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Freerider show in Bend, OR-Feb 23

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Follow local Northwest splitboard mountaineer Kyle Miller on his “epic hunt for good snow” in the U.S. premiere of Crest Pictures’ newest film FreeRider.

 

 

 

Take a journey deep into the mountains of Wyoming with a group of hard-charging skiers and snowboarders in KGB Productions’ Wyoming Triumph.

 

 

 

FreeRider is a 14-minute documentary chronicling Miller's great passion for his sport, his love of the mountains and the wilderness, his ski bum lifestyle, his triumphs and disappointments, his pain and his joys, and his unyielding dedication towards fulfilling his riding dreams. Snowboarding has come a long way in the last few years, and splitboard mountaineering is at the forefront now. Miller is part of this new vanguard. He is an admired and respected splitboarder who has been featured in Off-Piste, Backcountry and Frequency magazines. Each season Miller sets a high bar for himself. In 2010, he successfully climbed and rode all 25 volcanoes in the Western United States. Last year he went for and completed Washington’s 10 highest peaks while the cameras rolled during the filming of FreeRider.

 

Wyoming Triumph is a 55-minute grassroots film featuring a veteran and youthful band of ski and snowboard friends and professionals, including Rob LaPier, Trevor Hiatt, Max Hammer, Tucker Mead, North Parker, Matt Luczkow, Trevor Thomas and Aidan Sheahan. Two years ago they set out on a mission to scout the vast and mostly unskied rugged interior of their home state, where more folks own elk rifles than skis. They traveled throughout the great big mountainous backcountry terrain of Wyoming in search of fresh lines and remote locations. The film not only explores the drive of this unique group of passionate individuals, but also takes the audience on a Wild West journey through parts of the “Old West” that still exists today. Following countless broken bones, close calls and getting lost, they return home with a story.

 

Websites and trailers

 

FreeRider: http://www.crestpictures.com/freerider

 

Wyoming Triumph: http://www.wytriumph.com

 

 

 

Presenting on Thursday, February 23, at McMenamins Old St. Francis School Theater, 700 NW Bond St. in Bend. Admission is $8 in advance; $10 at the door. The doors open at 8:30 PM so come early, have a beer, buy raffle tickets, and hook up with friends. The show starts at 9:00 PM. Proceeds are for the benefit of the Central Oregon Avalanche Association (COAA).

 

 

 

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Thanks for posting this!

 

Here's a little more info about the event:

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/172329856203990

 

Advance tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/225893

 

Unfortunately Kyle won't be able to attend the screening in Bend ... but he will be in Bellingham on the same night ... Thurs, Feb 23. We're sharing the stage again with Wyoming Triumph at

WWU's Fraser Hall 4, 516 High Street. The show starts at 7:00 PM. Admission is free.

 

 

Kathy ~ Crest Pictures

 

 

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Just wanted to remind anyone who might be interested .. tomorrow ... in Bend and Bellingham

 

Central Oregon Avalanche Association (COAA) benefit, McMenamins Old St Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend. Doors open at 8:30pm; show starts at 9pm. $8 advance and $10 at the door. Raffle and beer.

 

WWU's Fraser Hall 4, 516 High St, Bellingham. The show starts at 7:00 PM. Admission is free. Kyle will be there.

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