Future Retro

Future Retro

In Future Retro, progressive, young female skiers Lexi duPont and Amie Engerbretson journey to the heart of deep-rooted ski culture in Switzerland, and freeskiers Baker Boyd and Victor Major rip the endless peaks of Iceland, using a 1,300-year-old farm as their base camp. Trio of world-class snowboarders Elena Hight, Danny Davis and Nick Russell travel to Antarctica and witness the impact of climate change. 

Legendary skiers Scot Schmidt and Dan and John Egan show a new crop of athletes how they were responsible for the extreme-skiing movement of the ’80s and ’90s, and the next generation of skiers and riders show us what it means to challenge the status quo. From competitive triumph on the road to the podium at the World Cup in Killington to pushing boundaries of big-mountain skiing in Alaska, Future Retro will be that connection—past, present and future.

FEATURED ATHLETE: DANNY DAVIS

 

 

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FEATURED ATHLETE: JACK LOVELY 

 

Don't miss Jack in our 71st film, Future Retro, dropping Fall 2020

FEATURED ATHLETE: Nick Russell 

Name a person who inspires you to be a better rider?

Craig Kelly.

 

Breakfast of champions?

Avocados. 

 

Favorite chairlift and why?

My two feet.

 
Ideal down day?

Rest, soak, stretch.

 
Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why? 

Christopher McCandless/ Alexander Supertramp.

 
Favorite classic ski film and why?
Let it Ride. 
 
How do you think the year 2020 will shape the future of snowboarding?

This year of turbulence will certainly bring us closer to home.

 
Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?

Jones Hovercraft splitboard all day every day.

 
What is your vision for the future of snowboarding?

A more attainable and inclusive community for everyone to get in the mix.

 

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?

Fighting climate change, protection of our Public Lands, Black Lives Matter. 

Don't miss Nick in our 71st film, Future Retro, dropping Fall 2020

FEATURED ATHLETE: JOHN EGAN

 
Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier?

Patrick Vallençant.

  
What would you do if you won the lottery? 

Ski my 7th continent (Africa) with my family, support YES (Youth Enrichment Services) even more, oh and buy Sugarbush.

 

Breakfast of champions?

A breakfast burrito on any first chair.

 
Favorite chairlift and why?

KT-22 (at Squaw). If it was the only chairlift on all of the mountain, I'd still go there, happily.

 
The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)

The Golden Spruce.

 
Ideal down day?

Spending time with my family, my wood stove, my wood shop and my dog.

 
Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?

More animal, less fictions character. A sloth, my wife says I'm the fastest sloth she knows.

 
Favorite classic ski film and why?

Hot Dog. It's hilarious.  

 
Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?

Catching up with old buddies (Scot Schmidt and Tom Day) in places we've skied for decades.

 

How do you think the year 2020 will shape the future of skiing?

I think more people will explore more of nature and strive to protect what we have.

 
Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?

Obermeyer lined flannel shirt/jacket. I wear it all the time. Otherwise my CRF 250 rips.

 

What is your vision for the future of skiing?

More meditation through movement. Feel the turn.

 

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?

YES (Youth Enrichment Services), Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, High Fives Foundation.

 

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Don't miss John in our 71st film, Future Retro, dropping Fall 2020 

FEATURED ATHLETE: Victor Major

 

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier?

Sam Coffey.

 

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I'd probably first quit my job, buy a house, and then I'd like to find a way to help increase access to skiing and the outdoors. 

 

Breakfast of champions?

I like muesli, but can't go wrong with a breakfast burrito.

 

Favorite chairlift and why?

Gold Hill in Telluride because it makes for very fast laps and a ton of vertical. It's got great fall lines and not a bad Hollywood line either.

 

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead.

 

Ideal down day?

Ideal down day is a slow morning with a lot of coffee, then some sort of activity to keep things moving, and time to read or work on projects.

 

Fictitious character you most identify with from a book, movie, etc. and why?

Rango, I always wanted to be a lizard cowboy.

 

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?

One highlight was paddling out into the Arctic Ocean to an empty right-handed point break after a morning of powder and heli-drops.

 

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why? 

On the slopes I've been loving the Head Kore 99, I love skiing pow on fat skis, but I think narrower skis are underrated and are better for most days.

 

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?

Outdoor Afro and American Whitewater. 

 

How do you think the year 2020 will shape the future of skiing?

Every ski influencer will move exclusively to Tik Tok.

 

What is your vision for the future of skiing?

We defeat global warming, all resorts are powered renewably, and all barriers to entering and enjoying the sport fall away. And all skis go back to 200cm+ straight skis.

 

Favorite classic ski film and why?

Yearbook from MSP was one of my favs that I owned. Plus Wendy Fisher gave it to me.

Don't miss Victor in our 71st film, Future Retro, dropping Fall 2020

FEATURED ATHLETE: Maria Lovely 

 

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier?

My brother, Jack - we're always encouraging each other to try harder and go bigger!

 

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Start a heli ski operation and buy a ranch!

 

Breakfast of champions?

Biscuits and gravy.

 

Favorite chairlift and why?

Headwaters Double (at Big Sky). Many of my best days have been had off that old chair!

 

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)

Michelle Parker's interview in The Adventure Stash. Also, if you're looking for a just for fun book I couldn't put Where the Crawdads Sing down. 

 

Ideal down day?

A wood fire, good book, and snuggles from my border collies.

 

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?

Standing on top of the Big Couloir watching the 4 legends (Scot Schmidt, Tom Day, John and Dan Egan) rip it up together. I couldn't stop smiling!

 

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?

My Hestra Ergo Grip gloves! These close fitting, lightweight leather gloves have been the best for snowmobiling.

 
What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?

Tsering's Fund. Their mission is to provide help to the underprivileged in Nepal through private donations. They find deserving children, young women and families in Nepal and help change their lives through educational scholarships, medical care and basic living assistance.

 

What is your vision for the future of skiing?

More girls!

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Don't miss Maria in our 71st film, Future Retro, dropping Fall 2020

Featured Athlete: Tanner Rainville 

  

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier/rider?

WME videographer Tom Day and photographer Brad Holmes (both on location for the PNH shoot for Future Retro). 

 

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Heli ski more often.

 

Breakfast of champions?

Beer.

 

Favorite chairlift and why?

A Ski Doo (snowmobile), because there's never a lift line.

 

The most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this year? (books, podcasts, TV shows)

Market Wizards: Interviews with top traders By Jack D. Schwager.

 

Ideal down day?

On a boat, lake or river.

 

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?

Getting to film with Tom Day and Brad Holmes, I mean come on those two are LEGENDS!! Skiing in AK was pretty decent too.

 

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why? 

Volkl Revolt 121, best skis ever. Also Honey Stinger waffles, best snack ever.

 

What is a cause you care about that you'd love to share with the Warren Miller audience?

Save Bristol Bay - No Pebble Mine!

 

How do you think the year 2020 will shape the future of skiing?

Hopefully for the best, lets just enjoy it.

 

What is your vision for the future of skiing / snowboarding?

Backcountry is the name of the game, but mostly just have fun with your friends and be safe!

 

Favorite classic ski film and why?

Ski Time, Hot Dog, Maltese Flamingo....VHS days.

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Don't miss Tanner in our 71st film, Future Retro, dropping Fall 2020

FEATURED ATHLETE: TOM DAY

 

Name a person who inspires you to be a better skier?

John Egan.

 

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Ski!

 

Breakfast of champions?

Coffee.

 

Favorite chairlift and why?

KT 22 (at Squaw). It's Fast vert, access a variety of challenging terrain, and has constantly changing snow conditions. Makes for a ong ski season. 

 

Ideal down day?

Skiing free without a camera pack.

 

Highlight memory from filming with WME for this year's film?

There are too many to have just one. It's always a gift to capture images in Vermont. Also Kinley Quinn singing a powerful version of "I am Able". And skiing with long time friends (Scot Schmidt and the Egan brothers) in Montana.

 

Gear you are loving right now, on or off the ski slopes, and why?

My RED camera. What beautiful images it can capture.

 

How do you think the year 2020 will shape the future of skiing?

I think the season of 2020 showed us not to take chair lift skiing for granted. In a wisp it was gone. No matter what is thrown at us in the future we will need to work together, public and ski area owners, to make it work.

 

What is your vision for the future of skiing?

What I can't see changing is the thrill of the sport. The freedom of the experience, letting your mind escape for a bit and being totally immersed in the now. As long is there is snow, we will have that.

 

Favorite classic ski film and why?

"Last of the Ski Bums" captured the essence of passionate ski bums, enjoying a season, traveling around the word to experience different mountains and friends.

Don't miss Tom in our 71st film, Future Retro, dropping Fall 2020

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