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Legend of Aahhh’s – Stowe, VT Pt.2

Words: Erme Catino

Last night Skiershop and Stowe Mountain Resort’s Performing Arts Center hosted Greg Stump and a special screening of Legend of Aahhh’s. While some members of the shop were out west for the Aspen Premiere, this was my first time seeing the flick and it was well worth the wait!

L to R: Dan Burgess, Greg Stump, Dean Decas

I won’t let the cat out of the bag since the movie isn’t released yet, but Legends gives a historical depiction of how ski movies originated with a combination of footage and interviews from many of the industry’s greats.  Additionally we see unseen footage from the Blizzard days including some interesting behind the scene details of Plake and Schmidt.  Lastly the movie concludes with Stump and Warren Miller offering some advice for the future of ski movies.

Stump is still tweaking the movie and once it is complete, I think it will spark the next generation of ski movies much like Blizzard of Aahhh’s did in 1988.  As Greg said earlier this week, “Legends is a history of ski movies and the freestyle to freeride revolution, and it needed to be made.”

Thanks to everyone who made it out last night and to Stumpy for another great movie!

Schwag table fun

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Legend of Aahhhs – Stowe, VT

Words: Erme Catino

So it’s official! Legend of the ski movie business, Greg Stump is currently in Stowe, VT.  He will be stopping by the shop frequently including this afternoon to sign posters.

This Sunday, Stumpy will be screening his new movie Legend of Aahhh’s at Stowe’s new Performing Arts Center at 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Tickets are $10 and for more details check out the Event Page. Also be sure to come by the Matterhorn for the after-party!

See you there!

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Chris Davenport visits Stowe – Australis Premiere

Photos courtesy of Granite Films and Bobbie Roehm
Words: Erme Catino

A few weeks ago Skiershop and Stowe, VT welcomed pro-freeskier Chris Davenport and Kastle Skis for the screening of Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey and book signing of the self authored 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.

Prior to the movie Chris spent some time at the shop and along with Kastle skis passed out free schwag, signed posters, and talked skiing over a few beers.

Australis was an exceptional documentary regarding the crew’s (Chris Davenport, Stian Hagen, and Andrea Binning) mission to ski the mountains of Antarctica.  Unlike other ski porn, not everyone has been to Antarctica to ski, and the region is practically untouched.  The film highlights their journey from South America via sailboat to the Antarctic Peninsula where they climb and ski lines that descend to the Antarctic Sea.

The cinematography is amazing, as well as the lines they ski (which weren’t always perfect corn).  From exposed shelf’s, classic couloirs, and open face AK style lines (The Sphinx), Davenport, Hagen, and Binning have opened the door of what is possible to ski at the end of the Earth.  This movie is a must see, and hopefully you will be able to catch the movie tour: Australis Film Tour!

It was super fun to have one of the legends in the freeskiing world kickin’ it at the shop, a big thanks to Chris, Kastle, and Stowe for making this happen.

Also, if you feel like tagging along with Davenport next year in Antarctica you can sign up for his guided trip: Antarctica Ski Camp November 2011

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Greg Stump Returns – Legend of Aahhh’s

L to R: Scott Schmidt, Greg Stump, Jay Bowen, Matty “Moo” Herringer, Dan Burgess, Molly Estey

Photos: Andrew Israel – Aspen Spin

Words: Erme Catino

On November 26th, Greg Stump made his long awaited return to the ski world with his premiere of Legend of Aahhhs in Aspen Colorado.

Legend of Aahhhs explores the evolution of our sport from the early years in the Alps through the evolution of freeskiing as a result of the classic 1988 flick Blizzard of Aahhh’s.  Legend’s also features unseen footage and interviews, and obviously includes the legends Glen Plake, Scot Schmidt, Mike Hattrup, among others.

While I was unable to make the trip, many friends of the Skiershop crew were in attendance.  From what they recall, the movie was awesome as well as the party that ensued afterwards.  It’s been a while since Stumpy was back on the scene, and I am pretty excited to see this flick!

Big thanks to Andrew Israel for the photos – peep his blog: Aspen Spin

Jay Bowen and Micah Black cheers for the return of Greg Stump!

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Attention Couch Skiers! The Ski Channel makes it with Comcast

Words: Steven Boisvert

From the glowing box that somehow manages to validate British windbags chastising hope-to-be manufactured pop “musicians,” degenerate 20-something drunks celebrating uselessness somewhere in New Jersey, and vile, rich, intellectually decrepit housewives all with nothing better to do than give people a reason to hate Americans comes some good news!

The amazingly young (only 18 months old) ‘The Ski Channel’ just signed a long-term deal with Comcast On Demand that will bring skiing and adventure sports into 43 million American homes.

The real beauty of this release, beyond enjoying High-Definition Warren Miller with your hand in a Cheetos bag, is the original content that the network has already begun along with a National film tour in the Fall. The aforementioned Warren Miller films will be available, as well as Greg Stump movies, destination and travel content, and the usual array of how-to instructional stuff.

But even more exciting tidbits, no matter your discipline, includes The Storya must-watch trailer–that follows passionate skiers from the mainstream stars such as Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller to unknown ski bums and their pursuit of carpe diem. The trailer impresses with quality and a refreshing focus on life rather than the usual adrenaline aggro-fest.

There is also a full-length documentary on the 80′s cult-hero Bill Johnson in all his glory and toil that also exposes the human side of the sport and why we do it.

This is all good stuff for the ski industry in general as now we are valid. The next step is to get Glen Plake on Dancing With the Stars.

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