Credit: Nelson James/MeatheadFilms.com.
The crew over at Meathead Films have proven themselves year after year as the kind of "go anywhere," "ride anything," "don't-stop-'til-you-break-something" freeski heroes that ski bums love and adore. Well, 2011 is no different. It's time to pull up a chair, slip on a bib and prepare to feast, because the Meatheads are about to serve up a major helping of stoke to freeskiers everywhere with the release of their 10th annual movie—"Prime Cut".
Simon Thomson cat skiing in Chic Choc Mountains, Quebec. Photo Courtesy of Nelson James/MeatheadFilms.com.
The "Prime Cut" hype has been building steadily thanks in large part to their late summer webisode series dubbed "Prime Cutlets". These tasty teasers showcase behind-the-scenes edit from the making of their feature film, and host a menu of urban, big air and pow hits that leave viewers hungry for more. The crew chased down every east coast storm of the exceptionally unpredictable 2010/2011 season and captured hours of footage as the flakes mapped a global journey.
Photo Courtesy of Nelson James/MeatheadFilms.com.
While sliding rails from Syracuse to Boston, romping through New England backcountry, and gapping rooftops in Portland, Maine and even up to Quebec, the Meatheads never took their focus off the international prize—Japan. After a discouragingly dry February, the team's efforts were rewarded with feet upon feet of Far East freshies. "Prime Cut" is bound to be a delicious edit, grilled to perfection and served with a side of gnar au jus.
College kids love swag. Photo Courtesy of Nelson James/MeatheadFilms.com.
"Prime Cut" Movie Tour Dates
September 30: Burlington, VT / UVM Davis Center - Grand Maple Ballroom
October 8: Berlin, CT / Suburban Sports - Connecticut Cabaret Theater (Rail Jam)
October 8: Carrabassett Valley, ME / Sugarloaf Resort - Widowmaker Lounge
October 13: Orono, ME / University of Maine Orono - DPC Business Building
October 15: Farmington, ME / University of Maine Farmington - Lincoln Auditorium
October 18: Hanover, NH / Dartmouth College - Collis Common Ground
October 20: Durham, NH / University of New Hampshire
October 21: Bethlehem, PA / Stoketoberfest - Ice House
October 21: Minneapolis, MN / Midwest Ski Film Festival - Loring Theater
October 22: Fabius, NY / Toggenburg Film Fest & Rail Jam - Toggenburg Resort
October 27: Clinton, NY / Hamilton College - KJ Auditorium (125)
October 27: Truckee, CA / 50/50 Brewing Company
October 28: Poultney, VT / Green Mountain College - Ackley Auditorium
October 29: Haverhill, MA / American Legion
November 4: Pittsfield, MA / Ski Bousquet Base Lodge
November 11: New York, NY / Snow Film Festival NYC - Tribeca Cinemas
November 12: Amherst, MA / Hampshire College - Main Lecture Hall
November 19: Waitsfield, VT / Big Picture Theater
November 27: Whistler, BC / Longhorn Saloon
December 1: Meriden, CT / AOH Hall
December 2: Glastonbury, CT / Glastonbury High School
December 3: Stowe, VT / 9th Annual Stowe Mountain Film Festival - Spruce Camp Base Lodge
January 3: Carrabassett Valley, ME / Sugarloaf Resort - Widowmaker Lounge
January 14: Fayston, VT / Mad River Glen Base Lodge
February 14: Truxton, NY / Labrador Mountain Base Lodge
More dates to come. More information about the tour is available at www.meatheadfilms.com
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