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DECEMBER 23rd: Warren Miller’s “Line Of Descent” Movie Premiere

DECEMBER 23rd: Warren Miller’s “Line Of Descent” Movie Premiere

 

– The Sheridan Arts Foundation & BootDoctors Present –

 

Warren Miller’s

“LINE OF DESCENT”

Saturday December 23rd, 2017 • 6pm & 9pm

 

Tickets $15/adults • $7/kids 18 & Under (6pm Show Only) • Sheridan Opera House • Telluride, CO

 

 

The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Bootdoctors presents Warren Miller Entertainment’s latest ski film “Line of Descent” on Sunday, Dec. 23 with screenings at 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for each film for adults and $7 for kids 18 and under at the 6 p.m. screening. The screenings are sponsored by BootDoctors, who are generously providing swag to be given away and raffled off.

 

This fall, the annual tradition is back to salute the start of winter. The world’s biggest name in snowsports cinema—Warren Miller Entertainment—celebrates its 68th ski and snowboard film with downhill thrills, global adventure, and a nod to those who taught us to slide on snow.

 

Snow riders are a family—one big tribe comprising many smaller ones. Familial rites pass down through generations. Skier roots grow deep in high mountain soil. “Line of Descent” celebrates just that, the lineage of legendary athletes through a multi-generational cast of skiing’s icons and fresh faces, including Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, JT Holmes, Lexi duPont, Seth Wescott, Kalen Thorien, Marcus Caston, Jeremy Jensen, Griffin Post, and more.

 

This year, Volkswagen joins the most esteemed name in winter sports films as the presenting sponsor of the “Line of Descent” U.S. film tour. The partnership builds on the heritage and passion associated with both the Volkswagen and Warren Miller brands. Volkswagen’s partnership will grow authentically well into 2019, elevating the event experience that is the Warren Miller institution and marking the beginning of every winter season.

 

Ride along on a stunning cinematic journey as we travel near and far, descending some of North America’s deepest lines in Jackson Hole, Montana, Silverton, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, and Steamboat.

 

From splitboard to powsurfer, motorcycle, dogsled, and snowmobile, the athletes employ nearly all possible means to chase winter along the Beartooth Pass, the French Alps, New Zealand, British Columbia, and Norway.

 

“This season, we explore how skiers are shaped by picking up a pair of skis for the first time,” notes Warren Miller’s veteran producer Josh Haskins. “More often than not, it’s family who introduces us to the sport or steers us on the path toward an ongoing passion—be it a ski-bum lifestyle, a professional career, or simply the desire to pass on the same feeling to the next generation. There is a kinship unlike any other in the ski community, and Warren Miller is the elder, bringing generations of skiers and riders together for 68 years, and this year is no different.”

 

Since 1949, ski families have cheered the official kickoff of winter with the ski film company that started it all. The new Opera House SHOW Bar opens at 5 p.m. and will be open throughout the entire evening.

 

Tickets and additional event information are available at: THE SHERIDAN OPERA HOUSE, or call 970.728.6363 x5.

 

DECEMBER 21st: Matchstick Productions’ “Drop Everything” Movie Premiere

DECEMBER 21st: Matchstick Productions’ “Drop Everything” Movie Premiere

 

– The Sheridan Arts Foundation & BootDoctors Present –

 

Matchstick Productions’

“DROP EVERYTHING”

Thursday December 21st, 2017 • 6pm & 9pm

 

Tickets $15/adults • $7/kids 18 & Under (6pm Show Only) • Sheridan Opera House • Telluride, CO

 
 

The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Bootdoctors presents Matchstick Productions’ latest ski film “Drop Everything” on Thursday, Dec. 21 with screenings at 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for each film for adults and $7 for kids 18 and under at the 6 p.m. screening only. The screenings are sponsored by BootDoctors, who are generously providing swag to be given away and raffled off.

 

The winter of 2017 provided the team at Matchstick Productions with a clean slate and an opportunity to get back to their roots. As illustrated by the new trailer for “Drop Everything”, that shift in thinking meant that everyone involved had the time of their lives making this new ski film.

 

“Drop Everything” is the brainchild of veteran director Scott Gaffney, the man behind “There’s Something About McConkey” and other Matchstick classics. “As a film company, it seems we’ve been working to impress viewers in so many different ways – moving stories, elaborate cinematography, and cutting-edge editing techniques. We’ve been after the ‘wow’ factor,” says Gaffney.

 

Audiences can expect unparalleled performances from many of the top skiers in the world. “Drop Everything” features Mark Abma, Markus Eder, Eric Hjorleifson, Michelle Parker, Sammy Carlson, Cody Townsend, Elyse Saugstad, Tanner Rainville, Chris Rubens, Aaron Blunck, Sander Hadley, Connery Lundin, and more. The next-level action was captured in world-class destinations including Meadow Lodge, British Columbia, Lake Tahoe, CA, Whistler BC, Crested Butte CO, Revelstoke BC, and Silverton, CO.

 

Always on the leading edge of camera technologies, Matchstick Productions filmed the entire movie in 6K ultra high-definition. According to Matchstick co-founders Steve Winter and Murray Wais, the difference will shatter viewers’ expectations. “Pricing of UHD TVs and other devices has come down while streaming bandwidth has simultaneously improved, meaning it’s easier than ever to access ultra HD content,” says Wais. Winter adds, “This will easily be the best-looking film we’ve ever released. Vivid colors, precise picture detail, and rich audio will make this a very memorable viewing experience.”

 

“Drop Everything” is presented by Under Armour with support from Avery Brewing Company, Freeskier Magazine, and a host of industry partners.

 

The new Opera House SHOW Bar opens at 5 p.m. and will be open throughout the entire evening. Bootdoctors will be raffling of tons of great swag at both screenings.

 

Tickets and additional event information are available at: THE SHERIDAN OPERA HOUSE, or call 970.728.6363 x5.

 

Support SAR! 2nd Annual Backcountry Awareness Night: Dec 2nd, 2017

Support SAR! 2nd Annual Backcountry Awareness Night: Dec 2nd, 2017

 

Bring Your Friends & Help Support San Juan County Search & Rescue (SAR)

 

December 2nd, 2017

6pm Doors • Awesome Films & Rad Prizes • High Pie Pizza

Read the full story below from TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.

 

BootDoctors: Raising Backcountry Awareness, 12/2

BootDoctors’ bread and butter is equipping people with high-performing and perfect-fitting gear. But the crew at BootDoctors also wants its patrons, friends and community members to be safe and smart when they take that gear into the big, gnarly and potentially dangerous backcountry of the San Juan Mountains.

BootDoctors & Christy Sports Join Powerful Forces

BootDoctors & Christy Sports Join Powerful Forces

 

With shared common core values as family-based operations, BootDoctors and Christy Sports
collectively provide quality products and exceptional customer service.

 
“We’ve been looking to grow our presence in Telluride, and we’re also excited to have the opportunity to enter into Taos,” stated Patrick O’Winter, Christy Sports Chairman.
“Acquiring BootDoctors with its well-established brand reputation is the perfect way to expand in these key Rocky resorts.”
 
Read the full story below from TELLURIDE INSIDE & OUT.

 

Christy Sports Acquires BootDoctors

Christy Sports LLC, one of the largest winter sports specialty retailers in the nation, today announced its most recent acquisition BootDoctors, a specialty retailer of ski, snowboard and bike products and services, which currently operates out of three locations in Telluride, Colorado and two locations in Taos, New Mexico.

FROM THE PROS: 2017-2018 Ski & Boot Reviews

FROM THE PROS: 2017-2018 Ski & Boot Reviews

Get the skinny on fat skis, rocker, on and off piste ski boots and lots more cool new gear that will give you the edge on your ski season.

 

You know the folks at BootDoctors are both smart and helpful. Bob Gleason has been a top trainer at Masterfit University for more than 30 years. Charlie Bradley, Sam Tischendorf are trainers for Masterfit as well. Our bootfitters are tained by the best of the best. That’s why they are part of the elite teams of reviewers for SKI Magazine and America’s Best Bootfitters.

 

Pick up a copy of the SKI Magazine Gear Guide 2018 and find out what your friends and trusted advisers at BootDoctors have to say about this year’s all mountain skis and boots. The print version has more details and more quotes from our folks so go ahead and splurge. This way you can get their signatures on this collector’s edition, making it so much more valuable! or click on this link to see the on-line version: https://www.skimag.com/gear

 

America’s Best Bootfitters provide comprehensive ski boot reviews, world class training and the shops that can execute it all.  Arguably the number one source of expert knowledge of ski boots and bootfitting, ABB hosts it’s own boot test. Check out these even more detailed reviews at: http://www.bootfitters.com/reviews

 

After you fill your head with other people’s opinions, come on in to one of our shops and have one of our seasoned master bootfitters help you to choose the very best boot for you. You can reserve a bootfit appointment at our Taos Ski Valley or Telluride stores atour on-line reservation site here: https://rentals.bootdoctors.com/rent/bootfitting

 

Bob Gleason, Bob Remiger, Kelli Gleason, Charlie Bradley, Sam Tischendorf,

Linda Mogetz, Penelope Gleason, Mike Messer and Cale Adams all volunteered their free ski time to test gear.

 

Team BootDoctors Goes For The Fall Gold!

Team BootDoctors Goes For The Fall Gold!

 

The San Juan Mountains may have been mostly stripped of their veins of gold ore,

but, Fall Aspens bring out the gold, offering visual riches to us all.

There’s more gold to be found, though, if you’re brave enough.

The Annual MOUNTAINS TO DESERT RIDE offers cyclists an opportunity to “go for the gold” in a challenging and inspiring century race that takes the mind and body on an incredible journey, from the towering snow tipped mountain tops of Telluride to the awe-inspiring red canyons of Gateway, Colorado.

 

This year, Mother Nature decided to amp up this 100 mile test of endurance and create an even more rigorous physical and mental test of the intrepid athletes. Heavy rain and and sleet pounded the town delaying the start, where ominous clouds blocked out even a glimmer of the dawn and lightning flashes lit up the mountains.
Our BootDoctors’ Team gathered in the dark, outside the dimly lit exterior of the shop on Main street for a group photo, (understandably declining to strip out of their waterproof protection for a photo op) and smiling bravely for the camera.

 

Veterans of the race, Max Cooper, Ricky Willis, Tony Jakob, Mike Messer and Chris Cox, offered advice to the newbies, Mike Follen and Craig Sieving. Heather Knox, a former medal winner, joined the group with experience to share. Holly Taylor-Cox, a 2 time racer, bid them farewell, then headed to Norwood to jump on her bike for the lesser distance, yet equally weather challenging 72 mile race.
The first leg of this race is a sort of elimination stage as the road descends about 1,000 feet in 16 miles, followed by the most grueling accent of the course. This year the riders, blinded by rain, fearlessly navigated rivulets of rushing water and mud as they raced into the dark with thunder and lightening flashing around them. Some found their brakes compromised by the incessant water and just held on for dear life, reaching maximum speeds in downhill.

 

The front peloton, with Max Cooper leading the charge, whipped by the first AID station. The volunteers watched in amazement as the cyclists zoomed by, seemingly oblivious of the chaos that nature had surrounded them with. Their sheer athleticism and determination was astonishing.

 

Some riders following in a later waves stopped and gratefully drank shots of hot cocoa, stuffed hand warmers into gloves with fingers barely able to grasp and squeezed streams of water out of their clothing. Then with a smile and a wave they headed off into the rain to tackle the task ahead.

 

Having survived the opening harrowing descent, like in a rollercoaster ride, the riders immediately pumped their soaked and freezing legs to keep up the pace as they ascended the narrow Norwood Hill for a non-stop steep climb. Focussed on the wheels of the bicycles in close proximity, the riders determined to avoid a perilous pitch down the cliffs below them towards the canyon or a sudden collision with a random rock that had fallen from the cliff on their uphill side. Still, the rain continued to pound them, soaking them through all their layers.

 

The optimists hoped that this deluge would let up and the sun take command of the day again once they reached the plateau in Norwood. No such luck.

Still they carried on. Finally, a few succumbed to the relentless soaking and freezing cold and had to abandon the race. Ricky Willis, a veteran endurance racer, was forced to stop as the brutal conditions pushed him to the brink of dangerous hypothermia. Another rider had to stop and have a hair dryer warm up her almost frost bitten toes.

 

 

Only after 80 or so miles did the skies start to clear and some semblance of sanity return. The landscape surrounding last leg of the journey brings some distraction from the suffering muscles, sore behinds, aching necks and shoulders as gorgeous red walls wrap the winding road and huge cottonwoods line the river dancing along side the road.

 

Pushed to their limits, the Team members still radiated their enthusiasm as they crossed the finish with very impressive times and placement, starting with Max “the crusher” finishing first.Tony ca in second, despite missing the turn to the finish and adding some miles to his race!  Craig put in an impressive showing, with sixth place in his first ever M2D race; Mike Messer came in 20th. Chris Cox and Mike Follen, in a show of great sportsmanship, road the entire race together, encouraging and cajoling each other to finish 38th and 39th. Holly Taylor-Cox was the 12th woman to cross the finish in the 72 mile race.
Our team was very proud of their accomplishment, to not just endure but to overcome extreme circumstances to finish this challenging race.

 

As soon as they can sit comfortably again, we should see these amazing athletes in the saddle again, crushing the trails and roads around us.

 

Photo Credit: Melissa Plantz Photography