Skiers Declare Their Existence

Two Plank’s 4th ski film is on tour.
Two Plank's Declaration

Reno, Salt Lake, Tempe, Jackson, Bozeman. That’s just a few of the stops coming up for Declaration—the 4th full-length ski film from Two Plank Productions.

The crew from Colorado’s Western State College was all over Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Switzerland, British Columbia, Alaska, Sweden, and Austria to get footage for this one. They’re calling it a 35-minute mix tape of established and upcoming athletes declaring their position in the sport.

Live within driving distance of Denver? No plans this Saturday? Perfect. Two Plank Productions is bringing Declaration to Casselman’s Bar & Venue in the Mile High City. Already got plans? Here’s your chance to cancel them and get yourself excited for ski season.

The show costs $8, plus another $2 to be eligible to win any prizes they give away after the show. The after party also boasts music by Denver’s DJ Shares. Tickets are available online or at the door. Check out the Two Plank Web site for more film dates around the country.


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Hermann Maier GS Pic

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