Our talented colleagues down the hall at Warren Miller Entertainment just shared the trailer for their 72nd film, and man has it got us jonesing for winter. The new movie, titled “Winter Starts Now,” is packed with the type of ski and snowboard action that WME is known for, and despite the fact that film crews couldn’t travel the globe last winter, they didn’t hold back when it came to serving up the massive winter stoke filmgoers have come to expect.
“Winter Starts Now” was filmed entirely in the U.S. for the first time in many years due to pandemic travel restrictions, a component that the crew embraced as a chance to dig in and show moviegoers the different shades and flavors of ski and snowboard culture that can be found around the country.
Connery Lundin is in his element during the heli-skiing portion of his Alaska segment for “Winter Starts Now.” Photo: Matt Hardy
With 12 segments shot in Montana, Colorado, California, Idaho, Maine, and more, “Winter Starts Now” takes viewers on a Rocky Mountain road trip, speed riding at Solitude, Utah with JT Holmes, and into the bumps at Squaw Alpine with Olympian and film narrator Jonny Moseley. Alaska figures into the film twice, once with WME favorites Marcus Caston and Connery Lundin on a dual boat/heli adventure and next with adaptive athletes Vasu Sojitra and Pete McAfee as they tackle the first-ever ski descent of Denali.
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But one of our favorite segments was filmed on the slopes of Aspen Snowmass in conjunction with the National Brotherhood of Skiers with four young Black aspiring ski racers who are determined to ski at the highest levels of competition. Follow 14-year-old Jayna Davis and the Rivers triplets, Henri, Henniyah, and Helaina, also 14, as they work to transform the ski racing landscape into a more colorful one.