Conquering the Useless

Ski film, Conquering the Useless, to play in Fernie

The Fernie Ski & Board Film Fest is pleased to announce skiing top films are coming to Fernie, including Conquering the Useless.

  • Oct. 25, 2015 10:00 a.m.

The Fernie Ski & Board Film Fest is pleased to announce skiing top films are coming to Fernie, including Conquering the Useless.

Set in the mountains of British Columbia, Conquering the Useless is a story of adventure, family and the moments in skiing that change your life forever. The movie is built around the story of professional big mountain skier Cody Townsend who decides to ditch the normal path of professional skier stardom to seek a new sort of adventure. Balanced by learning the ways of the mountains from Chris Rubens and Dave Treadway while also showing the relationships built on skis with Townsend’s wife, Elyse Saugstad.

The movie is an introspective look at mountains and the lives shaped by them. From full throttle big mountain riding to spine-tingling ski mountaineering, Conquering the Useless delivers high action mixed with a storyline guaranteed to entertain.

Freeskier magazine reviewed the film and cited it as, “One of, if not the best solo projects I’ve seen since athlete-produced films began popping up…a must-see for any skier, outdoorsman, adventurer, etc.”

Conquering the Useless will play at the Fernie Community Centre on Nov. 7 on a large format screen with professional sound.

This years films also include Eversince and Paradise Waits, produced by Teton Gravity Research, based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

To make it a party, drinks and food will be offered featuring Fernie Brewing’s newest brews, Boston Pizza slices, fresh popcorn and soft drinks.  Plus there are great prizes and this year’s Film Fest is stacked.

Everyone attending will receive a 2 for 1 lift ticket to Castle Mountain and have a chance to win snow vacations, snowcat skiing and boarding, skis, boards, clothing and more.

The event is the season’s sole fundraiser for the Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP).  Each winter CSP members provide over 400 days of volunteer patrol services in Fernie and Elkford.   These guys and girls are amazing, be sure to come out and support their effort.

Without supporting sponsors this fundraising event would not be possible, a big thank you to: Gear Hub Sports, Edge of the World, Fernie Real Estate, Teck, ScotiaBank Fernie, Fernie Alpine Resort, Boston Pizza, Park Place Lodge, Fernie Brewing, The Free Press, FWA Powder Catskiing, Great Northern Powder Guides, Whitefish Resort, Castle Mountain, and Island Lake Catskiing.

 

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