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Posted: October 29, 2013

Fernie Ski and Board Film Fest Nov. 9

Fundraiser for the Canadian Ski Patrol 

Bring on the biggest launch to the snow season with the Fernie Ski and Board Film Fest! This year’s best ski and board films will be presented at the Fernie Community Centre on November 9, starting at 6:30 p.m.

FSBFF-poster LRAs in past years you can expect more than a few films on a big screen with professional sound. The evening will include great prizes including cat skiing, vacations, skis, boards, down jackets and more.

And we will celebrate the coming snow and honour the Griz with a party. Fernie Brewing will be pouring a selection of their latest brews and the loaf will be serving fresh pizza. Also expect a collection of local resorts updating their status, retailers exhibiting goods and the latest news from the Canadian Avalanche Association.

The first film is the Sherpas newest film ‘Into The Mind.’ With stunning cinematography and groundbreaking storytelling techniques, the Sherpas blur the lines between dream state and reality, and immerse you into the mind of a common skier as he attempts to climb and ski the ultimate mountain. Innovative athlete segments are actually a glimpse into his dreamscape, each one harboring messages that help inform our hero’s current, real-life choices. As you experience the majesty of Alaska, Bolivia, the Himalaya and beyond, Into the Mind paints a philosophical portrait of human kind.

The second film is the new documentary, ‘McConkey,’ that frames Shane McConkey’s life as a skier and effusive personality around scenes before his death in Italy. It was a life lived in the mountains and one that inspired countless fans. “It feels,” said one after Shane’s crash, “like Superman died.” Powder magazine called him the most influential skier ever.

Jake Blauvelt ‘Naturally’ is our final film and it’s all snowboarding! It’s a movie, a way of looking at the backcountry, and it’s a little how Jake Blauvelt leads his life, with fun and personal expression as the principle keys to happiness.

Here is this years’ line-up to stoke your winter:

Saturday, November 9 – Fernie Community Centre

6:30 p.m. – Sherpas Into the Mind, presented by The Guides Hut

8:30 p.m. – MSP’s McConkey, presented by Gear Hub

10:30 p.m. – Jake Blauvelt Naturally, presented by Commit & Edge of the World

Tickets are available at Commit, Edge of the World, Gear Hub and the Guides Hut, and will be available at the door.


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