Fans turn out for Warren Miller film premiere

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Warren Miller’s newest film, “… Like There’s No Tomorrow,” kicked off on its world tour Friday with a showing in Salt Lake City, with an opportunity for fans to meet Olympic medalists and U.S. skiing champions in the two-hour party before the film that carried over long after the film was done.

The film, which featured local athletes Caroline Gleich, Brant Moles, Leo Ahrens, Carlo Travarelli, Rachael Burks and Ben Wheeler, was a sold-out event and sponsored by skiutah.com. The premier featured more than 25 of the athletes in the film, who spent two hours before the beginning of the show to rub elbows and give out autographs with local fans.

The film is a wonderful work of cinematography that has become the standard for Warren Miller projects. Stunning mountain shots, comedic moments with the cast and more powder snow than the eye can behold are all part of the appeal that Warren Miller Entertainment promises.

Warren Miller films have a “tribal appeal,” according to Kelsey Klevenberg, one of the featured skiers.

“It’s the official way for us to kick off winter,” Klevenberg said.

The crowd comes out to the shows excited for the short nights and frigid temperatures that are only a few weeks away.

“Coming to the world premier all these years as a fan, to now seeing myself in the film, it’s just awesome, really awesome,” Ahrens said.

The world premier was attended by many of the film’s sponsors and helped the crowd go nuts during intermission when free gear was given out to the audience. Fans who attend the Orem showing will also be able to enter into a drawing to receive the grand prize, a trip to Alaska for a week of heli-skiing at the Hotel Alyeska.

There will be a local showing for the next three days at the XanGo Grand Theater at SCERA Center in Orem. Tonight’s and Wednesday’s showings will be at 7:30 p.m., with two showings — at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. — on Thursday.

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