As if there needed to be another reminder of the social events that the COVID-19 pandemic has snatched away from us this year, our annual sampling of the latest in ski movies won’t be the same this fall.
A ski movie premiere is normally one of the social highlights of the preseason calendar. It’s a chance for skiers and riders to witness some of the best in the business up on the big screen, all while increasing their personal stoke levels in the midst of the party-like atmosphere.
But while some outfits such as Level 1, Frozen Ambrosia, and Holmlands have already made this year’s entries available online, others are still attempting to proceed with a film tour of some sort. That includes two of the heavyweights in the ski film industry, which have both come up with unique ways to keep the party rolling.
Teton Gravity Research’s “Make Believe” already premiered at the Sunset Drive-In in Colchester, Vt. earlier this month, but on Nov. 5-6, the new film gets a drive-in treatment of a more unique fashion. As part of its way to generate more business during an era of COVID restrictions, the popular Kowloon Restaurant has created a drive-in theater in its Saugus parking lot. Recent features have included “Gremlins” and “Scream,” but the focus shifts from horror to powder when TGR lands on the screen in early November.