Hood River, Oregon
On Thursday night I went to see the latest Warren Miller movie in Hood River. I’m not a ski bum, so I’d never even heard of Warren Miller before, and wondered how on earth it could be possible to produce a full length feature film purely about skiing.
I was blown away. I had no idea you could take a human being and two skis and come up with so many variations and permutations – the aerobatic stunts were just breathtaking. But even more amazing were the shots of people skiing in pristine wildernesses, down impossibly steep slopes and over sharp drops. They were really pushing the boundaries.
The problem here, of course, is that there’s only one way to know when you’ve pushed the boundary too far. And that tends to be the last mistake you ever make.