2020 Utah Ski and Snowboard Movie Premieres

2020 Utah Ski and Snowboard Movie Premieres

Tele Tony

By Tele Tony \ September 18 2020

Temps are dropping, the leaves are changing colors, and it has already snowed in the Utah mountains. The time to dust off the skis and snowboards is just around the corner (find Utah's opening dates here), but first we need to hop aboard the winter stoke train by watching some 2020 ski and snowboard movie premieres. You'll never be as hyped about tricks you'll probably never try and lines you'll probably never ski as you are right after watching the pros effortlessly throw down in immaculate conditions for supremely talented filmmakers, but that's what preseason excitement is all about! 

The 2020 Utah ski and snowboard movie premiere season looks a little different than in years past due to the ongoing pandemic, but there are some unique opportunities to get together with your friends and get fired up for the upcoming season while remaining socially distant and safe. Respect the time-honored tradition of getting outrageously stoked for winter while still having to wait several agonizing weeks before skiing and snowboarding are feasible. This year we have some film companies hosting premieres at the drive-in and other local venues. We have some hosting virtual premiere events online while others offer creative planners the chance to host their own premieres at home. I recently attended a virtual fundraising event and screening for the Utah Avalanche Center in a buddy's backyard, and it was amazing. It's 2020. Make some lemonade, y'all. We'll update this list as more events are scheduled throughout the fall. 

Drive-In Premieres

A couple of veteran heavy hitters in TGR and Matchstick are hosting drive-in premieres. Hopefully, this catches on and more film companies follow suit, so check back for updates. 

Frozen Ambrosia/1091 Pictures: Tanner Hall Forever
October 1, 8:15 p.m. at South Town Auto Mall parking lot, Sandy. Details Here.

Teton Gravity Research (TGR): Make Believe
September 24, 8 p.m. at the Redwood Drive-In, Salt Lake City

Matchstick Productions: Huck Yeah!
September 18, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Utah Olympic Park Drive-In, Park City
September 20, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Utah Olympic Park Drive-In, Park City
September 25, 6 p.m.  at the Moonbeam Parking Lot, Solitude Mountain Resort

Virtual Premieres

Ski and snowboard movie premieres are getting in on the virtual meeting act, too. Virtual premieres are more than just a streaming feed, with some offering live Q&A's. 

Liars & Thieves, TGR: Purple Mountains
September 16, 6 p.m. on your computer. Followed by Q&A with Jeremy Jones and Josh "Bones" Murphy. Must register to attend.   

Strictly Create: Bermuda
October 27-28, free online premiere for 24-hours only on your computer

Online Releases

Rent a screen and a projector. Drag your TV onto the porch along with an HDMI cable. Do whatever you have to do, but get creative and host your own ski movie premiere! Here are a few of the new 2020 ski films available to stream at your "super-exclusive" premiere this season. 
Level 1 Productions: Nothing
Online Debut October 1 streaming on your computer

Frozen Ambrosia/1091 Pictures: Tanner Hall Forever
Available Online October 6 on your computer via Amazon