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Nov
2014
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Skiing & Riding

Celebrating the coming season

On Saturday and Sunday evening, snow sports enthusiasts gathered at the Sun Valley Opera House to celebrate the unofficial beginning of the season. What drew these large, enthusiastic crowds together was the legendary Warren Miller's latest ode to the slopes, "No Turning Back". Miller's annual films mark the beginning of the countdown to the start-up of Sun Valley's high-speed lifts on Thanksgiving Day and always get the crowd whipped into a froth of anticipation.

The Sun Valley Opera House in the village was the perfect venue to showcase Warren Miller's latest epic ski film, "No Turning Back" to an enthusiastic audience

This year's high adrenaline installment, Miller's 65th, featured the usual jaw dropping, inspiring, globe-trotting skiing that is one of the best ways to get excited for those first turns of the season. It also featured, much to the audience’s delight, local Mike Hattrup. Hattrup, an executive with K2, got everyone cheering in a segment featuring his daring skiing in the chutes on the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, France. Ketchum film editor Kim Schneider and sons were also instrumental in creating this epic work that took viewers to unique and eye popping locales.

Even if you can't ski like one of the pros in Warren Miller's movies, it is time to get excited to get onto the slopes (photo: Warren Miller)

Adding swag and chances to win great prizes also contributed to the evening’s merriment.

The weather was in sync with the ski movie this weekend as Sun Valley got our first snow of the year. Keep it coming!

The weekend weather also cooperated as the first snow of the season fell coating the valley floor and clinging to the mountains Saturday night. This sea of white announced that autumn is quickly winding to a close and winter is nigh. Sun Valley's amazing snowmaking system has been hard at work responding to colder temperatures and anticipating a November 27 opening day. The recent snowfall is helping connect the "dots" of snow piles quickly accumulating under the snow guns from the top of Baldy, down College and onto Lower River Run.

It's time to get inspired and get ready. The 2014-15 snow season is just weeks away (photo Warren Miller)

The snow is coming. There's no turning back! It's time to organize your cold weather wear, get a great edge on your skis or board and find your helmet and goggles. You will be sitting on that lift before you know it. As Warren Miller would say, the winter season is sheer delight. Let it snow!


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