Two local resorts are giving the public early access to the mountains this weekend, and people are starting to get very excited about hitting the slopes. However, the relatively warm weather is making it hard for us to get into the winter spirit! With so much sunshine and temperatures up in the 70’s on some days, we can’t really believe that ski season will be in full-swing in one month’s time. Is anybody else having this problem? Sitting around waiting for snow just won’t make the next few weeks race by, so we’ve found a few remedies to keep you entertained and cure you of your lack-of-snow-blues!
Warren Miller Entertainment is bringing their U.S. tour to the Silver Legacy on November 15 with a showing of their latest film, No Turning Back. Warren Miller and his crew have traveled around the world in search of passionate skiers and boarders in pursuit of the ultimate snow day. From Niseko, Japan to the hills in Montana, Warren Miller has used his films to take audiences to some of the most unique and exciting ski destinations in the world, and his films have touched audiences from all over. Producer Josh Haskins says, “Every location we shoot at, from the smallest local hills to the top of Alaska’s Chugach, speaks to skiers and snowboarders because, at the end of the day, all we need are some steep slopes and some snow to cover them.” Warren Miller’s films are a winter tradition, and their premiers signify the start of colder weather and a great ski season. Set in inspiring locations and showcasing athletes such as Rob Kingwill, Seth Wescott, and Ingrid Backstrom, Warren Miller Entertainment always succeeds in getting viewers pumped to hit the mountain. The expo doors are set to open at 6 p.m., and the film will be played in Reno’s Ballroom at the Silver Legacy at 8 p.m. Moviegoers will be able to win ski vacations, prizes, snow gear, and a chance to meet the athletes that are featured in the film. Silver Legacy is also having special room rates for the night for the film to make things easier on those who may be traveling a longer distance to view the film. For lodging information and the discount code, as well as ticket prices go to the Silver Legacy website. [No Turning Back will also be shown at Harrash Tahoe November 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., as well as at Squaw Valley on November 28.]
The week after the Warren Miller film party, Reno Beer Crawl will be holding their second annual Pray For Snow Party on November 22 from 2 – 6 p.m. The crawl will take place in Reno’s Riverwalk District and will be in collaboration with Coalition Snow, Tahoe Blue Vodka, Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company, Whiskey Envy, Bobo’s Ski & Snow, Mt. Rose Ski Resort, and other local businesses. The purpose of this crawl is to gather local snow-lovers to get everybody pumped for winter. Drink discounted seasonal and craft beers and special liquor tastings while meeting fellow skiers and boarders! The crawl will take place in over 15 bars and restaurants within walking distance around Downtown Reno. Crawlers are encouraged to wear costumes and winter attire because there will be a 1980’s winter wear costume contest with hundreds of dollars in prizes! $5 will get you a Reno Beer Crawl glass, a wristband that will give you access to the crawl, and a map to guide you to participating bars and restaurants. An extra dollar will get you 6-ounce samples (that’s nearly half a beer!) at each participating location. Tickets are already available on Reno Beer Crawl’s website and at participating businesses such as Noble Pie, The Jungle, and 5 Star Saloon. Visit Reno Beer Crawl online for a complete list of participating locations and more information.
Homewood Mountain Resort will be hosting a viewing of Level One Production’s new ski fill “Less” on November 23. The film was shot at various locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, France, and Japan. Featured athletes include Magnus Graner, LSM, Tanner Rainville, and more. The screening will take place at Homewood’s South Lodge outside around the fire pit. The film will start at 6 p.m., so it will be chilly, but there will be heat lamps and warm cocktails available to keep you cozy. Before the film, Sierra Avalanche Center will give a presentation about the importance of backcountry safety to inform attendees on what they can do to keep our mountains safe. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and there will be a raffle of sponsor prizes to benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center, including a snowcat trip on the new Homewood Snowcat Adventures. Head over to Homewood’s website to buy your tickets and read more information on the Less premier!