“Smell that? Winter’s coming.”
To appease the snow gods and ensure major dumpage this winter, it is wise to engage in snow-related rituals. Such ceremonies are conducted in the presence of fellow snow aficionados and often include (but are not limited to): perfecting snow dances, burning old ski gear, drinking peppermint schnapps out of a shot ski or attending the latest video premier.
And with the first of three Park City ski resorts opening this weekend, this couldn’t be a more imperative time to make Ullr happy.
As a sacrament to the upcoming winter season, the Park City Film Series will host a special, one-day screening of Aspen Extreme at the Jim Santy Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 21.
Current and reformed ski bums will be in attendance while the cult-classic flick narrates the tale of ski bum heroes T.J. Burke and Dexter Rutecki and their quest to “live the dream” in Aspen, Colo. It’s got all the elements of a ridiculously brilliant ski town storyline—adventure, romance, friendship, beer, ugly sweaters, powder days and avalanches—or at least as brilliant as the year 1993 ever was.
Like most '90s-era celebrations, appropriate costumes are encouraged. Don your most exceptional '80s or '90s ski outfit and score a $100 gift card to Aloha Ski & Snowboard Rentals.
Aspen Extreme is rated PG-13, and tickets are $5 at the door. All proceeds will go toward Niños on Skis, a local non-profit that teaches children of immigrant families how to ski. Show starts at 7 p.m.
The Jim Santy Auditorium
1255 Park Ave, Park City