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  • Pretty Faces

    Clever title and not bad skiing.

    https://vimeo.com/105099376


    The premiere is in Boulder. Considering how many "pretty faces" I get to ski with I may have to go to this.

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    Originally posted by James View Post
    Clever title and not bad skiing.

    https://vimeo.com/105099376


    The premiere is in Boulder. Considering how many "pretty faces" I get to ski with I may have to go to this.
    This looks like a fun way to kick off the season. I happen to know someone with a couple of extra tickets.

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    • #3
      NICE!! I am ready for some snow.... although it will probably be a while around here...
      the fall line is your friend.... resistance is futile

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      • #4
        Originally posted by James View Post
        Clever title....
        Rumours on the net of a possible telemark-specific sequel... Burly Meadows....or something like that.

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        • #5
          Attended the Boulder premier last night. Great fun and amazing energy! The whole cast was there, enthusiasm ran high. Hint: if you get to go, dress like a unicorn and you might score some very nice schwag. Music was great, skiing and scenery amazing as you would expect from today's movies. Some of the most memorable interviews and skiers were the youngest and oldest ladies. Nice way to kick off the season.

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          • #6
            Seems like just another heliski and resort flick by skiers who fail to comprehend global warming and its relationship to declining snow around the world. The ski industry seems to be contributing to its own demise. No instrument of winter access pollutes more than a helicopters at 1 barrel of crude oil an hour.

            Get real, ditch the chopper and help save the planet and our snows. It's not about pretty faces. It's about everyone.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Valdez Telehead View Post
              Seems like just another heliski and resort flick by skiers who fail to comprehend global warming and its relationship to declining snow around the world. The ski industry seems to be contributing to its own demise. No instrument of winter access pollutes more than a helicopters at 1 barrel of crude oil an hour.

              Get real, ditch the chopper and help save the planet and our snows. It's not about pretty faces. It's about everyone.

              Did you have a bad day today or something?.... Your hypocritical comment is really hard to overlook especially since you just posted a link to a video in a thread you started that also has helicoptor footage in it.... How is the heli use in your video link different?..

              ... and why would you post a link to a heli ski in your thread, and piss on this thread for it's heli footage... It makes no sense.... and it's rude... and if you are a BC ski guide, it appears pretty self serving for you to disrespect the people who ski from heli's that don't hire you to guide them....
              the fall line is your friend.... resistance is futile

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              • #8
                I always have a bad day when I wake up and find 3 BC skiers dead in avalanches in South America.

                The folks that came to ski with me actually did 7 days BC and a 1/2 day of heliskiing where they never had more than a 2 minute conversation with the guide and 3 2,000' runs in an hour or so. They thought it was a rip-off. I didn't make the movie, they did and you can see it's mostly about skinning. The Pretty Faces trailer was packed full of heliruns and shots. Fact is I know some of the people in the film and they are fantastic AK BC skiers and I am not sure why that was not more of the movie versus ad-nauseum heli camera angles and backflips at a lift area. Bunch of strong women skinning some big Alaska peak in Turnigan Pass would have been more entertaining and better for the sport. But the lure of being movie stars and flying around in heli's and getting GOpro shots over the Chugach consuming hundreds of gallons of avgas does little to impress me and others. I just don't see it as "cool" in light of a rapidly warming planet. This is not a game.

                FWIW I actually encourage many of my clients to give heliskiing a try "once" in their life for a day while they tour Alaska. Yes I have actually skied with dozens of heliskiiers and I don't berate them all day while skinning for that. I probably won't motorski cause I think we all have a responsibility as skiers to do everything we can to not pump more pollution into the air as we pursue untracked space. That's the hypocrisy I am a witness to on an annual basis in Valdez.. (i.e. see rapidly melting glaciers and rising sea levels,) Not sure when the ski industry will actually take this seriously and clean up its act. Perhaps it starts with the sponsors who need to step up to the rising oceans and yell "We are sorry for we did not understand. Can we have our snow back?". We are actually talking about the complete demise of skiing as we know it over the next 25-50 years. I once did a rough calculation on how much fuel heilskiers use on any given day in Alaska and it was a ridiculous amount compared to other recreational outdoor pursuits.

                I make no bones about the urgency of climate change. As an life time alpinist, I make no bones about ethically challenging helisking off a mountain summit. I have been involved in the ski industry for nearly 35 years as a BC guide and know that the ski industry has some serious issues from waste, energy consumption and land-use policies. Of course change comes at a price, change many are to lazy or set in their past ways to accept.
                Last edited by Valdez Telehead; 2 October 2014, 11:02 AM.

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                • #9
                  Yeah.... bull$hit,... So, let's say Dostie calls you and says, "hey, I want to come tour with you. Would you guide me if I take an AIRPLANE FLIGHT up to valdez???...

                  ... And of course your answer is, "NO DOSTIE, stay where you are. Don't fly here in a polluting jet. I only guide people who live in valdez and don't contribute to global warming by flying"

                  You've picked out a specific fossil fuel user (helicoptors) and a film about girl's who kick ass skiing to make a point, when in reality we ALL contribute too with our energy use. That's my point to you... it seems hypocritical to me.


                  ... There's an old saying that goes like this: "There is no graceful dismount from a high horse"
                  the fall line is your friend.... resistance is futile

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                  • #10
                    He he! Love it! I DID go up and ski with VT. Indeed, flew there. Matt and I had a great time. Thompson Pass is a truly great place to ski, whether you're skinnin' or flyin'. Recommended for all. And, for the record I don't agree with Matt on his climate change/global warming perspective but I do agree that we all need to be cognizant of how we contribute our individual pollution footprints (I don't limit myself to carbon) and do what we can to be good stewards of the resources we use.

                    But that is a discussion I'll remain mostly mute on since I don't have the time to give it the attention it deserves. That would mean writing a book, not flingin' poo on a forum. That disagreement on the AlGorean theory of climate issues did not and does not get in the way of my friendship with him. I just see it differently. It isn't so much the premise of the problem, but the solutions that I disagree on. Again, it deserves a book, not half baked debate on a forum.

                    Love this idiom:
                    Originally posted by tele.skier
                    There is no graceful dismount from a high horse.
                    Never heard that one before. Awesome!

                    PS: Always enjoy checking out pretty faces.

                    PPS: I take that back. I disagree on the premise and the solution, but not "some" of the evidence.
                    Last edited by Dostie; 2 October 2014, 12:10 PM.

                    ain't no turn like tele!

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                    • #11
                      The great thing about climate change / global warming is that we're only killing ourselves... oh and pretty much every other species, but that's also through poaching and garbage and habitat...
                      The best thing though is that Earth is going to be around for a really long effing time... and we're not going to be. Humans will go extinct, as have every other animal species and mother nature will go back into balance. A billion years is a really long time. 10,000 years of humans is not. The best thing we could actually do is probably go away sooner.

                      The biggest thing with helis is that they ruin my nature experience. So I lay some "heli-drops" of my own to help ruin theirs. It's only fair.

                      And Pretty Faces seems like a good movie. I'm stoked on the all female cast. Although I don't think I'd get along with them in the backcountry, but maybe that's judging a book by it's cover. Previous experience indicates that many sled necks / heli-starz will just try to prove to me that their penis is bigger than mine (girls included) and I generally don't like getting into sword fights in public.
                      Last edited by Alex; 2 October 2014, 01:29 PM. Reason: grammar
                      No one cares that you can't tele

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                      • #12
                        If there are any gals left on the forum, or guys and gals with daughters that love to ski, or daughters that have dreams, this is a great movie. Yeah, it's big-mountain skiing, and some great aerials, and some silliness, but this movie is a celebration of life and what it takes to achieve goals and dreams. It was a genuine pleasure to see a ski film that honors those who helped make these skiers, a different slant than the usual ski movie. Part of the fun of the evening was hearing audience members, including some young girls, talk about what their dreams were. I hope the gals will continue to make movies by/for/about female snow-sliders of all ages. Next time maybe they can find some tele skiers, too.

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                        • #13
                          I think what made this movie especially the premiere was the attitude of everyone. I have never seen so many people smile that much and look that happy. From the little 3 year old girl up to the 70 plus you year old gal in the movie everyone was smiling, giggling and having an overall great time. All of the athletes on the stage were the same way. It made you want to jump on the stage and join in the celebration.

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