Press Release




Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller's Face of Winter
69th annual winter sports action film releases 2018 U.S. tour dates

Boulder, Colo. – September 14, 2018 – Winter is just around the corner, and Warren Miller Entertainment (WME) is ready to kick off the season with its 69th installment ski and snowboard film, Face of Winter, presented by Volkswagen. The late, great Warren Miller built his legacy capturing the essence of winter magic, and today that legacy launches the start of the ski and snowboard season every year. In the 69th feature film, celebrate the man who became known as the face of winter throughout the industry, and the places and people he influenced along the way.

This year, new and veteran athletes come together to pay tribute to the man who started it all, including Jonny Moseley, Marcus Caston, Seth Wescott, Forrest Jillson, Kaylin Richardson, Dash Longe, Anna Segal, Michael “Bird” Shaffer, and featured athletes of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team, including gold medalist, Jessie Diggins. Watch as they visit some of Warren’s favorite places from Engleberg to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more. 

“The film is for anyone whose life (whether they realize it or not) was impacted by Warren Miller,” says WME Managing Director Andy Hawk. “We are all the face of winter—from the athletes to the audience to the locals in far-off destinations or even at our home mountain. Warren recognized this, and this year’s film celebrates that.”

All fans, young and old, are invited to come together and carry on the tradition of the official kickoff to winter during the 2018 national tour. Film attendees will enjoy lift ticket and gear savings from Warren Miller resort, retail, and other brand partners. And, all moviegoers will be entered to win nightly prizes like swag and ski vacations. Local show dates and times can be found on warrenmiller.com.

Face of Winter, presented by Volkswagen, will premiere worldwide in Portland, Oregon at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on October 12. Screenings will then sweep across the U.S., from the Pacific Northwest to the East Cost from October to December.

Sponsors of the 2018 Warren Miller Tour include Volkswagen, Mount Gay Rum, L.L. Bean, Helly Hansen, Marmot, Switzerland Tourism, Ski Portillo, K2, Black Crows, Marker Dalbello Völkl USA, Blizzard Tecnica, and SKI Magazine.

 

Featured Athletes

Dash Longe | Jim Ryan | Forrest Jillson | Jess McMillan | Simon Hillis | Kaylin Richardson | Dennis Risvoll | Michael “Bird” Shaffer | Camille Jaccoux | Bruno Compagnet | Brennan Metzler | Francesca Pavillard-Cain | Amie Engerbretson | Jonny Moseley | Anna Segal | Kevin Bolger Paddy Caldwell | Sophie Caldwell | Jessie Diggins | Simi Hamilton | Ida Sargent | Marcus Caston Johan Jonsson | Rob Kingwill | Seth Wescott

 

Film Destinations

Alaska | British Columbia | Chamonix | Chile | Iceland | New Zealand | Switzerland | Washington

 

For information on how to host a screening, click here.

Forrest Jillson carves a turn in Denali. PC: Cam McLeod

ABOUT WARREN MILLER ENTERTAINMENT
Warren Miller Entertainment has been a pioneer in action sports cinematography since 1949. Face of Winter is the 69th installment of its feature film library. Warren Miller Entertainment is the leader in snow and adventure sports production, stock footage, event experiences, and four-season content solutions for sponsors, clients, and athletes, and is a division of Active Interest Media, based in Boulder, Colorado.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA), is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, and Tiguan Limited vehicles through more than 650 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

ABOUT ACTIVE INTEREST MEDIA
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media publishes leading consumer magazines such as Yoga Journal, Backpacker, SKI, Vegetarian Times, Sail, American Cowboy, Old House Journal, and more. The company’s five divisions—the Equine Network, Home Group, Healthy Living Group, Marine Group, and Outdoor Group—reach more than 39 million people in 85 countries. AIM also operates thriving B2B platforms, online universities, and retail events. Core competencies include lead generation, marketing services (through its in-house agency, Catapult Creative Labs), and video production. Its businesses include Warren Miller Entertainment, the most successful adventure-film company in history; IDEAFit, the world’s leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals; and AIM Studios, a seven-person unit dedicated to digital video. Active Interest Media’s customers are smart, engaged, and loyal, and they look to our brands for trustworthy information and services that will inspire and enable them to enjoy their passions.

MEDIA CONTACTS

NATIONAL Jessica McGee, Warren Miller Entertainment, 303.253.6300, jmcgee@aimmedia.com
Jessi Hackett, Warren Miller Entertainment, 303.253.6373, jhackett@aimmedia.com

PACIFIC NORTHWEST, ARIZONA, & UTAH Nancy Richter, 206.419.7052, nrichterem@aol.com

ROCKIES & MIDWEST Kate Lessman, 970.333.3395, kate@thinkbigmediapr.com

CALIFORNIA Jessica VanPernis Weaver, 530.448.6981, jessica@jvpcommunications.com
Kate Lessman, 970.333.3395, kate@thinkbigmediapr.com

EAST COAST Michael Collin, 802.496.6082, michael@palemorning.com