Sunday, October 30, 2005

Take a trip to Higher Ground at the Algonquin Theatre, November 19

One of the first signs of winter for skiers and snowboarders across North America is the annual feature-length winter adventure film from Warren Miller. On Saturday, November 19, at 8 pm, Algonquin Outfitters is hosting this year's epic, Higher Ground, on the first-ever tour of a Warren Miller production in high-definition video. With screenings often running for one night only, Warren Miller films have drawn a dedicated band of followers with hundreds of thousands attending each year.

For a dedicated band of the world's most acclaimed winter sports athletes, the sport that is all about going downhill keeps reaching new heights. Warren Miller's Higher Ground chronicles skiers and snowboarders in their never ending search for new and thrilling ways to ride the snow. Crisscrossing the globe, hitting the steeps of Alaska, terrain parks in Colorado, deep powder in British Columbia and cliffs in Switzerland, Warren Miller's Higher Ground brings skiing and snowboarding to life on the big screen as no other action sports film has done before.

"Skiers and snowboarders constantly stretch and push limits; physical, emotional and gravitational," said Max Bervy, Higher Ground's Producer/Director. "To achieve Higher Ground we set out to capture a select group of individuals in amazing locations, pushing their athletic boundaries. For mountaineer Dave Barlia it meant flying 10 feet off the ground, at 130 miles per hour, while wearing his winged suit on the slopes of Chamonix, France. For World Cup mogul champion and Olympic Gold Medal favorite Jeremy Bloom, 'it was a life changing experience,' when we invited him to heli-ski for the first time in the wild backcountry terrain of British Columbia."

Part action/adventure, part documentary, Warren Miller's Higher Ground also features legendary athletes such as big mountain skiers Jeremy Nobis and Seth Morrison, Ski-BASE jumping innovator Shane McConkey and the sport's hot-dogging icon, Glen Plake, as well as up and coming stars like five-year-old phenom Bridger Gile.

Along with adrenaline-filled action and magnificent scenery, Higher Ground delivers a high-energy soundtrack on a state-of-the-art digital sound system. The national tour of Higher Ground is presented by Jeep® and co-sponsored by Travel Alberta and

Take a trip to Higher Ground with Algonquin Outfitters on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8 pm, at the Algonquin Theatre. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for students. Tickets are available at the Algonquin Theatre box office at 37 Main St. E., on-line or by calling the box office at (705) 789-4975 or 1-888-696-4255, ext. 2352.

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