Ski resorts are opening and the snow is on the peaks in southwest Colorado. Now is the time to get prepared for the 2015-16 ski season and promote our next generation of skiers. Warren Miller’s newest ski film, “Chasing Shadows” plays Thursday, December 17th at the Miller Middle School auditorium.
Now a ritual for snow riding enthusiasts, this 66th annual Warren Miller ski film features today’s most cutting-edge athletes at exotic locales throughout the world. As is tradition for Warren Miller films, this movie takes viewers along for the ride in the quest for perfect snow riding conditions around the world. During the film, attendees will have an opportunity to win door prizes including a seat on the inaugural opening of the new Legends lift at Purgatory Resort scheduled to open on December 19th. The film will benefit the Durango Winter Sports Foundation.
Warren Miller premieres are an experience and a phenomenon not to be missed. “This is the 16th anniversary for our ski teams bringing the film to Durango”, said Kirk Rawles, Durango Freestyle Team Program Director. “It gives the Foundation a chance to kick off the new ski season and rally the local community for the upcoming year. With the opportunity for one lucky local to win a seat on the grand opening of the Legends lift, it will prove to be a pretty fun night!”
The Durango Winter Sports Foundation (DWSF) provides support for the Alpine, Freestyle and Nordic ski clubs as well as the Snowboard and Big Mountain Teams in Durango. Each team is dedicated to providing quality training for athletes dedicated to pursuing excellence in winter sports. The Durango showing is sponsored by Purgatory Resort, Mercy Regional Medical Center and the Bank of the San Juans. Donation and team information can be found at www.durangowintersports.org.
“Chasing Shadows” will be showing ONE NIGHT ONLY, Thursday, December 17th with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. featuring Zia Taqueria and Coca-Cola products. Show begins at 6:00 p.m.. Tickets for the movie are $15 and benefit the Durango Winter Sports Foundation. Advanced ticket purchase for the movie is strongly suggested, as last year’s film was sold out. Tickets are available through the ski team members, the Ski Barn and Second Avenue Sports and online at www.durangowintersports.org.