October is here. The temperatures are dropping. There is a nip in the air. You know what that means!? Warren Miller Entertainment is premiering their newest film to ring in the winter season! The 64th of it’s kind, Ticket To Ride premieres at Abravanel Hall on October 11th. I have the pleasure and privilege of appearing in these films for the second time. Last year it took place at my favorite ski area in the world, Canyons Resort for Flow State. This year, Helly Hansen took me to their hinterland and I skied the fjords of western Norway with fellow HH Ambassador Aurelien Ducroz.
From the moment we touched down in Alesund, it was breathtaking. Although snow conditions and weather were a struggle, it was still an adventure of a lifetime. We skied off a fishing boat in the Sagafjord, toured through Fjaerland, skied off the Geirangerfjord, and even got to check out the awesome beauty and terrain of Stranda and Stryn. Words cannot explain the truly unique experience of skiing these fjords- these huge mountains just plummeting down to the ocean inlets. I felt instantly at home with the people and the landscape, maybe due to my predominantly Skandinavian heritage. But unlike the Vikings – instead of an axe to feed me, animal hides to clothe me, and a longship to take me, I had my Astis Mittens, Icelantic Nomad RKRs, and Helly Hansen H2 Flow technology to protect and guide me! However, there was more than one instance when I was looking down a steep, sketchy line that I drew strength from the Vikings grit and fortitude. Life, in almost every way, is nothing like it was then- except for those fjords. And when I skied down them that never fully left my mind…
To get you jazzed for the Warren Miller premiere, come out to REI Salt Lake City on Thursday, October 10th and meet me, Olympic Gold medalist Tommy Moe and world-renowned explorer Doug Stoup as we share our stories of travel and adventure around the globe from skiing in the Alaskan Tordrillos to expeditions in Greenland and Norway while filming Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride. The program starts at 7:00PM at REI Salt Lake (3285 E 3300 S Salt Lake City, UT) and on behalf of Tommy and Doug we would love to see you there!
To see Warren Miller’s Ticket To Ride check out warrenmiller.com for the tour calendar and to buy your tickets.
For those in Utah here are your premiere dates:
REI Speaking Series, REI Salt Lake City: October 10th, 7pm
Salt Lake City, Abravanel Hall, World Premiere: October 11th, 8pm
Salt Lake, Abravanel Hall: October 12th, 8pm
Ogden, Peery’s Egyptian Theater: October 15th, 16th, 17th, 7:30pm
Orem, XanGo Grand Theater at SCERA, October 15th & 16th, 7:30pm; 17th, 6pm & 9pm
Park City, George S and Dolores Dore Eccles CPA, October 18th, 8pm; 19th, 6pm & 9pm