A&E Briefs: Keystone’s Warren Station hosts throwback movie to benefit local ski groups
The Get Stoke Winter Film Series continues at Warren Station in River Run at Keystone on Saturday, Nov. 14. The second feature of the film series will be Greg Stump Production’s “The Blizzard of AAHHH’S” to benefit Team Breckenridge Sports Club and Team Summit Colorado. Remember three-time world hot dog champion, Glen Plake, skiing 98 miles per hour? This film has stood the test of time and spotlights the original “ski heroes” with neon pioneers like Plake, Greg Stump, Mike Hattrup and Scot Schmidt. Dress in your best ’80s mountain gear and relive the legendary rockumentary that put extreme skiing on the map.
“‘The Blizzard of AAHHH’S’ was the first of its kind; a cult classic that tapped our veins when ‘extreme’ and epic vertical skiing was just making its mark,” organizers at Warren Station said in a release. “Featuring some of the most delectably, nostalgic destinations in the world like Chamonix and Squaw Valley, the rookies and soon-to-be stars of the film seemed untouchable. … It’s also an incredible testament to the Summit County snow sports world, that Team Breck Sports and Team Summit can come together and back each other on their missions in such a creative way.”
Pizza slices on the patio from Pizza on the Run, a complimentary New Belgium Beer for ticketholders over the age of 21, the Epic Mix Photo Booth with free pics and big giveaway prizes including concert, festival and lift tickets and Team Summit Ski Ball Passes, (valued at $175 each), are just part of the mix. The evening will offer two showings at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. with doors opening 30 minutes before each film. Tickets are available online and are $12 for adults, $8 for ages 6 to 20 and free for ages 5 and under per show. Reservations are highly recommended. General admission seating. Tickets, if available at the door, will be $14 for adults, $10 for ages 6 to 20, while 5 and under will receive free admission. Proceeds from ticket sales will be divided between Team Breckenridge Sports and Team Summit Colorado.
Caryn and Peter Boddie present ‘Bygone Skiers and Lost Ski Hills’
On Monday, Nov. 16, from 6:30–8 p.m. Caryn and Peter Boddie present, “Bygone Skiers and Lost Ski Hills,” as part of the continuing adult fall reading program, Stop Me if You’ve Read This One, at the Summit County Library. The Main Library in Frisco hosts this published couple for a multi-media presentation that will take attendees on a tour of the hills folks once skied in Summit County and other parts of Colorado.
“We also introduce the audience to the ski pioneers,” said Caryn Boddie in a statement, describing the presentation.
According to the Boddies, avid skiers flocked to the northern reaches of the Centennial State for over a century. While the prized powder remains the same, the top skiing destinations bear only a faint resemblance to the resorts of previous generations. Neighborhood slopes, such as Tabernash Hill, featured little more than a rope tow and a storage shed. Other spots like Estes Park’s Old Man Mountain held tournaments and contests with Olympic participants. From the Cathy Cisar Winter Playground in Craig to Cheyenne Mountain’s Ski Broadmoor and everywhere in between, authors Caryn and Peter Boddie ask Summit County residents to join them on a tour through the lost ski areas of northern Colorado and the Front Range.
Caryn has been skiing since childhood. She learned at Loveland and Vail. Previously, she published the original “Hiker’s Guide to Colorado,” “Hiking Colorado I” and “Hiking Colorado II” with Peter. Caryn is an author, writer and communications specialist and works in the Denver metro area. Peter has been skiing since childhood — he learned in Connecticut. Peter is a hydrologist, natural scientist and geographer and works in the Denver metro area.
The fall reading program ends on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library in Frisco with Colorado authors Terry Wright and Robert Spiller hosted by Beth Groundwater, local resident and author. The prize baskets will be awarded following the event. Check the Summit County Library website http://www.summitcountylibraries.org for more details or pick up a flyer at any of our branches to learn more about upcoming events.
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