By Michael Meru
With deeper powder, bigger cliffs, four continents and a tribute to the pioneer of snowboarding, the late Craig Kelly, Warren Miller”s new film “Journey” truly shows riding is not about the destination, it”s about the journey.
“Journey” premiers in Salt Lake City tonight at Abravanel Hall at 6:30 and 9:30 and Saturday night at 6:00 and 9:00.
“This is Warren”s 54th annual film and he”s 78 years young,” said Nancy Richter, media director for Warren Miller films. “As Warren tells his riders, this is going to change your life chuck it all and go play.”
Tonight and Saturday night”s films will have many celebrity guests, including the mohawk man himself, Glen Plake; Utah”s very own Sarah Clemensen and Spencer Wheatley.
The film will show 73 of the world”s best snow sport athletes traveling year round all over the world. Some of the highlight destinations of the film include Utah, Morocco, Canada, Alaska, Switzerland, France, Italy, Chile, Colorado and California, among many others.
“Journey” also includes a tribute to Craig Kelly, one of the men who helped invent and bring the sport of snowboarding to where it is today. Kelly died last season at the age of 36 in an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.
Tickets for the Abravanel Hall shows cost $15 and are on sale at REI, the Capitol Theatre or by calling (801) 355-ARTS, or 1-888-451-ARTS.
Everyone attending the Abravanel Hall showing of “Journey” will receive a voucher for one $25 lift ticket to The Canyons, good through Dec. 19.
“Journey” will also show in The Screening Room at Sundance Resort on Nov. 1, 6 and 13 at 7 and 9:30 each night.
“I”d highly recommend buying advanced tickets,” said Shawna Russell, an activities coordinator at Sundance Resort. “There”s going to be a total of 60 seats per show and they”re selling out fast.”
Russell said the only way to get tickets is through Sundance, Park Sports, or by calling 1-888-913-9559. Each place is only selling 20 tickets per show.
Tickets at Sundance are $14 per showing.