Inaugural Lake Tahoe screening of DPS Skis ‘Cinematic’ next week
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Alpenglow Sports and DPS Skis are excited to announce the first-ever national screening of DPS Skis ‘Cinematic,’ a collection of inspirational ski film shorts designed by industry-leading filmmaker Ben Sturgulewski.
The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema in Tahoe City.
DPS Cinematic’s mission is to create an annual offering of fresh, festival-worthy film shorts with meaningful storytelling amidst storm-chasing and deep powder riding.
The rumblings for DPS Cinematic began in 2006 when DPS founder Stephan Drake and filmmaker Ben Sturgulewski first collaborated.
Ben, arguably the most notable ski film producer of this generation, had already made a name for himself through storied and progressive ski films with Sweetgrass and Matchstick Productions.
Sturgulewski first filmed Stephan Drake in a short The Desert River, and then later in the South American anthem, Solitaire. Since, Ben has become part of the DPS family joining the DPS Koalas on forays near and far chasing a shared artistic vision.
The origin of Cinematic originated with the both Sturgulewski and the DPS crew wearing out VHS tapes from the Greg Stump days, dreaming of entry into the magical snowy kingdom.
Center stage here was the skiing style of Scott Schmidt with his angulated, beautiful aesthetic that changed the course of lives and gave skiers something to chase and develop.
Since the start of the DPS brand, the Salt Lake City outfit has been pushing a new style in deep snow in the Stump vein: dynamic angles, power, and reeling sprays.
During this process, expeditions and powder hunts became even more fun by creating beautiful photography and cinematography to complement the search, and DPS Cinematic was born.
DPS Cinematic is a modern extension of the early Greg Stump dream days and the associated vision. It forges a deeper connection between skiers and owns the concept that deep powder riding and the ski lifestyle can alter the trajectory of lives, offering all the majesty and camaraderie that comes with the sport.
Tickets are $11 pre-sale for the all-ages screening next week in Tahoe City — go online for tickets at dpscinematic.bpt.me; they cost $13 night-of.
Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema is located at 475 North Lake Blvd. Visit tahoearthauscinema.com to learn more.
This article was provided by Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City. Visit alpenglowsports.com to learn more.