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Warren Miller’s IMPACT brings action to Auckland

Warren Miller’s IMPACT brings action adventure to Auckland

Celebrate the onset of winter and the thrill of action sports with IMPACT, the 55th annual Warren Miller film, as it plays in Auckland in May.

THE EDGE® presents Warren Miller’s IMPACT at The Civic for three shows only from May 27-29.


Dan Treadway finds some alone time in Cordova, Alaska while filming Warren Miller’s latest movie, Impact. - Athlete: Dan Treadway - Location: Cordova, Alaska - Photographer: Greg Von Doersten.

IMPACT showcases winter sports’ top athletes on the big screen as they travel to fabled and exotic locations around the globe in search of the perfect ride, deepest powder and most daring lines. Each showing of the film is a high energy live event.

Exploring winter since 1949, Warren Miller’s films have inspired people of all ages to keep their snowriding dreams alive, and this year’s annual instalment will not disappoint. For those riders who spend their time in the pipe, park, or backcountry, IMPACT highlights this year’s best athletes, from snowboarders to telemarkers, in terrain you won’t believe. Loyal Warren Miller fans will find all the essential snorkel deep powder, giant cliffs and exotic locales that keep seven–out-of-ten audience members returning annually.

IMPACT features:

A behind-the-scenes look at how Warren Miller Entertainment has evolved, how certain winter elements and action sports have remained the same, and the huge impact the company and the man, have had on the industry.

The involvement of women in skiing and snowboarding – IMPACT features more women than any previous Warren Miller movie, and these 17 women rip. Check out former Olympians Kelly Clark and Hannah Hardaway, big mountain skier Wendy Fisher and freeskiing phenomenon Ingrid Backstrom.

The only people who ski and snowboard better than the athletes in IMPACT are the cameramen shooting them with 10kg cameras and traveling at the same speeds down the same extreme lines. Every year Warren Miller receives thousands of CVs from hopeful skiers, snowboarders, camera operators and the like, who long to land their dream job to film the best athletes on the snow, travel to the most remote locations in the world, and then see it premiere on the big screen. IMPACT offers a peek behind the lens with the men and women living the dream.

More than 71 winter sports athletes including big mountain skiers Jeremy Nobis and Chris Davenport, freeskiing heavy weights CR Johnson and Mark Abma, snowboarders Dave Downing and Hannah Teter and adaptive sit-skier Sarah Will. Discover these athletes' personal stories and what drives them to perform the impressive on-snow feats featured in IMPACT.

Global IMPACT – from dramatic scenes from Wrangell-Saint Elias, Alaska, the largest national park lands in the world, the 9,000 foot mountains of the Bansko ski area in Bulgaria, and the perfect Christmas card cover of Davos, Switzerland, IMPACT is truly a global ski and snowboard adventure.

Along with adrenalin filled action and magnificent scenery, IMPACT delivers a high energy soundtrack on a state-of-the-art digital sound system. Plus every ticket holder receives a two for one lift ticket offer for single day tickets or up to five consecutive days at Mt Hutt Ski Area during 2005 (excluding July 9-24).

The New Zealand tour of IMPACT is presented by THE EDGE® and co-sponsored by Mt Hutt, Colorado Ski Country USA and United Airlines. For more tour information visit warremiller.com.au/nz

Tickets for Warren Miller’s IMPACT at The Civic, THE EDGE®, Auckland from May 27-29 are on sale now. Book at Ticketek 09 307-5000 or online at http://www.ticketek.com .

ENDS

Warren Miller Entertainment® is a business of Time4 Media’s Mountain Sports Media®, based in Boulder, CO. Time4 Media® is a multi-media company whose enterprises include leading magazines, websites, television and radio programming, feature films, and events and exhibitions. Time4 Media is a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. Australasian Representative of Warren Miller Films is Simon Dickie Management (Australasia) Pty Ltd.


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