Ski films galore 

On top of the Rocky Mountain Sherpas’ new film, “The Fine Line: A 16 mm Avalanche Education Film,” making its world premiere here in Whistler tonight, local ski junkies are being treated to yet another high-def movie prior to the season.

“Under the Influence” is the latest offering from Teton Gravity Research (TGR). The 16 mm ski and snowboard film predominantly features the people, places and moments that are integral to the winter sport realm, following the adventures of today’s best riders as they travel the world in search of new territory to conquer.

The Jackson Hole-based TGR crew scoured the top ski destinations for the best locations to shoot this film, eventually setting their sights on Alaskan virgin spines, park jumps at Grand Targhee, pristine pillows and powder in the northwest and Jackson Hole backcountry, and as close to home as Pemberton.

Featured riders include Seth Morrison, Dylan Hood, Jeremy Jones and Kye Peterson. To check out a teaser, visit .

The Rocky Mountain Sherpas’ “The Fine Line” premieres tonight at MY Millennium Place at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., while TGR’s, “Under The Influence” hits the screens at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2.


Gem of an evening


Sea to Sky Community Services Society is celebrating its 30th year of enhancing the lives of individuals and families in the region through support services, and to help mark the occasion, they’re holding a gala event entitled, “Diamonds and Pearls” on Saturday, Oct. 4 at Quest University.

“It’s no mean feat for any organization, particularly a social services organization to be in business for over 30 years,” said Doug DeRuska, resource development officer for the society. “It’s quite a hallmark, given the vagaries of government funding and the things that the society relies on.”

The evening includes a delectable buffet menu prepared by Chef Gregg Van Hierden, featuring an assortment of appetizers, mains and desserts, like baked brie with mango chutney, Spanish paella with seafood and Portuguese sausage, and white chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis.

If the mouth-watering food offerings aren’t enough to entice you to come to the event, the music may be. Mountain FM’s Rob Michaels will emcee the evening, which features live music from 3rd Octave Down and Bluesberry Jam Band, and a silent auction to top everything off.

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