Snowsports museum to screen ski documentary second time
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What: “Abandoned” screening.
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Colorado Snowsports Museum.
Cost: $15 for museum members, $20 for non-members.
In response to exceptionally strong ticket sales for the first Through the Lens screening of the new ski documentary “Abandoned,” the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum has added a second showing of the film on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the museum.
Limited seating is available for the presentation, and patrons must purchase tickets in advance.
Tickets are priced at $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Beer, wine and appetizers will be served, with reserved seating for members. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.snowsports museum.org or call 970-476-1876.
A film project over two years in the making, “Abandoned” follows a trio of friends on their exploration of three of Colorado’s lost ski areas, focusing mainly on Geneva Basin, Berthoud Pass, and Cuchara Mountain. The film dives into the rich history of each ski area, talking with past owners, ski patrollers and locals, letting their fond memories tell the colorful story of each area.
Following this history lesson, the crew donned their skins and headed up the ski areas the old fashioned way, carving turns between the remains of ski patrol shacks, lift towers and trails of places now left to nature. The film, equally sad and optimistic, investigates the social and economic impact of the ski areas closing on their communities.