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Warren Miller's 68th Film comes to CWU Nov. 16

(Ellensburg, Wash. – Nov. 16, 2017) Line of Descent. It’s been 68 years since ski-film pioneer Warren Miller picked up a camera to capture the wonder, the adventure, the humor and the beauty that is skiing. Since that time, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the globe—from storied slopes to hidden, snow-covered corners—to celebrate all things snowsports. In this year’s film, WME travels the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture.

Mission Ridge will be there and handing out a one day adult lift ticket to everyone who purchases a ticket and attends the film. Snoqualmie Pass will be there and is donating adult one day lift tickets for door prizes. Come by and connect with your favorite ski hill. Share stories of winters past and the stoke for the coming winter!

This year, Volkswagen joins the most esteemed name in winter sports films as the presenting sponsor of the Line of Descent U.S. film tour. The partnership builds on the heritage and passion associated with both the Volkswagen and Warren Miller brands. Volkswagen’s partnership will grow authentically well into 2019, elevating the event experience that is the Warren Miller institution and marking the beginning of every winter season.

Ride along on a stunning cinematic journey as we travel near and far, descending some of North America’s deepest lines in Jackson Hole, Montana, Silverton, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, and Steamboat.

From splitboard to powsurfer, motorcycle, dogsled, and snowmobile, the athletes employ nearly all possible means to chase winter along the Beartooth Pass, the French Alps, New Zealand, British Columbia, and Norway.

“This season, we explore how skiers are shaped by picking up a pair of skis for the first time,” notes Warren Miller’s veteran producer Josh Haskins. “More often than not, it’s family who introduces us to the sport or steers us on the path toward an ongoing passion—be it a ski-bum lifestyle, a professional career, or simply the desire to pass on the same feeling to the next generation. There is a kinship unlike any other in the ski community, and Warren Miller is the elder, bringing generations of skiers and riders together for 68 years, and this year is no different.”

WME will make its annual stop at CWU with its film, “Line of Descent,”  Thursday, Nov. 16 for one screening in the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 for CWU students, $16 for general admission and are available online at Wildcat Tickets, or in person at CWU Outdoor Pursuits & Rentals (OPR) and the Wildcat Shop. All tickets purchased the day of event are $16. There will be a $2 credit card fee on top of the ticket fee applied at the ticket window the night of the film. This $2 charge only applies to credit card sales.

OPR will host festivities before the film. Attendees will enjoy free Red Bull energy drinks, chances for free lift tickets, and other giveaways throughout the night. This is also a great opportunity to run into some of the Northwest’s best skiers and snowboarders who often attend. 

For anyone looking to kick start their winter with a thrill and bring to life their inner adventurer, “Line of Descent” is a can’t miss. Whether attendees are seasoned skiers or snowboarders, or want to get in on the sports for the first time, WME never disappoints. Come by and connect with your favorite ski hill. Share stories of winters past and the stoke for the coming winter!

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