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.


Just Posted

Local volunteer recognized for her efforts

On Saturday, March 17, the Regional District of East Kootenay named its… Continue reading

Stoke Fest 2018 this weekend!

Shred Kelly to showcase new music

Arena repairs ongoing, user groups hosting annual functions elsewhere

A new refrigeration plant is expected to be in place by August 1.

Fernie misses mark for Hockeyville final four

Residents of Fernie were surprised Saturday night, when the final four communities… Continue reading

Fernie local apprehended after break and enter

An eagle-eyed resident has helped Elk Valley police nab an alleged burgler.… Continue reading

Vancouver Aquarium’s resident octopus released into ocean

Staff let the Giant Pacific octopus go into the waters near Bowen Island so she can reproduce

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

B.C. pooches celebrate National Puppy Day

Check out some of the submissions from around B.C. for National Puppy Day 2018

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

B.C. mother hit in truck rampage dies

Family confirms mother of four Kelly Sandoval dies almost two months after being hit.

PHOTOS: Students exhibit stunning paper couture dresses

22 paper made gowns will be on display at Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre until March 27

BCHL Today: Prince George avoids elimination with game five win

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Most Read