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November 20, 2009

Truth in Motion

New movie coming - Truth in Motion - that follows the US ski team training for the Olympics this year. Check the trailer and press release:

HERNDON, Va., Nov 18, 2009 - As part of its continued support of the U.S. Ski Team, Audi of America today announced that it has commissioned a documentary film, Truth in Motion: The U.S. Ski Team’s Road to Vancouver, which will tell the unique stories of these elite American athletes as they prepare for the competition of their lives – the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Truth in Motion: The U.S. Ski Team’s Road to Vancouver will air first January 30 at 8pm EST on NBC, followed by an appearance on the USA Network on February 6 at 5pm EST. It will also run three times in primetime on the Universal Sports Network. Audi has been a sponsor of the U.S. Ski Team since 2007.

The film will be directed by Brett Morgen, multiple-award winning director of such acclaimed documentaries as The Kid Stays in the Picture and On the Ropes. The film is executive produced by ten-time Emmy Award winner Rick Gentile, executive producer of three Olympic Winter Games, and MediaCom Entertainment’s Adam Pincus.

The film focuses on a select group of elite American skiers at different stages of their careers through the crucial months of training leading up to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Truth in Motion: The U.S. Ski Team’s Road to Vancouver chronicles not just the physical skill necessary to compete at the highest level, but also the uniquely personal quest that is involved in achieving greatness. Some of the featured players will qualify and some may not and the film will detail the triumphs and struggles of all those involved.

Posted by Justin at 12:08 PM

August 11, 2009

New Film Signatures from Sweetgrass Productions Getting Some Buzz

Check out the trailer.

Posted by Justin at 03:47 PM | Comments (1)

December 29, 2007

A Little Night Poaching

Poach v. - to ride a closed run, a closer area, or to ski without a valid ticket.

Texas Ski Pants n. - wearing blue jeans while skiing

Kodak Courage n. - To do stupid sh** simply because there is a camera pointed at you

I have been whining because I am getting bored taking green runs at Brian Head. Well, I figured out how to entertain myself. Topless night poaching during a snowstorm in Texas ski pants. Video quality sucks because it is completely dark. But commentary is great. Not great conditions, but we have a location that you can drop into from the car and pickup down below. I didn't get to ski Loveland Pass and do the whole hitchiking thing while in Colorado last week, so this was at least worth doing.

Posted by Justin at 02:50 PM

February 12, 2007

Brian Head Trip Last Weekend (and Video of Jake)

This last weekend Jake, Tim, and I went up to Brian Head. Conditions were better than we expected. It hasn't snowed much over the last few weeks, but the snow was fairly soft and had good coverage on the runs (although some bare spots here and there that you had to be careful of).

I took the camera out with us and grabbed a quick video of Jake on Wild Ride off of Roulette. Had a blast skiing with him all day as opposed to letting him and Jackson do their own thing.

My old Atomic Beta Carve 8.18's have basically become my dad's skis. My mid-fats are my usual fare, but because of the packed conditions, I took out the old skis. Hadn't used them in almost two years. My mids are miserable on groomers, so consequently I forgot how fun it was to ride groomers. What a difference. My new skis are unstable at speed and don't carve on ice or packed very well, and I had gotten used to the way that they feel and perform. Moral of the story--use the right gear. I have two sets of skis for a reason and forgot how different a good set of all mountain carvers feel on groomed runs.

Posted by Justin at 02:24 PM