Saturday, October 25, 2014

How Exciting Are Your Weekend Plans?

Last night, I attended the latest Warren Miller film, No Turning Back.  Have you ever seen a Warren Miller movie?

Photo of the collector's item magazine I received with my movie ticket
A feature-length Warren Miller film has been produced every year since 1949.  These movies are about extreme skiing and snowboarding, in some of the world's most beautiful snowy terrain.  The skill level of the athletes in the movies is unparalleled. The filming of these mountainside activities is as stunning as the stunts are dangerous.  As we watched the movie, the narration and music of the film was interrupted several times, as the audience oohed, cheered, and clapped in awe.

I am not a risk-taker.  The appeal of these adventures is hard for me to comprehend.  Standing at the top of an insanely perpendicular, rugged mountain slope, with my skis as the the only option for descent, is not a place I would choose to be.

My husband and son have skied down from the top of Lone Peak - I prefer to look up at it from part way down!
A quote from a Warren Miller movie tells us, "If you don't do it this year, you'll be one year older when you do."
I think that is good advice to apply to how I approach a lot of things.  But, I'm pretty certain my future doesn't include imitating any of the skiers or snowboarders I saw last night.

The rest of my weekend plans are pretty tame, by comparison.  How about yours?

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  1. Susan,

    I agree with you; there are certain risks I'm just not going to take. In "No turning back," a group of skiers descends a slope that is at 65 degrees. It's just ... insane. But other scenes in the movie were more intriguing, including the snow dump in Japan.

    I went to see the movie last night. Here's my review: (I came across your site by doing a Google search, wondering if anyone else had written about it. So far, not that I could find.)

    1. Thanks for commenting John - and I am glad that you found my blog! I hope my readers click over to to your blog to see your excellent review of the movie. I enjoyed reading it. Interestingly, our door prizes were different from yours!
      My son was talking about how fun it would be to ski in Japan this morning ...

  2. wow! I am content watching that.... and skiing on very basic simple slopes that feel safe...:)

    1. This is well beyond anything that I would even want to try!!


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