For the last four years, the Copper Mountain Safety Patrol has sponsored a presentation featuring veterans of the U.S. Army’s famed 10th Mountain Division.
Going into its fifth year, the program will feature some familiar faces, including 10th Mountain Division veterans Col. Earl Clark and Warrant Officer Dick Over, and the screening of a brand-new documentary by Warren Miller Entertainment titled “Climb to Glory: Legacy of the 10th Mountain Ski Troopers.”
The Colorado Ski Museum in Vail contracted Warren Miller to film the documentary as a tribute to the men of the 10th, but the film has taken on new meaning since the death of Tony Seibert, who in January was caught in an avalanche in the East Vail chutes. Seibert’s grandfather, Pete Seibert, served with the 10th before going on to co-found Vail Mountain with fellow ski troopers Bob Parker and Sarge Brown.
The film is now a tribute to Pete, Tony and the Seibert family, said Chris Anthony before a screening of “Climb to Glory” last month in Beaver Creek. Anthony, who is no stranger to ski movie fans, produced the film with Warren Miller Entertainment.
“It went from a great movie about the 10th Mountain Division that Tony and I were going to host together, to this tribute,” Anthony said.
It’s still a documentary about the 10th Mountain Division, but it’s also about connections, Anthony said.
“Climb to Glory: Legacy of the 10th Mountain Ski Troopers” will be screened at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Sky Chutes Theatre in The Edge Building at Copper Mountain. Doors open at 3:45 p.m.; admission is $15.
This will be the first screening of the documentary in Summit County.
The Vail Daily contributed to this report.