MSP’s McConkey

It’s snow time, folks!

Bring on the biggest launch to the snow season with the Fernie Ski and Board Film Fest!

  • Nov. 8, 2013 5:00 p.m.

Bring on the biggest launch to the snow season with the Fernie Ski and Board Film Fest! This year’s best ski and board films will be presented at the Fernie Community Centre on November 9 starting at 6:30 pm.

As in past years you can expect more than a few films on a big screen with professional sound. The evening will include great prizes including cat skiing, vacations, skis, boards, down jackets and more.  And, we will celebrate the coming snow and honour the Griz with a party.  Fernie Brewing will be pouring a selection of their latest great brews and the Loaf will be serving fresh pizza.   Also expect a collection of local resorts updating their status and retailers exhibiting their goods, as well as the latest news from the Canadian Avalanche Association.

The first film is the Sherpas newest film “Into The Mind”. With stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling techniques, the Sherpas blur the lines between dream state and reality, and immerse you into the mind of a common skier as he attempts to climb and ski the ultimate mountain. Innovative athlete segments are actually a glimpse into his dreamscape, each one harboring messages that help inform our hero’s current, real-life choices. As you experience the majesty of Alaska, Bolivia, the Himalayas and beyond, Into the Mind paints a philosophical portrait of human kind.

The second film is the new documentary, “McConkey”, that frames Shane McConkey’s life as a skier and effusive personality around scenes before his death in Italy. It was a life lived in the mountains and one that inspired countless fans. “It feels,” said one after Shane’s crash, “like Superman died.” Powder magazine called him the most influential skier ever.

Jake Blauvelt’s “Naturally” is our final film and it’s all snowboarding!  It’s a movie, a way of looking at the backcountry, and it’s a little how Jake Blauvelt leads his life, with fun and personal expression as the principle keys to happiness.

Here is this year’s line-up of epic films times to stoke your winter:

Saturday, November 9 – Fernie Community Centre

6:30 pm – Sherpas Into the Mind, presented by The Guides Hut

8:30 pm – MSP’s McConkey, presented by Gear Hub

10:30 pm – Jake Blauvelt Naturally, presented by Commit & Edge of the World

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for kids for all three shows and are available at the following retailers: Commit, Edge of the World, Gear Hub the Guides Hut, and at the door.

Without our supporting sponsors this fundraising event would not be possible: Teck, Fernie Real Estate, Fernie Alpine Resort, SnoDay Skis, Park Place Lodge, Fernie Brewing, the Loaf, The Free Press, Whitefish Resort, Fernie Lodging Company, FWA Powder Catskiing, Great Northern Powder Guides, and Island Lake Catskiing.

 

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