In hopes of building up excitement for ski season, the Apex Ski Club will be hosting a special viewing night for Warren Miller’s newest film. Daymaker is the 73rd annual film, with shooting locations from British Columbia’s Monashees to Greece’s Olympus Range and Alaska.
Jorgen Anderson, the Apex Ski Club Head Coach, said that after a couple of years of pandemic absence, he’s looking forward to hosting the tradition again.
“It’s like a rite of passage going to these movies. As a skier, and as a little kid, we all went. You would just be so excited because it was as soon as you saw Warren Miller coming out and the movie was coming to your town, that meant that the snow would be close,” he said.
“I think what makes Warren Miller special is he was the first one to do these ski movies.”
The film will be shown on Nov. 10 at Penticton’s Cleland Theatre, with a couple of local businesses set up in the lobby, including neighbourhood brewing.
Apex Mountain Resort GM James Shalman will be the emcee for the evening.
“It was always a part of Apex as a part of the preseason, the build-up to getting excited about the season and now that it’s been absent for a couple of years, I’m hoping that people are excited to get out and be gathered with a bunch of other skiers and people that have the same lifestyle, and old and young,” Anderson added.
Tickets are $20 and are being sold in select stores: ONE Boardshop, Penticton Freeride Boardshop, Neighbourhood Brewing and Ad hoc ahead of the event.
Proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards the Apex Ski Club.