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Ski Porn 

Get in the mood for winter with a variety of flicks featuring killer cinematography and even better skiing.

click to enlarge Scene from Warren Miller's Like There's No Tomorrow. - KEOKI FLAGG
  • Keoki Flagg
  • Scene from Warren Miller's Like There's No Tomorrow.

Like There’s No Tomorrow

The pressure’s off. No one’s watching. It’s just you, your boards and the mountain.

Well, actually, it’s just you, your popcorn and a big movie screen of snow junkies bitin’ powder in front of you.

While Warren Miller is no longer personally involved in making the films, the production company has kept up the tradition of offering a ski film every year in his name.

Like There’s No Tomorrow is the 62nd such installment in ski porn, put on by Warren Miller Entertainment. Hosted by Jonny Moseley, the flick mixes gripping visuals of skiers and boarders in action in Utah, Colorado, India and New Zealand, among other places.

The film features Chris Davenport, Daron Rahlves, Colby West, Andy Mahre, Seth Wescott, Julia Mancuso and others as they “drop into the runs we see in our dreams as we wait for the seasons to change.”

There’s also footage of a truck with a mounted machine gun in the trailer, FYI.

If you go to one of the Spokane shows, gird yourself to enjoy a bunch of ski-related booths and promotional offers, too.

Like There’s No Tomorrow • Oct. 22 • 3 pm and 7 pm • Panida Theater • 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho • Panida.org • Also Nov. 3 and 4 • 7:30 pm • Fox Theater • 1001 W. Sprague Ave., Spokane

One For the Road

This flick, produced by Teton Gravity Research, shreds fluff in Jackson Hole, Japan, Iceland, Montenegro, Macedonia and other exotic locales.

The movie is promoted as having a road-trip feel. “Whether shredding with longtime ski partners, or meeting a seasoned character in some far-off country, wisdom is gained through these new experiences.” Indeed.

One For the Road • Nov. 4 • 8 pm • Panida Theater • 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint, Idaho • Panida.org

Spread the Shred

The third annual “Spread the Shred” is a fundraising gig to help underprivileged Spokane kids enjoy the sweet slopes just like their middle-class and upper-crust peers. The event (benefits of which will go to SOS Outreach for ski gear lessons and passes for said kids) is set to include rebellious awesomeness such as snowboarding flicks Ransack Rebellion and Defenders of Awesome.

Spread the Shred • Nov. 5 • 7 pm • Garland Theater • 924 W. Garland Ave.

Attack of La Niña

The latest film from Matchstick Productions attempts to showcase the talents of today’s best skiers during purportedly the snowiest winter of their lives.

Filmed in Colorado, Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, California and many other world-class destinations, Attack of La Niña rests on the premise that the weather pattern it’s named after created record snowfalls. And you might agree after watching one enterprising skier jump a locomotive in the trailer. 

Attack of La Niña • Dec. 3 • 5 pm • Brundage Mountain Resort • 1410 Mill Rd, McCall, Idaho • Brundage.com

Welcome to Snowlander

Every year at this time, it’s a guessing game as to when we might start skiing. We’re always hopeful of a Thanksgiving opening, but we know that many years December is the first month for sliding on snow.

click to enlarge KEOKI FLAGG
  • Keoki Flagg

Going into a season guessing keeps me on pins and needles. Every little shift in the weather has me thinking the big storm is rolling in. And last season was one of wonder. Early season, I was wondering if the snow was going to keep falling in such epic proportions. In January I was wondering if it was ever going to stop raining. In May, I was wondering if the snow would ever let up. Overall, a great year.

Now ski season is a reachable grasp away. Ski movie premieres are in full swing, garages are being cleaned out as old gear is dropped off at local swaps. Life is consumed with finding the perfect jacket, dreaming about buying new ski goggles (even though I already have way too many) and scraping off the old wax and getting the tuning bench all set up.

Here at The Inlander, we’ve been busy plotting a new chapter in the local ski scene — Snowlander, your resource for skiing and riding all over the Northwest. In addition to the monthly printed insert in The Inlander, starting with the one you are reading right now, we’ll be keeping you posted on all developments in the local scene every week online.

So check out our new web page, Snowlander.com, for an interactive resort map, stories, blog posts and enter-to-win contests. We’ll also be actively updating our page at Facebook.com/SnowlanderNW. That’s where you can post comments, read the latest news items and check out user snapshots and videos. Check ’em both out now and you can enter to win either a brand-new Rossignol snowboard or a pair of Rossignol skis.

Keep looking for snow, and hopefully by this time next month I’ll be writing this between powder turns!

Jen Forsyth Snowlander Editor [email protected]

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