Notes from the Road: Ticket to Ride Event Recap

While you’d probably guess that we’re outside most of the time (and you’d be right), every now and then, we devote a Saturday night to doing something indoors. In this case, hanging out with the likes of Montana’s own Scot Schmidt (the world’s first extreme skier), former U.S. Ski Team member and Big Sky native, Keely Kelleher, and watching the latest Warren Miller ski classic, Ticket To Ride.

The frenetic buzz throughout the Bozeman premiere was a classic example of the frenzy that’s created in a town that is a mere stone’s throw away from world class skiing. The lobby was packed, there were few empty seats in the entire auditorium, and cheers arose every time a shot of Big Sky’s Lone Peak flashed on the screen. 

And, as an added bonus, a family from upstate New York won last year’s Warren Miller ski trip and spent their entire vacation skiing in Yellowstone Country. Part of the night’s film festival included a video of them. Watch it here.

From Montana natives to Montana newbies, from skiers who have already shredded this season to those who haven’t clicked into their bindings in a few years, the crowd was as diverse as it was large. By the end of the film, however, it was clear that they all shared one common passion: The tingly feeling of anticipation for powder season to begin. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Question: Have you ever skied or snowboarded Bridger Bowl, Big Sky, Moonlight Basin or Red Lodge? Tell us about the last time you were there in the comments.