Saturday, November 24, 2012.
With the winter season approaching, ski and snowboard fanatics await the latest and greatest films that get people stoked for the upcoming ski season. The Grand Rapids Ski Film Fest, presented by Epic Planks, did exactly that!
“Act Natural”, filmed by Toy Soldier Productions, and “Sunny”, filmed by Level 1 Productions, premiered at the Wealthy Theatre in the Grand Rapids, Michigan. The films documented all kinds of urban skiing and snowboarding, as well as some awesome riding all around the world. Epic Planks sponsored the Film Fest, giving away endless amount of free swag; stickers, posters, t-shirts, beanies, and more. Bill and Paul’s Sporthaus, Mountain Hardware, and MiSkiReport also set up an information station, allowing everyone who was there to pick up some free stickers, hang out, and chat before the first movie premiered.
Epic Planks was not the only giver of free swag. Some other awesome prizes from the free raffle included free Cannonsburg Ski Area lift tickets, Dye Snow Goggles, backpacks, hats, and beanies from Mountain Hardware, tees from LOH and MiSkiReport, discounted lift tickets to Shanty Creek Ski Resort and Caberfae Ski Resort, 24 square feet of mSnow (accompanied by some mWax) and so much more to get people hyped for the snow! Two awesome ski films, accompanied with a little beer, awesome friends, and free swag, always starts the season out right.
Words and Photos by Brittany Waldron.