Honor and celebrate the history of skiing and snowboarding with the screening of Winterland, a Teton Gravity Research film, Thursday, Nov. 21

Celebrate ski and snowboard culture with the screening of Teton Gravity Research film Winterland on Thursday, Nov. 21 in Evans Auditorium.

The screening is the result of collaboration between the newly-introduced Ski Industry Business and Instruction minor and nearby Beech Mountain Resort.

Evans Auditorium will open for a reception at 6 p.m. with the film starting at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public with tickets $10 in advance online and at the door. Admission for Beech Mountain Resort staff and season pass holders is $5. Entrance for all Lees-McRae students, faculty, and staff is also $5.

Winterland, a new film added to the Teton Gravity Research film tour extensive lineup, celebrates the past, present, and future of both ski and snowboard culture and the mountain towns that have cultivated legends.

“Today’s mountain athletes can only stand as tall as those who came before, the pirates of the past who followed their path and passion,” according to the Teton Gravity Research website. “This story of adventure is far from over, as a new crop of modern-day pioneers are eager to etch their names in the annals of history. The technology and style might evolve, but the rush, excitement, and pure fun remain eternal...”

Established in 1995, Teton Gravity Research creates films and shows centered on extreme sports with a focus on showcasing top athletes from around the globe.

Watch the Winterland trailer here, and purchase your tickets for the screening here.

By Nina MastandreaNovember 05, 2019
CommunityCampus Life