Sunday, September 23, 2012

2012 Northeast Ski Movie Premieres

From "Further", the TGR and Jeremy Jones film.

It's that time of year again: time to break out the long sleeved shirts and woollies.  The first snows are starting to Fall in the high peaks as old man winter stops hitting the snooze button, drinks his coffee and gets down to business.  He doesn't demand blood sacrifices like the mountain biking gods.  He does, however, demand to be entertained from September through December.  So Warren, Teton, Red Bull and those Meatheads make their annual offerings all so that we can bask in Winter's powdery glory.

It is time for us to go re-live the best of last year's season and get stoked for the season ahead.

To that end, I've put together a list of this year's ski movie premieres in the Northeast.  Now this list isn't comprehensive as I've left out those movies that focus mostly on urban or terrain park skiing... But these are the ones that I'm particularly interested in seeing. If you think I've missed something important.  Don't hesitate to let me know it.

Hopefully this year's movies will be better than last year's winter.

Jeremy Jones Further
11/2/12 Albany, NY
11/3/12 Bethlehem, NH
11/14/12 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
11/16/12 Montreal, QC Corona Theater
11/16/12, 12/21/12 Wachusett Mountain, MA
11/28/12 Portland, ME
11/29/12, 11/30/12 Boston, MA

I can't emphasize enough how much I am looking forward to this second installment from Mr. Jones' three part series.  This is what it is all about: backcountry exploration.

The Dream Factory
Teton Gravity Research
9/28/12 Portsmouth, NH- The Music Hall
9/29/12 Portland, ME- Port City Music Hall
11/3/12 Bethlehem, NH
11/7/12 Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
11/8/12, 11/9/12 Boston, MA- Aquarium IMAX
11/8/12 Orono, ME- Collins Center for the Arts
11/14/12 Farmington, MELincoln Auditorium
11/16/12, 12/21/12 Wachusett Mountain, MA

Year after year the TGR premieres are always the most energetic of the ski movie premieres. 

Superheroes of Stoke
That is a superpower.
10/19/12 Brattle Theater, Cambridge, MA
10/18/12 The Music Hall, Portsmouth, MA
12/1/12 Vermont Academy, Saxtons River, VT
11/16/12 Middlebury, VT
12/8/12 Bethel, ME
10/20/12 Burlington, VT- Higher Ground
11/10/12 The Rack, Sugarloaf, ME
12/1/12 Danbury, CT
12/5/12 Fairfield, CT

 I loved their offering from last year, and hopefully they'll keep things going with this year's flick.

Flow State
11/14/2012, 11/15/2012 Somerville Theater, Somerville, MA
11/16/12 Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
11/18/12 Endicott College Aud., Beverly, MA
11/17/12 The Hanover Theater, Worcester, MA
11/15/12 The Colonial Theater, Pittsfield, MA
12/1/12 The Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon, NH
11/29/12, 11/30/12 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT
11/2/12 Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME
11/7/12, 11/8/12 Avon Cinema, Providence, RI
11/10/12 The Bushnell, Hartford, CT
11/16/12, 11/17/12 Palace Theater, Albany, NY

The old faithful of ski movie premieres.  Even if the movie is sub-par there is usually some good swag at their events. 

No Matter What
 09/29/12 UVM Ira Allen Chapel, Burlington, VT
11/2/12 Hampshire College in Amherst, MA
11/15/12 UNH
11/17/12 Waitsfield, VT
11/17/12 Haverhill, MA
11/29/12 Schenectady, NY
11/30/12 Scranton, PA
12/1/12 Mt. Snow Resort (Film Festival)
12/6/12 Meriden, CT
2/2/12 Stowe, VT (Film Festival)
It's always fun to see the local spots on the big screen, and these guys have a great sense of humor.  This year's film is sure to feature the big Jay Peak storm.  Unfortunately, for those of us who chose to ski elsewhere that week, this will be first time we'll be seeing that storm.

Now if we could only get them to post their tour dates on their website.

Choose Your Adventure
Powderwhore Productions
11/13/2012 – Savoy Theater, Montpelier, VT (Fundraiser for Catamount Trails)
11/13/2012- Montreal, QC
11/5/2012- Outdoor Gear Xchange, Burlington, VT
12/4/2012- Regent Theater, Boston, MA

Powder skiing in remote locations:  What more do you need?

Dude could ski.
Shane McConkey Documentary

I'm keeping a close eye on this movie, despite the fact there haven't been any premiere dates announces.  The trailer gave me goosebumps.


  1. I chose to ski Moosilauke on the day of the Jay Peak storm, and it was pretty epic there!

  2. That's pretty awesome. I was actually lapping East Bowl over at Burke that day because I thought the wind would shut down the best parts of Jay. Boy was I wrong.

  3. Thank you for sharing information about the snow conditions in Pennsylvania. This may be the last winter storm we get. Well we can only hope!