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Winter can't be far away tickets are on sale for the latest Warren Miller ski movie, "Like There's No Tomorrow."
This 62nd annual production of Miller's entertainment company will debut Oct. 14-15 at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. After that, the 240-city fall tour will proceed to Orem (Oct. 18-20), Park City (Oct. 21-22) and Ogden (Oct. 25-27).
Tickets for all shows cost $20.
"We welcome winter with everything we've got," said Max Bervy, the film's director and producer. "Because, while there's always a tomorrow, there are only so many dawns with fresh snow."
As this movie shows in its Utah segment, few places are better for accessing a dawn full of fresh snow than the Wasatch Mountains above the Salt Lake Valley.
"When it is snowing in the city, you know that it is dumping in the mountains … puking," exuded Caroline Gleich, 23, a Salt Lake City resident and Snowbird-sponsored athlete whose favorite "mountain culture slang word" is "stoked."
She is featured along with Salt Lake Valley residents Rachael Burks, Carlo Travarelli, Leo Ahrens, Sam Cohen, Ben Wheeler and former big-mountain skiing world champion Brant Moles.
"Whether you are taking on Big or Little Cottonwood, the Wasatch offers nonstop deep, dry, effortless turns," Bervy said in a news release. "The locals never let a powder day go untouched. Join some of Utah's diehards as they chase Brant Moles down Utah's steepest peaks [producing] lines unimaginable to the average snow rider."
This is the first appearance in a Warren Miller movie for all but Burks, who previously performed in "Playground" (2007) and "Children of Winter" (2008).
For the 2011 movie, Bervy's film crews followed dozens of professional skiers and snowboarders to exotic locations on five continents.
Segments were filmed in India, Norway, Chile and New Zealand as well as Alaska, British Columbia, New Hampshire, Colorado and California. One segment, dubbed "Terrain Transformers," could be from any neighborhood, with boarders and skiers turning tricks on cement staircases, snow-covered rooftops and jungle gyms at schools.
Jonny Moseley, a gold medalist in mogul skiing at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, narrates. The Salt Lake City segment features music by Guvna, Tune-Yards and Explosions in the Sky.
To kick off the world debut, Warren Miller Entertainment and Utah ski industry officials will set up a sponsor village in the courtyard outside Abravanel Hall. Film attendees may meet athletes and win prizes there, including discount or free lift tickets to Utah resorts.
Visit Salt Lake, the convention and visitors bureau, also is sponsoring a post-showing reception for press and ski industry officials.
To see the movie
Salt Lake City • 8 p.m. Oct. 14-15. Buy tickets at Level Nine Sports or ArtTix, 801-355-2787 or http://www.arttix.org.
Orem • 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19, and 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. Oct. 20. Buy tickets at Park's Sportsman or SCERA Center, 801-225-2787 or http://www.scera.org.
Park City • 8 p.m. Oct. 21, and 6 p.m. or 9 p.m., Oct. 22. Buy tickets at Cole Sports or the Eccles Center, 435-655-3114 or http://www.ecclescenter.org.
Ogden • 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27. Buy tickets at Decade Snow and Skate or Peery's Egyptian Theater, 801-689-8700 or http://www.peerysegyptiantheater.com.