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Movie/Maker: Impact/Warren Miller Entertainment In a Nutshell: Big budget, remote locations, and an all-star cast.Locales: Colorado; Alaska; Chamonix, France; Bulgaria’s Bansko region; Montana; Davos, Switzerland. Epic Scene: “Warren’s Angels,” a.k.a. Jenn Berg, Ingrid Backstrom, and Charlotte Moats, heliskiing Alaska’s Chugach range-and easily upstaging past and present all-girl trios. Knocks: Showing the NASTAR finals in Park City, Utah, is funny, but not what we’re paying to see.
Movie/Maker: Soul Purpose/Teton Gravity ResearchIn a Nutshell: Jackson’s powder-and-whitewater auteurs drag famous athletes around the globe.Locales: Tulsequah and Mica Creek, B.C.; Corvara, Italy; Mount Elbrus, Russia; Jackson Hole.Epic Scene: Too many to name. Plus, music by Ronnie James Dio, and two hours of extra footage.Knocks: Leave the snowmobile hucks to slednecks.
Movie/Maker: Yearbook /Matchstick ProductionsIn a Nutshell: The storyline revolves around a school, showing that Crested Butte’s MSP has evolved from class clowns to matureprofessors (well, sort of).Locales: Colorado; Courchevel and Chamonix, France; Bella Coola, B.C.; Roldal, Norway.Epic Scene: Shane McConkey hucks 2,000-foot cliff faces on Switzerland’s Eiger, throwing his parachute for a safe landing.Knocks: The school narrative is funny-at times.