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My halftime show of choice: Ski films.

Posted by Dan Egan  January 31, 2013 08:51 PM

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My perfect Super Bowl halftime show is a good ski or snowboard flick. So flip off the commercials and switch over to deep powder, big cliff drops and cool locations. And if your looking for some new films, consider this a recommendation for a few films touring New England.


The Banff Mountain Film Festival is touring and comes to Somerville later in February. This week it's in Maine and then in Portsmouth, NH on Feb. 13. Check out the trailer.

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As always, there is a great mix of films in this three-hour presentation. Skiing has not typically been included, but this year there is an amazing ski film, "Unicorn Sashimi," (from Japan) that is partially shot at night in deep, deep powder. The slow motion is amazing.

My favorite films were "Crossing the Ice" and "Real Rock 7," which feature free climber Alex Honnold, Moon Walk and Gimp Monkeys.

Also, Greg Stump is back with his long awaited release of "Legend of to Aahh’s."

Don’t miss this film! It has a limited New England run, but this week it's in Plymouth NH at the Flying Monkey Theater on Feb. 8.

Twenty five years after unleashing the award winning ski film “Blizzard Of Aahhh’s” upon the world, Greg Stump (who has a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Ski History Association, is in the Maine State Ski Hall of Fame, and was named one of the 25 most influential people in skiing by Skiing magazine) returns to the ski film genre with “Legend Of Aahhh’s.”

After 15 years working the Hollywood scene directing commercials, including Disney’s 2001 Tony Hawk Super Bowl spot, as well as music videos for Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson and Promise Of The Real, Seal, Art Of Noise, Dinosaur Jr., and The Beach Boys, Greg Stump is back to skiing.

According to the trailer, "through a semi-autobiographical approach, Greg explores the history of the ski film and how these films influenced big mountain skiing… and pop culture with the birth of the extreme sports movement," following the release of “Blizzard Of Aahhh’s” in 1988 and Glen Plake and Scot Schmidt’s pivotal appearance on NBC’s Today Show, where the word and concept of “extreme” exploded into the consciousness of mainstream America.

"Legend of Aahhh's" features interviews with Warren Miller, Dick Barrymore, Otto Lang, John Jay, Klaus Obermeyer, and the skiing of Scot Schmidt, Glen Plake, Mike Hattrup, Lynne Wieland, and many more. It also has an an amazing soundtrack.

So, while the world is looking at television ads during half time, I’ll be popping in my favorite ski films this weekend and planning my next trip to the theater to see new ones.

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Edging The Xtreme with Dan Egan focuses on the hip and happenings of the extreme sports world, with exclusive interviews with regional, national and international athletes in the world of skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing and so much more.

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Dan Egan thrives on action and has been at the forefront of the extreme sports scene since the mid 1980s. As a pro athlete, Egan pioneered extreme skiing and the extreme sports industry. He has led adventure trips around the world from the Alps to the Arctic. His company runs camps and clinics across North America, Europe and South America. Dan Egan is a writer, world- renowned extreme skiing pioneer and an award-winning and Emmy nominated media producer.
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