Nick Waggoner, exclusive to WildSnow.com
What is summer? Is that when everything gets green, women wear sun dresses, and you drink a lot of beer? Well I’m pretty sure you follow that up with a ski movie. I mean, call us crazy, but even guys who live for that afternoon mug of cold suds and still stutter at the sight of a woman in her summer outfit — we’ve got our breaking point. Come August, we fiend for la neige, the white winter bounty, backcountry skiing, coldsmoke, pow — THE GOODS.
That’s where Sweetgrass comes in– to get you back onto the couch after all that time you’ve had to play outside all in the name of getting you excited to get back OFF that couch, to go ski and have the sickest, most insane, committed winter of your life; to shred harder than you’ve ever shredded, to hike faster, go farther. Or to hike slower, to take more deep breaths when you’re backcountry skiing, and to remember that snow falls the same way in the Catskills as it does in Aspen and Chamonix: down; as frozen water you can slide on.
Point is, once you get past those distracting dresses, summer’s a good time to think about what you want from the winter ahead. Snow accumulates in September in some years in Colorado, and with fall around the corner, we’re stoked to present you with our latest cinematic effort: SOLITAIRE, a two year epic of bleached bones and abandoned shacks shot entirely in South America.
The Sweetgrass Bus will be screaming down the highway again this fall, painting towns yellow from coast to coast, throughout Japan, and on the old continent where spandex still reigns supreme. If you call Colorado home, or if you feel like stopping in, come catch the WORLD PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 15th at the GOTHIC THEATER in DENVER, COLORADO. For full SOLITAIRE film tour dates and other preview clips, check out www.Sweetgrass-Productions.com
Guest blogger Nick Waggoner is Sweetgass, the director and founder of Sweetgrass Productions film company. Nick travels all over the globe to bring us ski flicks that convey a deeper quest to the meaning of what we do.