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Ascent To Powder - A New Fernie Ski Film

Thursday • October 20, 2016


Epic snow. Big lines. Vast mountains. A historic town complete with stories & legends. Interesting characters. Passionate people. This is Fernie. Where legendary skiing and snowboarding fuses with real stories from locals, pioneers, ski bums and freeskiers in one of the most classic Rocky Mountain ski towns in North America.

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The now released film, Ascent To Powder – Tale of a Ski Town, brings the Fernie ski story to audiences around the globe via YouTube. The 22-minute film, also released on USA TV Networks, shows off the epic skiing and riding at Fernie Alpine Resort, Island Lake Catskiing and FWA Powder Catskiing and features prominent locals Mark Gallup, Heiko Socher, Dylan Siggers, Andrea Byrne, Ross Janzen, Blair Craig, Kevin Giffin and indie band Shred Kelly. Additional skiers and riders include Nick McNutt, Mikel Witlox, Rob Heule, Ben Ogilvie, Dave Ortlieb and Luca Debari.

“We are super stoked about the release of our new film,” stated Jikke Gyorki, Executive Producer of the film and Executive Officer at Tourism Fernie. “We wanted to tell the story of Fernie as a ski town through passionate locals and their perspectives - while showing off the excellent powder skiing and riding Fernie has to offer.”

Film Release Details:

  • Initial Release: Toronto Snow Show, Ski Television Main Stage Thursday October 13th 6pm EST, and again on Friday at 6pm and 2pm both Saturday & Sunday.
  • On YouTube & Vimeo as of October 13th
  • On USA TV Networks through New Visions Worldwide Distribution.
  • Local Fernie screening at the Vogue Theatre 7pm October 20th. All proceeds to the Fernie Freestyle Club. Apres Film Social event at The Fernie at 8:30pm with an acoustic set by Shred Kelly at 9pm.
  • Ascent to Powder will be screening at the Amsterdam Freeride Film Festival on November 5th and the new Belgium Freeride Film Festival on November 25th


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Media Contacts:

Jikke Gyorki              Ph: 250-423-2037         

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