On Saturday, November 9th, the Fernie Ski & Board Film Fest is returning to the Fernie Community Centre for the winter kick-off party of the year. Join us to get hyped for winter with three new feature length ski and snowboard films; Winterland, Return to Send’er and Roadless.
With three of the best films of the season, it’s sure to be a great night. There will be a ton of prizes from our partners at Gearhub Sports, Edge of the World, Fernie Wilderness Adventures, and more. Plus, everyone in attendance will receive a “2 for 1” lift ticket to Fernie Alpine Resort. Don’t miss your chance to see the films on the big screen with big sound!
Every year a People’s Choice and Best Film are chosen, last year Matchstick’s production of “HOJI” won both awards.
The first ski and board celebration of the season wouldn’t be complete without Fernie Brewing Co. and The Bridge Bistro. They will keep the crowd stoked with their micro-beers and thin-crust pizza.
The event typically sells out – buy your tickets now here or visit Gearhub or Edge of the World! Tickets for all three shows cost $25 for adults and $15 for kids.
The films are loaded with BC skiers and the snowboarders are legendary. See the film trailers and details here:
Teton Gravity Research – WINTERLAND – 7:00PM Showing
Winterland honors the mountain towns that cultivated legends and forged a path for us to follow. Join Nick McNutt, Tim Durtschi, Griffin Post, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ian McIntosh, Sam Smoothy, Angel Collinson, John Collinson, Todd Ligare, Colter Hinchliffe, Fabian Lentsch, Christina Lustenberger, Kai Jones, Elyse Saugstad, Hadley Hammer, Jeremy Jones, Sean Jordan, Clayton Vila, Cam Riley, Cody Townsend, Robin Van Gyn, Mark Carter, and Nicky Keefer as they make their own mark on these fabled locations.
Matchstick Productions – RETURN TO SEND’ER – 8:30PM Showing
The skills, backstories and mindsets of four elite freeskiers—a renowned veteran, a stunning rookie, a mind-blowing innovator and a big mountain star carrying on his father’s legacy—are all captured in oversized personal segments based largely around each skier’s home turf.
Each skier brings a different style and outlook to the table, but they all have one thing in common: they love to send’er. The body of the movie showcases some of the most progressive big and small mountain skiing filmed to date, and setting the stage for the end of the season when all four skiers unite for the mother of all heliskiing trips.
Starring: Mark Abma, Karl Fostvedt, Sam Kuch and Logan Pehota. Also Featuring: Eric Hjorleifson, Chris Rubens, Lucas Wachs
Shot on Location: Selkirk Tangiers BC, Whistler BC, Revelstoke BC, Jackson Hole WY, Squaw Valley CA, Sun Valley ID and Whitewater Resort BC.
Teton Gravity Research – ROADLESS – 10:00PM Showing
The Teton Wilderness is one of the largest tracts of protected land in the lower 48. Join legends Bryan Iguchi, Jeremy Jones, and Travis Rice on a 10-day human powered expedition into this untamed area as they climb and ride dozens of never-before-seen lines. There is a Craig Kelly sequence including the first Fernie “Hole In The Wall” descent.
This event is supported by our partners: Gearhub Sports, Edge of the World, Fernie Alpine Resort, North Coal, The Bridge Bistro, Park Place Lodge, FWA Powder Catskiing, Great Northern Powder Guides, Whitefish Resort, and Fernie Brewing Co.
Don’t miss the celebration, winter is coming!