No Turning Back – Ski Season is Upon Us

Warren Miller’s 65th film, No Turning Back, is about to hit theaters throughout the Northeast, and the annual celebration of ski season is coming to Avon Cinema in Providence for three shows, November 19-20.

The newest installment pays homage to a legacy that dates back to before skis had edges and mountains had condos, from the steepest peaks around the globe, to the mom-and-pop hills that define skiing and riding.

For three generations, Warren Miller’s film tradition has marked the onset of colder weather, winter exploration and world-class cinematography. Come experience the stoke, and revel in winter’s heritage as top athletes push boundaries in Niseko, Japan; the Swiss Alps; Montana; France; and more. See top athletes like Seth Wescott, Sierra Quitiquit, Rob Kingwill, Ingrid Backstrom, Chris Davenport and others continue the Warren Miller legacy in winter sports storytelling.

Getting out to a Warren Miller film offers moviegoers a chance to win ski vacations, prizes and gear, as well as opportunities to meet the athletes featured in the film. All attendees get exclusive resort and retail savings from Warren Miller partners, with values that can’t be beat. It’s not just a film; it’s an experience.

EAST MEETS EAST

Maine native and two-time gold medalist Seth Wescott represents for the East in No Turning Back, as he and Rob Kingwill head far east to Niseko, Japan. Averaging nearly 50 feet of snow per year, Niseko is annually one of the top-three snowiest destinations on the planet.

To deal with this much powder, local board shapers, led by Gentemstick founder Taro Tamai, have long split from the mainstream of snowboard design progression. Taro is to Niseko’s snowboard scene as Jake Burton is to the Northeast, and he takes a unique approach that draws inspiration from both old-school snowboards and surfboards to craft shapes that float where others sink.

Seth got a chance to try some of the Gentemstick boards and was shocked by how much they resembled the boards he grew up riding in the woods of Maine, when snowboarding was still banned at most resorts and every run was a powder run.

SPREADING THE STOKE SINCE ’49

Since he began creating films in 1949, Warren Miller has known that as skiers and riders, there’s no need to look back. Whether it’s Josh Bibby and Tyler Ceccanti carving down Mount Olympus in Greece or Kaylin Richardson breaking trail in Norway, not much has changed when it comes to why we head for the mountains and pray for storms: sheer delight.

No Turning Back will kick off its Northeast tour in Morristown, New Jersey on November 5, 2014, and screenings will be sweeping the region into December. For more information about the national tour, including a full tour schedule, visit warrenmiller.com.

It’s time for winter and there’s No Turning Back.

EAST COAST TOUR DATES

Connecticut: Stamford, CT, Stamford Center for the Arts – The Palace Theatre, 11/22; Hartford, CT, The Bushnell, 12/5. Massachusetts: Somerville, MA, Somerville Theatre, 11/12 – 11/13; Worcester, MA, The Hanover Theatre, 11/14; Boston, MA, Berklee Performance Center, 11-15; Beverly, MA, Endicott College Auditorium, 11/16; Pittsfield, MA, The Colonial Theatre, 11/19. Maine:  Portland, ME, State Theatre, 11/21. New Hampshire: Portsmouth, NH, The Music Hall, 11/24 – 11/26; Lebanon, NH, Lebanon Opera House, 11/29. New Jersey: Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts Center, 11/5. New York: Tarrytown, NY, Tarrytown Music Hall, 11/6; Albany, NY, Palace Theatre, 11/7 – 11/8; Binghamton, NY, Broome County Forum Theatre, 11/20; Rochester, NY, The Auditorium Theatre, 11/22;Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre, 11/21. Rhode Island: Providence, RI, Avon Cinema, 11/19 – 11/20. Vermont: Middlebury, VT, Town Hall Theater,12/3 – 12/4; Burlington, VT, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 12/5

 

GIVEAWAYS AND PRIZES AT AVON CINEMA

All who attend the Providence showings at Avon Cinema will receive free lift tickets to Sugarbush, Wachusett Mountain and Smugglers’ Notch, as well as 2-for-1 deals at Killington and Steamboat, and a 20% discount on helmets and goggles at REI.

And the door prizes just keep coming.

Sugarbush Quad Packs top the list, with each Quad Pack being good for four unrestricted lift tickets at Sugarbush Resort. REI’s award-winning, hydration-compatible Flash 22 backpacks and Comfort Low camp chairs will also be given away, as well as the following: REI stainless steel mugs, Polarmax base layers, Dynasty DVD combo packs (available at warrenmillergear.com), Swany gloves, Chaos hats, FlashFlight Frisbees and copies of Warren Miller’s Ticket to Ride.

Showtimes at the Avon Cinema will be 8 p.m. on Wednesday (11/19) with 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. showings on Thursday (11/20). Tickets are available at REI Cranston, Eventbrite.com and the Avon Cinema box office the night of the show.

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