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film Fest November 10th at the Fernie Community Centre FEATURING THIS YEARS BEST SKI AND BOARD FILMS

A fundraiser for the Canadian Ski Patrol System Tickets include all 3 shows - $20 for adults, $10 for kids, and are available at local retailers and the FAST Gear Swap. Win great prizes including 2 for 1 lift tickets, ski vacations, snowcat skiing and skis and boards from presenting retailers!



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It’s snow time folks! A fundraiser for the Canadian Ski Patrol System


ring on the years most anticipated ski and board films and Fernie’s biggest launch to the snow season. Three of this year’s best ski and board films will be presented on the same weekend as FAST’s Ski Swap and in the same building!! This years shows are being presented at Fernie’s Community Center on a big screen with professional sound. The showing will include great prizes including cat skiing, lift tickets, first tracks, skis, boards and more. This year will be a party! Fernie Beer is attending and will be pouring a selection of their latest great brews. Fresh pizza, popcorn and beverages will be served and local resorts and retailers will be exhibiting their goods. And the after party will be hosted by the Pub and will feature more prizes and fundraising. We invite you to participate with the showing of this season’s top ski and snowboard films and support the CSPS!

Saturday, November 10 – Fernie Community Centre 6:30 PM 8: 30 PM 10:15 PM

Greg Stump’s Legend of Aaahh’s, presented by the Guides Hut TGR’s The Dream Factory, presented by Gear Hub Jeremy Jones Further, presented by Edge of the World & Commit

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for kids and include all three shows. They are available at local retailers, the Fast Ski Swap and at the door.

For more information contact: Dan Savage, 250-531-0230, Tom Little, CSPS, 250- 423-0457,

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urther - The award-winning producers from Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announce the release of the final trailer for Further, the second installment in the Jeremy Jones Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy presented by O’Neill. In 2010, TGR’s Deeper rocked the snowboarding world as Jeremy Jones pushed himself and his crew to summit world-class lines in remote backcountry zones. Experimenting to see if this backcountry camping approach would work for the level of riding Jones was after, the TGR crew executed amazing first descents around the world. Through research, patience and hard work, the crew was able to live in caves and on glaciers to ride untouched lines without another human in sight. Further will explore some of the world’s most remote terrain while continuing Jones’ mission to camp deep in the backcountry and on the summits of unridden lines to


access nearly vertical spines and wide open powder fields. Starring: Jeremy Jones, Terje Haakonsen, Ryland Bell, Lucas Debari, Forrest Shearer, Josh Dirksen, Mitch Toelderer, Bibi Pekarek. On Location: Japanese Alps / Atomfjella Mountains, Norway / Karwendel Range, Austria / Wrangell Mountains, Alaska / Sierra Mountains, California “Splitboarding has completely evolved my approach to snowboarding - we’re going to places too remote for helicopters and spending weeks camped in the biggest wilderness in the world to get countless first descents,” says Jeremy Jones, nine-time Snowboarder magazine ‘Big Mountain Rider of the Year’ and founder of Protect Our Winters (POW). “With Deeper, we learned that by letting go of some technologies it actually opens up more terrain. Further is not just different from a geographic standpoint, it’s more about why we now need this approach to evolve as humans.”



or the past 16 years, Teton Gravity Research has made the pilgrimage to America’s last frontier, Alaska: The Dream Factory. Throughout history, Alaska has been a place of dreams. From the early gold rush days, to the rise of commercial fishing, to the explosion of the ski and snowboard freeride movement, people have left everything to follow their dreams and journey to this foreign, mystical land. Like the frontiersmen before them, the pioneers of the freeride movement like Doug Coombs, Eric Pehota, and Trevor Petersen made the dream of skiing in Alaska a reality. Follow TGR’s modern day athletes on this cinematic voyage through Alaska’s awe-inspiring expanse, rich history, and colorful characters. Watch as the TGR crew ventures from AK training grounds Jackson Hole, WY,

and Pemberton, BC, and delves deep into the Alaskan way of life during a record snowfall year in AK, skiing terrain most of us only dream about. On Location: Jackson Hole, WY / Valdez, AK / Haines, AK / Anchorage, AK / Whittier, AK / Northern Chugach, AK / Valdez Heli Ski Guides / Alyeska Resort / SEABA Heli / Alaska Heli Skiing / Girdwood, AK / Pemberton, BC

Legend Of Aahhh’s T wenty five years after unleashing the award winning ski film “Blizzard Of Aahhh’s” upon the world, Greg Stump (Lifetime achievement award from International Ski History Association, Maine State Ski Hall of Fame, Named one of the 25 most influential people in skiing by Skiing magazine) returns to the ski film genre with “Legend Of Aahhh’s.” After fifteen years working the Hollywood scene directing commercials including Disney’s 2001 Tony Hawk Super Bowl spot and music videos for Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson and Promise Of The Real, Seal, Art Of Noise, Dinosaur JR., and The Beach Boys, Greg Stump returns to the ski

film genre with “Legend Of Aahhh’s”. Through a semi-autobiographical approach, Greg explores the history of the ski film and how these films influenced big mountain skiing… and pop culture with the birth of the extreme sports movement following the release of “Blizzard Of Aahhh’s” in 1988 and Glen Plake and Scot Schmidt’s pivotal appearance on NBC’s Today Show where the word and concept of “extreme” exploded into the consciousness of mainstream America. From Otto Lang, John Jay, Warren Miller and what the young film makers (TGR and Matchstick) are creating today, “Legend” follows the life of the ski film and impact on big

mountain skiing. One of a kind interviews with Warren Miller, Dick Barrymore, Otto Lang, John Jay, Klaus Obermeyer, and the skiing of Scot Schmidt, Glen Plake, Mike Hattrup, Lynne Wieland, and many more, drive the film to the peaks. Bursting with an amazing soundtrack featuring Lukas Nelson and Promise Of The Real (Willie Nelson’s 22 year old musical prodigy and his ripping band), Fort Knox Five, and Bran Van 3000, Troubleman, Atomic Bonds, Makana, AME and Liquid Stranger, “Legend” is in a genre of it’s own. Another silky journey down the ski bum highway from Greg Stump.

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