Vernon’s Josh Bibby catches some air while backcountry skiing in Montana for the latest Warren Miller film

Ski club hosting Warren Miller film

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased Saturday at the Vernon Ski Club Ski Swap

The Vernon Ski Club is not only preparing for its annual Ski Swap this weekend, on Nov. 14 it celebrates the beginning of the ski season with the screening  of the latest Warren Miller film.

Ticket to Ride is Miller’s 64th ski and snowboard film. It explores the close relationship between humans and our vast natural environment, as the sport’s best skiers and snowboarders take an action-packed journey across the globe to shed light on the significance of being aware of your surroundings.

Hosted by U.S. ski team member Jonny Moseley, the film features a number of Olympians and world-class athletes, including one familiar face to these parts.

In the film, Vernon-raised professional skier Josh Bibby, now based in Whistler, can be seen smashing snow ghosts in the backcountry of Montana with American skier Tyler Ceccanti.

A competitive freeskier who trained at Silver Star Mountain, Bibby is now focusing the majority of his time skiing in the backcountry and working with the industry’s leading photographers and cinematographers.

“This past season was an outstanding season for myself,” he says on his website. “I was able to film with Level 1 Productions, Poor Boyz and Warren Miller Entertainment, all leaders in the ski film industry.”

In Ticket To Ride, Bibby joins the likes of World Cup champions and Olympians Seth Westcott and Ted Ligety, legendary ski mountaineer Chris Davenport, and young freeskiers Colby West and Sean Pettit. Gretchen Bleiler hits the pipe in Aspen.

The film was shot on Iceland’s Troll Peninsula, the fjords of Greenland, the Alaskan Tordirllos, Montana’s Big Sky country, Switzerland’s Mt. Eiger and Norway’s Alesund region.

Warren Miller’s Ticket To Ride premieres in Vernon at the Towne Cinema Nov. 14. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film shows at 6:50 p.m.

“Film attendees have a chance to win exciting prizes, meet local athletes and get access to exclusive, high-value savings from film tour partners,” said John Armstrong, Vernon Ski Club program director.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased Saturday at the Vernon Ski Club Ski Swap at the Vernon Recreation Complex, from the club at, Vernon ski shops, or at the door.


Just Posted

Vernon eco-friendly home tour builds support for students

Canadian Federation of University Women host fifth annual fundraiser

Westwold stars in thriller film

Beyond the Woods set to release in June 2019

Fire destroys pickup: Vernon Fire Rescue

A vehicle is a total write off after a late night fire, the Fire Department says

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Rainy days ahead

Rain in the forecast until Wednesday

Hitting the trails with Vernon’s Bush Babes and Bros

Dawna Jodoin’s love of trail running has led to a booming Vernon business

VIDEO: Fire contained to garage beside East Kelowna house

Garage is fully involved, say firefighters

Big White Fire Department raises more than $100,000 for new cross walks

The annual Rooftop Campout helped raised funds over the weekend

Total hogwash: Mr. Banks gives Okanagan cars a piggy polish

Mr. Banks, who lives on the Critteraid farm in the Okanagan, was offering the service on the weekend

Kamloops chamber of commerce director let go after controversial Facebook posts

Facebook account had derogatory comments about Muslims, Justin Trudeau

Kokanee swimmers leave mark on provincials

Eleven Vernon swimmers were in Kamloops for the competition

B.C. RCMP officer cleared after Taser incident seriously injures woman

Woman with knives refused to comply with orders therefore officer used appropriate level of force

Letter: Technology, not govt, reason for costly vehicle repairs

In regards to the full page ad, written and signed by David… Continue reading

‘Bikinishe’ swimwear retailer prompts Better Business Bureau warning

Watchdog has gotten dozens of complaints about company, which has been using fake Vancouver address

Letter: More public involvement key to swaying council

Unless more people attend council meetings, little will change letter writer says

Most Read