Children of Winter, Warren Miller’s latest action sports film, will be screening in Whistler on Saturday. Dec. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at MY Millennium Place.
The film features some seriously huge air coupled with world-class cinematography, and scenes from Japan, Austria, Alaska, British Columbia and Iceland, all set to the music of Radiohead, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Beck and others. Jonny Moseley, Daron Rahlves, Marco Sullivan, Seth Wescott, Gerry Lopez and Wendy Fisher are among the featured riders.
"When it's cold and snowing, others run inside. But skiers and snowboarders do the opposite, no matter how old we are," said Max Bervy, director and producer, in a recent press release. "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."
For more information on the film, visit warrenmiller.com. Tickets are $15 and are available through MY Millennium Place.
Going Out of Bounds
Are you a photographer with a flare for adventure? Check out the Whistler Arts Council’s 5th annual Out of Bounds: Tales from the Backcountry competition.
This popular contest is a great opportunity for amateur and professional photographers to get their photos out to the public. The juried exhibition, which takes place from Feb. 1 to 28 at MY Millennium Place, features images of skiing and snowboarding in the backcountry of British Columbia. Coast Range Heliskiing is sponsoring a People’s Choice Award for Best of Show, which means that one photographer and one voter will receive a free heliskiing trip. All B.C.-based photographers are eligible to participate, but the submission deadline of Friday, Jan. 2 is approaching quickly. The exhibition kicks off on Jan. 30 with an opening reception. Winners will be announced at the end of February.
If you’re interested in participating, visit www.whistlerartscouncil.com for application forms and full details.
An online glimpse of Whistler
Do those photos you take of our surrounding town and mountains simply not do the area justice? Well now, there’s a website to direct friends and family to when you’re looking to share the splendor of Whistler.
Mike Crane, a local photographer, was selected to represent Whistler in the new Picture B.C. website, which is a project of The Knowledge Network, The Union of B.C. Municipalities, and the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Arts. The site was launched late last week, and offers up six signature photographs from each of the province’s 160 communities, with selected photographers receiving $500 for each photo accepted for inclusion.