No Turning Back – Tahoe Warren Miller Premier

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As the snow begins to fly around the country the feeling of winter is in the air. It arrives right about this time each year…another thing that occurs like clockwork each snow season is the release of the annual Warren Miller ski film! For 2014, it’s Warren Miller No Turning Back. Like any great tradition, it happens every year. Whether or not you agree is a different story.  Like clockwork, Warren Miller No Turning Back played last Friday and Saturday in South Lake Tahoe at Harrah’s Casino.

History Of How Warren Miller Started

This will mark the 65th installment of this classic series.  It all began when filmmaker Warren Miller would show his skiing and surfing films to friends, making jokes about each scene throughout the showing.  That’s when Warren Miller started receiving invitations to show and narrate his films at parties. It occurred to him this hobby might actually be a great business idea. He released his first film in 1950.  It was titled Deep and Light.  In each flick, you are guaranteed great photography, narrative humor and broad appeal.  Warren himself has not been involved with films bearing his name since 2004, but the annual tradition continues.

What To Expect With Warren Miller No Turning Back

Warren Miller - No Turning Back - Final
As it starts Jonny Moseley’s voice is instantly recognizable as from past films. The crowd cheered in excitement for the scene. He dumped in a couple one liners for humor, but it turns out that wouldn’t be necessary. As customary in films by WME the locations and athletes spoke for themselves. You were taken around the globe to locations you would expect and some not so much.  The usual’s were there such as Alaska, Colorado, Japan and France, but some new locations in Norway and Greece stole the show. The film includes the likes of Ingrid Backstrom, Seth Wescott, Sierra Quitiquit, Rob Kingwill, Oystein Aasheim and Tahoe local JT Holmes to name a few.

No Turning Back Takes You To The Edge

Tyler and Josh doing their best to visit the home of the Gods in Greece



It reminds you that sometimes the run isn’t the payoff…sometimes your company or surroundings are enough.  For example, Tyler Ceccanti and Josh Bibby visited Greece and got the opportunity to use horses instead of snowmobiles to get into the backcountry. They were able to check out the culture in the mountains of Greece AND ski Mt Olympus!

As touted Warren Miller No Turning Back kicks off the snow season in style.  Nothing too extreme, but a good overall show for enthusiasts and newcomers alike.  Join the tradition…if it’s been awhile or if this is #65 for you, it’s a great way to bring in the season with family or friends. One thing to note is that attending a Warren Miller film offers moviegoers a chance to win ski vacations, prizes and gear, and opportunities to meet the athletes featured in the film.  Additionally, all attendees gain access to exclusive resort and retail savings from Warren Miller partners with values that cannot be beat.

If you’re looking for the latest ski movie premiere that’s going down for the upcoming year head over to our ski & snowboard movie premiere homepage. Each year, we update it with the newest and hottest films coming out.

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