Skiers and snowboarders have a big reason to be excited. Warren Miller’s latest winter sports film, Ticket to Ride, premiered Friday night at Abravanel Hall. The film brings to town, some of the hottest new products and the hottest athletes, like Olympic gold Tommy Moe.
“It’s exciting to see people get stoked about skiing and they’re starting to think about getting their ski pass and ski gear ready for the upcoming year, right here in Utah,” said Tommy Moe, 1994 Olympic gold, Downhill.
The film takes some of the world’s best athletes on a world tour, including three from Utah.
“It was just an honor to be there skiing laps down to the Artic Ocean,” Sierra Quitiquit, Utah skier.
“It’s way cooler than what anybody says actually,” said Pep Fujas, Utah skier.
“You kind of have to represent, you don’t want to look bad because you’ve got this whole state that’s hoping you make them look good,” said Kaylin Richardson, Utah skier
As good as it looks, the film’s director it takes a lot of work.
“It’s a beast, it’s like a street fight every single year honestly, and anybody who tells you different is kidding ya,” said Max Bervy, Director.
In the end, the film premiere means everyone is one step closer to hitting the slopes.
If you missed Friday’s premiere you’ve got a second chance to see it. Ticket to Ride is showing again Saturday night at Abravanel Hall, Tuesday through Thursday at the Scera in Orem and Peery’s Egyptian Theatre in Ogden, and finally next Friday and Saturday at the Eccles Center in Park City.
Follow Brian Carlson on Twitter: @briancarlsontv