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Contact: Ashley King or Trisha Oakland at Sherbino: 970.318.0150
The world’s biggest name in snowsports cinema—Warren Miller Entertainment—celebrates its 68th ski and snowboard film with downhill thrills, global adventure, and a nod to those who taught us to slide on snow.
Snow riders are a family—one big tribe comprising many smaller ones. Familial rites pass down through generations. Skier roots grow deep in high mountain soil.Line of Descent celebrates just that, the lineage of legendary athletes through a multi-generational cast of skiing’s icons and fresh faces, including Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, JT Holmes, Lexi duPont, Seth Wescott, Kalen Thorien, Marcus Caston, Jeremy Jensen, Griffin Post, and more.
This year, Volkswagen joins the most esteemed name in winter sports films as the presenting sponsor of the Line of Descent U.S. film tour. The partnership builds on the heritage and passion associated with both the Volkswagen and Warren Miller brands. Volkswagen’s partnership will grow authentically well into 2019, elevating the event experience that is the Warren Miller institution and marking the beginning of every winter season.
Ride along on a stunning cinematic journey as we travel near and far, descending some of North America’s deepest lines in Jackson Hole, Montana, Silverton, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, and Steamboat.
From splitboard to powsurfer, motorcycle, dogsled, and snowmobile, the athletes employ nearly all possible means to chase winter along the Beartooth Pass, the French Alps, New Zealand, British Columbia, and Norway.
“This season, we explore how skiers are shaped by picking up a pair of skis for the first time,” notes Warren Miller’s veteran producer Josh Haskins. “More often than not, it’s family who introduces us to the sport or steers us on the path toward an ongoing passion—be it a ski-bum lifestyle, a professional career, or simply the desire to pass on the same feeling to the next generation. There is a kinship unlike any other in the ski community, and Warren Miller is the elder, bringing generations of skiers and riders together for 68 years, and this year is no different.”
Since 1949, ski families have cheered the official kickoff of winter with the ski film company that started it all. As the family grows, the traditions grow richer. Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent will premiered worldwide in three locations on October 13, 2017, including Salt Lake City, Utah; Portland, Oregon; and Bozeman, Montana. Screenings are now sweeping across the U.S., from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast.
Sponsors of the 2017 Warren Miller Film Tour include: Volkswagen, Western Montana’s Glacier Country, Gosling’s, L.L.Bean, Ester-C, Ducati, Airstream, Helly Hansen, K2, HEAD, Marker Dalbello Völkl USA, and SKI Magazine.
Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent” will screen Saturday March 3 at Sherbino Theater (604 Clinton St.) in Ridgway. Admission is $10 per person, and there will be concessions and cash bar. Doors open at 6 pm, the movie begins at 7 pm. For more information go to sherbino.org or call 970-318-0150.