Warren Miller’s ‘Children of Winter’ to show at Hotel Colorado on Friday
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Just as sure as the snow will fall come November in Colorado, so will crowds of ski bums flock to see the annual Warren Miller flick visiting a venue near you.
The name, Warren Miller, is synonymous with the beginning of ski season wherever there are slopes to be skied.
Director and producer of Children of Winter, Warren Miller Entertainment’s 59th feature film, Max Bervy, agreed that the two go hand in hand just like cold temperatures and snow.
“When it’s cold and snowing, others run inside. But skiers and snowboarders do the opposite, no matter how old we are,” Bervy said. “We are all the children of winter, and if you ski or ride, this movie reaffirms what we all know, that we’re lucky to know the shortest, coldest days of the year.”
This year’s film takes viewers to the slopes of Japan, Austria, British Columbia, Alaska, and Iceland and features skiing and snowboarding’s top athletes like Jonny Moseley, Daron Rahlves, Marco Sullivan, Seth Wescott, Gerry Lopez, and Wendy Fisher.
Chris Anthony, who has been featured in at least 20 Warren Miller movies, returns to partake in Leadville’s legendary skijoring competition. Pep Fujas shows what big-mountain skiing is all about at Silverton Mountain, the only backcountry resort in the United States.
“You always see something new,” said film promoter Bryan Green. “I think the tradition is something unique, too. It kicks off ski season and is a constant to skiers that life is good and is going to be good.”
Green has been the promoter behind the Warren Miller movies making a stop in Glenwood for the past decade. The movie has traditionally been viewed in the Deveraux Room at the Hotel Colorado with only a couple of exceptions in the past 10 years, but it’s always been well received by the Glenwood community.
“It’s been very well received,” he said. “We always have a good showing and Sunlight (Mountain Resort) always helps us out with sponsorship.”
With the purchase of each movie ticket, once again, Sunlight Mountain Resort is offering coupons for a free day of riding or skiing at Sunlight on the scheduled opening weekend of December 5-7. Or if you miss that weekend, you can use the coupon for a buy-one-get-one-free ticket at a later date.
As well as the past movies have been received in Glenwood, Green is convinced that this year’s film has an even greater importance for people.
“Everyone needs a little time to relax, a little mind numbing by watching thrills just to get their mind off the election and the economy,” Green said. “It’s been a nice thing for people this year.”
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