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Golden city, silver screen
Rossland and the snowy lands around it will be featured in a new film set to be released by Teton Gravity Research this fall.
Shots of the Golden City and the winter wonderland around it are already featured in a trailer released by Teton in Way of Life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=OZtF9YQVQBk).
Although there is no date or location planned for the local showing of the film yet, there will one scheduled this fall for the West Kootenay, said the film's producer and TGR's supervising producer, Greg Epstein.
Shot on location in 2013, Teton Gravity Research's takes you on a journey to the mountains and inside the minds of today's top athletes. With imagery created with GSS, Red Cinema and the Sony Action Cam, the film explores the origins of skiing in Austria, the search for original lines in Alaska, and the U.S. Freeskiing Team's quest for Olympic gold.
The adventure also leads athletes to the rugged terrain of Jackson Hole and the Tetons, as well as the backcountry of Rossland and other parts of B.C.
A three-minute webisode on Rossland (at www.tetongravity.com, season five, episode eight) and Red Mountain is already on the Internet.
“When you watch the part about Rossland, even though you aren’t there, you can kind of get a feel for Rossland as a place, even outside of the skiing,” Epstein said.
The webisode gives an overview of what the crew of five production crew and five athletes did in Kootenay Rockies.
Epstein thought Red Mountain was a great hill and a lot of fun, with some challenging technical terrain.
There are still a couple more webisodes that have to deal with Red Mountain specifically that will appear on TGR's website, as well as its YouTube channel.
The crew arrived in Rossland Feb. 16 and stayed until March 3 and then went up north to Nelson and Kaslo for two weeks.
According to the webisode information, the crew went from the “powder caked slopes of Red Mountain, to the steep lines of Stellar Heli Skiing and the endless pillow lines at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing. Living in the mountains in this region of British Columbia truly defines a Way of Life.”
Way of Life premieres in mid September in Jackson Hole. The film tour then hits most major ski areas, cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada.