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Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, Chief screen Warren Miller’s 67th film

Julia Ben-Asher/For Steamboat Today
Jess McMillan skies in Switzerland in Warren Miller's film, "Here, There & Everywhere."
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If you go:

What: Warren Miller’s "Here, There & Everywhere"

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 (doors at 6:30 p.m.); family friendly matinee (no alcohol) 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19

Where: Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

Tickets: sswsc.tix.com

— Jagged mountains reflect in the curve of polarized goggles.

Each of a thousand snowflakes catches sunlight as it sprays outward from beneath a snowboard.

A skier in leopard print belly-flops into the turquoise waters of Steamboat’s own Splashdown Pond Skim.

These are all scenes in “Here, There & Everywhere,” Warren Miller’s 67th film, which screens at the Chief Theater Friday and Saturday as a fundraiser for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.  

If you go:

What: Warren Miller’s “Here, There & Everywhere”

When: 7 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 (doors at 6:30 p.m.); family friendly matinee (no alcohol) 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19

Where: Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave.

Tickets: sswsc.tix.com

“It’s a welcoming of the ski season,” said Winter Sports Club coach Scott Wither, who grew up skiing with the club and raced Alpine on the U.S. Ski Team. “At the beginning of winter is always a Warren Miller film.”

“It’s not just going to see a film; it’s a spectacle,” said Scott Parker, the Chief’s executive director.

Often described as the original ski bum, Warren Miller is a legendary snow sports filmmaker who brought ski and snowboard films into the mainstream and is credited with directing, producing and narrating more than 750 films.

The 92-year-old hasn’t been involved with films by Warren Miller Entertainment in more than a decade but will make an appearance in “Here, There & Everywhere” in on-screen interviews.

The film also features Ingrid Backstrom and Wendy Fisher freeskiing in Crested Butte; Seth Wescott and Rob Kingwill dogsledding in Greenland; and Tyler Ceccanti, Collin Collins and Keith Curtis navigating the backcountry of western Montana.

Jeremy Jones, Jess McMillan, Jonny Moseley and Aaron Blunk also ski into the spotlight. The athletes and crew also roam the slopes of Switzerland, British Columbia, Alaska, Utah, Steamboat Springs and Boston’s Fenway Park.

This event marks the Chief’s fourth consecutive time hosting a Warren Miller film as a fundraiser for the Winter Sports Club. But the partnership between the two organizations can be traced back into the 1930s, when the Chief hosted awards ceremonies for the club, according to Parker.

The Winter Sports Club provides sports programming for about 1,000 athletes annually and aims to develop the “complete” athlete, focusing not only on athletic performance but also on health, character and community membership.

Training is offered in disciplines including Alpine, cross country, freestyle, freeskiing, Nordic combined, special jumping, telemark, snowboard freestyle, Alpine snowboarding, strength and conditioning, cycling and skateboarding.  

To date, the club has trained 88 Olympians representing 12 countries who have made 151 Winter Olympic appearances. According to the organization’s website, the club currently has eight Olympians on staff.

“Fundraisers like this help offset the costs to athletes and keep the club affordable,” Wither said.

Tickets to the event are available at sswsc.tix.com.


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