Hey, all you snow freaks. Yeah, you. I know it’s that time of year where the daydreams about first chair on a pow day start. I feel your pain. But just for one second, try to stop staring longingly at your boards, skis and other gear, and pay attention to me…
Wanna see some of the gnarliest action ever captured on film? Read on.
While every new snowboard film promises to be the best, biggest, baddest ever, The Art of Flight may actually deliver. Fresh off the heels of his genre-bending 2008 hit, That’s It, That’s All, LibTech shredder Travis Rice has assembled a cast of characters from among the best snowboarders in the world in order to take completely new lines in the art of adventure sport film making. With settings and backdrops provided by some of the most striking vistas on the planet – much of it never before touched by an edge – the film promises to deliver Travis and crew performing death-defying, ridiculous and incredible stunts, as well as exposing the viewer to the antics, drama and arduous work it takes to make a film of this magnitude.
The Art of Flight includes tricks and turns by two-time Rider of the Year John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Olympic medalist Scotty Lago, Breckenridge native Eric Willett, new hot young gun Mark McMorris (who lands a triple cork 1440 on film. Yeah, seriously.), Nicolas Muller, DCP, Jake Blauvelt, Pat Moore, Jeremy Jones, Eero Niemela, among others. Shooting locales include the back country of Alaska, Chili, Wyoming, the Andes, British Colombia and even our winter paradise of Colorado.
The Art of Flight makes its Denver premiere on Tuesday, 9/27 at the Ellie Calkins Opera House (tickets here.) The film then goes on to Boulder for two showings on 9/28 (tickets here.) Aspiring paparazzi take note: several of the film’s athletes and crew will be walking the red carpet at the Denver show between 7-730 p.m.
Trailers for The Art of Flight are below. Check ’em out, let the awesomeness sink in, and then do tell … what are you looking most forward to this winter?