No matter how good your 72-inch flatscreen-3D-LED-plasma-whatever TV looks, there’s nothing that gets your blood pumping like packing into your local theater with a massive crowd of real people (not on Facebook) and watching pro skiers and snowboarders ride lines that the rest of us can only do in our dreams. 

Whether you're a veteran of ski movie events or a newbie, make sure you attend a few this fall. Below are a few of our favorite ski and snowboard filmmakers and key stops of their fall tours. So study up, watch a few trailers, and then go see a ski movie… in person.

Note: full movies have not been released yet. We’ll have more info on the movies when we’ve seen them in their entirety, probably sometime in October.

Warren Miller Entertainment
...Like There’s No Tomorrow

Warren Miller’s 62nd film provides a little something for everyone, with world-class cinematography, comedic interludes and veteran host Jonny Moseley narrating the integrated storylines of top athletes’ powder adventures. This year’s feature film, ...Like There’s No Tomorrow, features athletes including Julia Mancuso, Chris Davenport and Colby West, and locations ranging from Colorado and Utah to New Zealand and Chile. 

Tour:

  • World Premiere: October 14, Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
  • October 20-21: Park West, Chicago, IL
  • October 28: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
  • October 28-29: Sun Valley Opera House, Sun Valley, ID
  • October 28-29: Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO
  • November 2: Capitol Theatre, Yakima, WA
  • November 4: Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA
  • November 8-13: Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
  • November 11-12: Berklee Performing Center, Boston, MA
  • November 16-20: Paramount Theater, Denver, CO
  • December 1-2: Flynn Theatre, Burlington, VT
  • December 3: Fox Theatre, Tucson, AZ

Website: http://www.warrenmiller.com/filmtour2011

Level 1 Productions
After Dark

The always-progressive Level 1 Productions still showcases the most groundbreaking urban stunts, but these days L1P’s movies have as many pillow lines and deep pow turns as triple kink rails. In another great film from Josh Berman, standouts such as Parker White, Ahmet Dadali, Wiley Miller and Tanner Rainville go on a jib trip in Moscow and chase storms in Japan.

Level 1 After Dark Official Trailer from Level 1 on Vimeo.

Tour: 

  • World Premiere: September 9, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO
  • September 14: The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
  • September 17: Evo, Seattle, WA 
  • September 24: Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane, WA
  • October 8: Bagdad Theater & Pub, Portland, OR 
  • October 14: Mountain Square Ballroom, Crested Butte, CO
  • October 20: Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT
  • October 21: The Steamboat Grand, Steamboat, CO
  • November 26: Wealthy Theater, Grand Rapids, MI

Website: http://level1productions.com/category/events/upcoming/

Matchstick Productions 
Attack of La Niña - The Bitch is Back

The fearless Matchstick Productions team regularly presents a deluge of action that spans from park tricks to big Alaskan spines. Attack of La Niña features X-games wonderboy Bobby Brown and MSP’s new superhero, Sean Pettit, during last year’s record-breaking North American powder season.

Tour: 

  • World Premiere: September 17, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
  • September 22: Gothic Theatre, Denver, CO
  • September 29: Park Theatre, Vancouver, BC
  • October 1: Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO
  • October 3: Dolores Winningstad Theatre, Portland, OR
  • October 5: King Cat Theater, Seattle, WA
  • October 7: Resort at Squaw Creek, Squaw Valley, CA
  • October 11: Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, San Francisco, CA
  • October 13: Teton Theater, Jackson, WY
  • October 27: Brattle Theater, Boston, MA
  • October 29: Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY
  • November 2: Dancing Sasquatch, Banff, AB
  • November 12: The Vilar Performing Arts Center, Vail, CO

Website: http://www.skimovie.com/index.php/tour/schedule/

Poor Boyz Productions 
The Grand Bizarre

These guys catch more air and ride more rails than was ever thought possible bt mere mortals. The Grand Bizarre is packed with gravity defying stunts and high flying feats, including the first-ever ski triple cork 1440, and Simon Dumont sessioning a cubed halfpipe at Squaw that has to be seen to be believed. Catch Seth Morrison and Oakley’s The Ordinary Skier as a bonus film on the tour.

Tour: 

  • World Premiere: September 9, King Cat Theater, Seattle, WA
  • September 17: Egyptian Theater, Boise, ID
  • October 4: Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
  • October 6: Salomon HQ, Ogden, UT
  • October 13: The Wilma, Missoula, MT
  • October 21: Newcomb Hall, Charlottesville, VA
  • October 22: Wilda Marsdon Auditorium, Anchorage, AK
  • October 29: Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR
  • November 4: Keystone Base Area, Keystone, CO
  • November 15: The Royale, Boston, MA

Website: http://www.poorboyz.com/tour

Teton Gravity Research 
One For The Road

Jackson Hole’s legendary film crew mixes massive backcountry jumps with some urban shred in exotic locations all over the world. Once again, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Daron Rahlves are cutting big lines in One For The Road, as TGR ventures into Japan, Iceland, the Balkans, France and the western US.

Tour:

  • World Premiere: September 17, Walk Festival Hall, Teton Village, WY
  • September 22: Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, Bozeman, MT
  • September 30: Capitol Theatre, Yakima, WA
  • October 5: Tower Theatre, Bend, OR
  • October 7: Sheraton Ballroom, Steamboat, CO
  • October 14: Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
  • October 14: Mount Baker Theatre, Bellingham, WA
  • October 20: King Cat Theater, Seattle, WA
  • October 27: Dim Mak Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • November 4: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • November 10: Santa Fe Station, Las Vegas, NV
  • November 11: Pioneer Park Centennial Center, Fairbanks, AK
  • November 12: Best Buy Theater, New York, NY

Website: http://www.tetongravity.com/one-for-the-road/tour/

Brain Farm Digital Cinema
The Art of Flight

Three years after Brain Farm’s That’s It; That’s All rocked snowsports with a mind-blowing combination of cinematography, technology and action, the crew is back for a second round with The Art of Flight. The Art of Flight follows Travis Rice, Scotty Lago, John Jackson and friends into remote extremes of Patagonia, Romania and Austria, and Brain Farm will be packing the techiest, most amazing cameras on the planet to capture it all.

Tour:

  • World Premiere: September 7, Beacon Theatre, New York, New York
  • September 10: McCaw Hall, WA
  • September 12: Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, BC
  • September 15: Newmark Theatre, Portland, OR
  • September 18: Resort at Squaw Creek, Squaw Valley, CA
  • September 22: The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
  • September 23: Santy Auditorium, Park City, UT
  • September 24: Center for the Arts, Jackson WY
  • September 27: Elie Calkins Opera House, Denver, CO
  • September 28: Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
  • September 30: Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, CO

Website: http://www.artofflightmovie.com/

Absinthe Films
twel2ve

Long one of snowboarding’s most progressive film companies, the Switzerland’s Absinthe Films provides shred fans with high quality footage of epic backcountry, park and urban stunts to stay true to their “full spectrum snowboarding” code. As indicated by the title, twel2ve showcases Absinthe’s top 12 riders, including Bode Merrill, Annie Boulanger, Dan Brisse and Gigi Rüff. The movie tour also includes YES crews’ new short film, YES. It’s a Movie.

Tour: 

  • US Premiere: August 26, Santy Auditorium, Park City, UT
  • August 27: Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City, UT
  • September 14: Emerson Center, Bozeman, MT
  • September 15: Egyptian Theater, Spokane, WA
  • September 16: Granville 7 Theater, Vancouver, BC
  • September 17: Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR
  • October 22: Tower Theatre, Bend, OR
  • October 27: Victoria Theatre, San Francisco, CA
  • November 3: Centennial Hall, Juneau, AK
  • November 9: Village East Cinema, New York, NY
  • November 17: Esquire Theatre, Denver, CO

Website: http://www.absinthe-films.com/film-tour/usa