Maryhelyn Kirwan (970) 728-7404
TELLURIDE, Colo. (Dec. 30, 2008) – The Fine Line by Rocky Mountain Sherpas, a big mountain ski & snowboard film to rival TGR and Matchstick productions, will be shown in Telluride on Jan. 21st at 6 p.m. at the Michael Palm Theatre. Fine Line weaves action sequences with some of the biggest names in industry, including Tanner Hall, Travis Rice, Dana Flahr, Eric Hjorleifson and many more, with backcountry and avalanche awareness. Viewers will see what goes in to shooting those sequences, what preparations are made and the difference that can make in skiing and snowboarding backcountry terrain.
Brought to the Palm by Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride School District, San Juan Field School, and Rocky Mountain Sherpas, admission will be free. Fine Line Producer Malcolm Sangster and Director Dave Mossop will be on-hand, and will hold a Q&A at the end of the screening. Gear from local sponsor businesses Paragon Sports, Jagged Edge and Paragon sports will be given out beforehand.
The event is being offered during National Ski Areas Association safety week to provide the community with information and help build awareness regarding avalanches and the backcountry.
“With the tremendous amount of backcountry and sidecountry terrain in the San Juans, we are looking to help educate area skiers and snowboarders as to the risks, responsibilities and rewards of venturing into those areas,” said Dave Riley, CEO of Telluride Ski & Golf. “Rocky Mountain Sherpas have put together a fantastic film that both entertains and educates, and we are fortunate to be able to work with them. the School District and the San Juan Field School in showing it in Telluride.”
Telluride Ski Resort has put up a new backcountry and avalanche awareness section, with general tips and information, at www.tellurideskiresort.com/backcountry . The resort’s Beacon Basin is also up and running. Located off lower Woozley’s Way below the Dynamo run-out, Beacon Basin is a great tool to refine beacon, probe and shoveling skills. The Beacon System, developed and designed by Ortovox, has the capability of creating search exercises with up to 5 beacons buried from1-4 feet deep and will vary from day-to-day. All transceiver brands will work in the Basin, and the public is encouraged to come hone their backcountry skills.
The Rocky Mountain Sherpas are a small group of committed skiers, snowboarders, photographers and filmmakers based out of Calgary, AB. Founded in 1997, their focus is on expressing not only the beauty and freedom of snow-riding, but also the power and grace of the mountains. The Fine Line project is modernistic and comprehensive, offering the feature film as well as four shorter education specific segments.
For more information on The Fine Line and Rocky Mountain Sherpas, go to www.rockymountainsherpas.com .