Are you the kind of person who likes to get 3 free lift tickets while watching 2 hours of the most breathtaking skiing and boarding on Earth in the company of a few thousand like-minded snow lovers? If you answered yes to any of these questions then Warren Miller’s Flow Statemight the perfect movie experience for you. This was my first Warren Miller Entertainment experience and it certainly will not be last.
Warren Miller Entertainmenthas traveled the world for over sixty years to create movies of amazing ski and snowboard athletes taking on some of the most beautiful lines that this planet has to offer. Warren Miller Entertainment celebrates the release of each movie by traveling the country to premier it to audiences that are hungry for snow at the beginning of each season. Flow State is Warren Miller Entertainment’s 63rd film.
I entered the Mortensen Hall in Hartford, CT not knowing what to expect but I could instantly tell this was like no other movie that I have been to. Hordes of anxious skiers clad in the latest outdoor fashions, many with beer in hand, were excitedly milling around the box office in anticipation of the epic skiing that they were about to witness. Ski areas, retailers and other vendors lined the hallways with giveaways and contests. Oh yeah and as I entered the building someone handed me a program that contained 3 free lift tickets. I felt like I had been transported to an entirely different world where it was winter all year and that was before the movie even started! I found my seat in the packed theater and settled in to see what these Warren Miller movies were all about.
The auditorium went dark, the music began pumping and suddenly I was in Gridwood, Alaska watching Marcus Caston, Ted Ligety and Phil Meier heli skiing lines that were more dramatic than my imagination had the ability to process. We were then taken to Niseko, Japan to see 3 more athletes take on the kind of powder that I have only dreamed about. We then paid a visit to Colorado, Switzerland, Utah, California, Austria and Norway. Each segment was set to an adrenaline pumping soundtrack as it followed athletes taking on big tricks and even bigger mountains. The image quality was simply mind blowing. I could go on but you just need to see this for yourself. The best part of this experience was seeing how much the athletes truly loved being on the snow. I was certainly able to connect with that passion and this is what got my beyond excited to get my skis in the powder.
Warren Miller films are for people who love the snow. If this describes you then I recommend checking out Warren Miller’s Flow State. Check out the video below to see what I mean:
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