The “Up There” Ski Film Fest is taking place on Jan 14-15 in Bozeman, MT. It is being presented by the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation and benefits my all time favorite ski mountaineering organization, The Hans Sarri Memorial Fund (<– which happens to have a new website, check it out). Not only are they showing two cool films, “Swift. Silent. Deep.” and “Skiing Everest,” but they are raffling off some killer prizes, like three days/two nights at Aspen, three days/two nights at Jackson, a men’s AT package, women’s AT package and a day with Scot Schmidt. I suspect you can order raffle tickets through Drew Seessel (406.556.1275) and arrange something if you can’t be present at the actual event, but still win.
I had a chance to see “Swift. Silent. Deep.” recently and thought it was a great film as it brought together lots of excellent historical footage and had an interesting storyline that touched on the wide variety of influences the JH Airforce have had on skiing. About my only criticism of the film was that it was very JH-centric, but as a Utard, I’m obliged to say that. Salt Lake is the center of the skiing universe, damn it – just ask any Alta skier. ;)