Rage Films' "Such is Life" Premieres at Squaw on Sept. 20


Squaw Valley USA

- According to the calendar it's still summer, but as the days in Tahoe become shorter and the temperatures colder, skiers and riders begin to feel the itch. Lucky for them, ski and snowboard film premiere season has begun. And for anyone wishing they could fast-forward to winter, the much anticipated '08 ski movie release from Rage Films,

Such Is Life

premieres at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley USA on September 20, 2008.

It takes the Earth 24 hours to rotate around its axis, 7 rotations in a week, and 365 spins to make a ski film. The making of a ski film is not a hobby for Rage, but a way of life. Their talented group of athletes train year-round, work odd jobs, and dream throughout the off-season of what the upcoming season will bring. The filming season begins at the first sighting of snowflakes in November and comes to conclusion with the summer heat waves mid June. In 2008, Rage Films witnessed an unbelievable year that was unsurpassed by others as Rage won award after award, including Best Core Film at X-Dance and Best Film at IF3. Epic amounts of snow yielded huge jumps, gnarly lines and exploratory trips around the world. Athletes threw tricks they have never done before, break through performances were caught on film, and some just learned how to travel with dependents (even if it was a ferret), but most importantly, the ante was upped for progressive skiing and cinematography. This is a reflection on the dedication, perseverance, loyalty, and excitement the crew works for all year. Such is life.

Shot on location at Points North Heli in Cordova, Alaska, Europe, Colorado, Utah, Oregon and California,

Such Is Life

features a perfect mix of epic big mountain and park skiing. Tahoe locals will enjoy terrain park segments shot last spring in Squaw Valley USA's Mainline Park.

Ski buffs can look forward to watching the Squaw Valley premiere of 'Such is Life' alongside some of its athletes. As it happens,

Such Is Life

stars Squaw Valley USA's Tom Wayes, Jessica Sobolowski, Cody Townsend and Jamie Burge. Other world-class skiers featured include Kyle Cooley, Ian Cosco, Dylan Natale, Richard Permin, Mark Dvorak, Mike Mertion, AJ Burton, LJ Strenio, Gus Kenworthy, Derek Spong, David Lesh, Ashley Battersby, Taylor Felton, Nico Zacek, Corey Felton, Elyse Saugstad (Squaw local), Lynsey Dyer, Ryan Oakden and others.

The premiere of Rage Films'

Such Is Life

is set for Saturday, September 20 at Olympic Village Lodge (located past the old fire station in Squaw). Doors open at 7 pm with an 8 pm show time. Tickets are $10 at the door and all ages are welcome! The teaser for

Such Is Life

can be viewed at



Other ski and snowboard films scheduled to premiere at the Olympic Village Lodge this fall include Matchstick Production's


on October 4 and Forum's

Forum or Against'em

on October 31. A complete list of movie premieres and events at Squaw Valley USA is available at


www.squaw.com or by calling 530-583-6985.


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