When leaves start to turn yellow, temperatures drop, and snow dusts the tops of mountains it means winter is coming. Another tell-tale sign of the build-up to winter is ski films start making the rounds.
Dick Durrance and Warren Miller would tour through mountain towns and cities with an affinity for skiing in the good old days to premiere their season’s film. Throngs of frothing skiers would roll out of the woodwork for these showings, hooting and hollering while skiers on the screen would drop cliffs and slice through untouched power. The ski film premiere is a rite of passage for skiers across the country.
Filmmakers are still sharing their work with the masses in packed theaters to mark the buildup to winter officially getting underway. This year, Klaus Obermeyer’s granddaughter—Laura Obermeyer—is stoking the fire with their recent work, “In Your Dreams.”