Voleurz on Vimeo.

Moments Skis hosts a showing of the Voleurz movie “That’s Fine” at the factory in Sparks on Nov. 5. The entry is free and the beer is $10 for those 21 and older featuring the showing and giveaways. The movie starts at 8 p.m. and the doors open at 7.

Voleurz, a Vancouver-based lifestyle clothing brand, presents its seventh feature-length film, “That’s Fine,” documenting the antics and exploits of the infamous Voleurz Family, comprised of skiers, snowboarders and skateboarders, making the multi-sport offering one of the most well-rounded and diverse films in the action sports world.
Highlights include snowboarder Justin VDP slaying pillow lines in the Whistler back country, freeskier KC Deane’s jaw-dropping big mountain segment, a raucous urban trip to Ontario with Scott Sych and Matt Brindisi, the unique style of one of skiing’s most imaginative individuals, Max Hill (along with the highly entertaining return of Max Hill vs. The Intern), skateboarding the streets of Vancouver with Tyler Holm, and of course, the hilarious and not-to-be-missed Winter Volympics.

KC Deane will be signing napkins, stickers and babies all night. The film showing is outside, so bring a jacket and chair. | facebook.com/momentskis

Nov. 19 | Reno Ballroom
Nov. 25, Nov. 26 & Dec. 10 | Olympic Valley Lodge
Dec. 2 & 3 | Harrah’s | Stateline, Nev.

Warren Miller Entertainment has announced its 67th full-length feature film, “Here, There & Everywhere,” which will include an appearance by Warren Miller.

In 1949, original ski bum and adventure film pioneer Miller began capturing the wonder, the adventure, the humor and the beauty that is skiing. Since that time, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the globe-from storied slopes to hidden, snow-covered corners-taking powder-hungry filmgoers “Here, There & Everywhere.”

Take a freeski voyage with industry veterans Ingrid Backstrom and Wendy Fisher in Crested Butte, tour Eastern Greenland by dog sled with Seth Wescott and Rob Kingwill, and follow Jess McMillan and Grete Eliassen on a Swiss holiday aboard the “Glacier Express.” Explore the back country of Western Montana’s Glacier Country with Tyler Ceccanti, Collin Collins and Keith Curtis, and catch a powder day with Kaylin Richardson, Matt Elliott, Marcus Caston and the Kicking Horse ski patrol in British Columbia.

Travel along as Warren Miller Entertainment commemorates Stein Eriksen in Deer Valley, captures the big air at Boston’s Fenway Park (yes, that Fenway Park) and rides the big lines of Cordova, Alaska, with snowboarders Ryland Bell and Morgan Hebert.

There will be a number of showings in the region starting with the Reno Ballroom on Nov. 19. The tour moves to Olympic Valley with showings on Nov. 25 and 26, as well as Dec. 10. Harrah’s in Stateline, Nev., hosts showings on Dec. 2 and 3. | skinet.com/warrenmiller


Dec. 10 |
MontBleu | Stateline, Nev.

Tahoe Adventure Film Festival is not your typical stuffy film festival. This fun high-energy evening will fuel a passion for action and ignite the senses for adventure on Dec. 10 at MontBleu Casino and Resort from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Highlighted are the best adventure sports films of the year and showcase the action sports world best talent. All of the films are specially selected and edited to fit the festival’s fast-paced format. The night includes special guest speakers, action photo displays, break-dancers, DJs and a few surprises.

Each filmmaker produces a special 10- to 12-minute clip or segment to be premiered at the festival. This year organizers have partnered with the Sierra Avalanche Center to host the biggest raffle of the year. Prizes include season passes, heli-ski trips and enough gear and swag to stock any adventurer enthusiast’s garage. An after party at 10 p.m. will be in the MontBleu’s Opal Ultra Lounge.

The Outside Television office in South Lake Tahoe hosts a special segment profiling the filmmakers featured in the festival. Visit laketahoefilmfestival.com for a full Western States tour schedule. | Tickets (888) 829-7630 or montbleuresort.com