Ride:  A Winter Ski and Travel Film will be presented at no charge on Wednesday, Dec. 4, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Colby Community College Cultural Arts Center.  

Documentary to boost Food Bank supplies in Colby

Mon Dec 2, 2013 at 09:00 AM

Ride:  A Winter Ski and Travel Film will be presented at no charge on Wednesday, Dec. 4, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Colby Community College Cultural Arts Center. 

“We have secured about $450 in door prizes for the documentary this Wednesday,” said CCC instructor Ryan Hale.  “We’ll have drawings for Pizza Hut pizzas, Starbucks coffee, an iPod, ITunes gift cards, a CCC hoodie, an Under Amour hoodie, Quiznos subs, 20 free games of bowling, and 10 free pizzas and drinks at the Colby Bowl.  Everyone who attends is asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the local food bank.  Last year we collected a trunk load of items for Genesis Thomas County.”

The film includes footage from around the world of skiers and snowboarders skiing and riding terrain in France, Italy, Canada and Greenland as well as resorts in Jackson Hole, Keystone and Steamboat Springs.

“This is skiing and snowboarding like you’ve never seen,” said CCC instructor Ryan Hale.  “These athletes drop out of helicopters to ride down glaciers in Alaska.  There are unimaginable inclines, super speeds, heart-stopping avalanches and gorgeous scenery.”

The film includes footage in the Midwest with the Schrab brothers as they build a giant ski jump in their pasture using materials they’ve scrounged up, a homemade snow-making machine and a ski lift that runs off an old Nissan truck.

Viewers will watch the Nissan Outlaw Moguls Team in Vail, Colo., as they prepare for international competition.  In addition, footage of Steamboat Springs, Colo., a town that has produced more Winter Olympians than any other town in the United States, includes future Olympians as they learn to ski and ski jump.  There is also footage of a ride to the high country on a multi-day back country trip.

Russia is featured as the pros ski at an old resort that has been a ghost town since the Cold War days of the Soviet Union.  Communist Party members once vacationed there.  It sat idle and rusting until being rediscovered by these American skiers.

For more information, contact Hale at 460-5544 or email ryan.hale@colbycc.edu.