Warren Miller film premier packs the room at Squaw Creek
The premier of “Timeless,” Warren Miller Entertainment’s 70th full-length feature film, packed the house at Squaw Creek on Saturday with locals coming together to celebrate the upcoming winter season.
“It was really fun to see this many people come out which is considered a local show,” said local big-mountain skier Connery Lundin, who was featured in the film. “It shows that the ski community is still alive.
Lundin’s segment was filmed in Silverton, Colorado, alongside Olympic mogul skier Jaelin Kauf and freeride world champion Lorraine Huber. The three skiers spent a week heli-skiing, taking laps up Silverton’s only chairlift and hiking Silverton’s San Juan terrain.
“We ski and we film. It all happens in February and you don’t get to see the gratification of it until nine months later,” said Lundin. “It’s fun to relive what you shot.”
Other segments featured athletes tackling terrain in Chamonix, France; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and the Coast Range Mountains in British Columbia, which featured Truckee athlete Amie Engerbretson.
“I’d say it was pretty much perfect,” said Robbie Huntoon, who has helped premier Warren Miller films in Tahoe for the past 37 years. “The part I like best about the movie is watching people have so much fun.”
Last year’s film, “Face of Winter,” was the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment and paid homage to Miller and the work he pioneered. Miller died last January at 93.
Huntoon said he’ll continue to bring films from Miller’s entertainment company to Tahoe for as long as he can.
“I can’t stop now at 37 years,” he said.
Huntoon will be hosting a second premier in South Lake Tahoe at Harrah’s on Nov. 22 and 23. Shows will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be found online at http://www.WarrenMillerMovie.com.
Hannah Jones is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at 530-550-2652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.