The recent cloudy, windy afternoons and crisp cold evenings have awakened the sleeping bear of desire. The ski and board shops on Century Drive are restocked with the year's new gear and dumping their old inventory in Labor Day sales. Just around the corner are morning frosts and early season storms.
Waking from dreams of pillowy lines, floating through pines, up to your chest in cold smoke to the realization that your alpine fantasies will go another two months unfulfilled can drive a mountain addict mad. With only the scouring of pages in buyer's guides and tracking low-pressure systems that might bring the fall's first mountain snow to raise our spirits, we take comfort in the winter's milestones. The bundled up mornings, the ski swap and the ever-approaching season pass deal deadline hold us over the post-summer lull.
If the powder bug has bitten, take a break from relentlessly tuning and waxing the old gear or lovingly caressing your new reverse camber, progressive side-cut super shred machines to join the Rage Films crew for their premiere of Pretty Good at the Tower Theatre.
Pretty Good is peppered with the usual big powder jumps and rails we have come to expect from Rage, along with the jib lines, giant European snow sculpture jumps and the occasional artistic interlude. The 12th film for the crew has all the hallmarks of their past successes with clever editing and dynamic shots. Although with fewer big mountain lines than in years past, Pretty Good has enough deep stuff from Utah, Europe and our own backyard to prime the pump of any seasoned skier or snowboarder. The crew spent more time at specific locations this past season to ensure the maximum level of awesome was attained, everything was hit and everyone went home with new tricks in the bag. The film screams fun, and from the hilarious opening credits, the tone is set for a movie that doesn't take itself too seriously, but seriously takes skiing to another level.
Rage Films Presents Pretty Good
7pm and 9pm Saturday, September 12. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $10.
9pm show is 21 and up.