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A free-the-heel film showing in Edwards

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily/Kjell Ellefson

“Loyalty,” the only telemark ski movie of the year,” will be shown at Kirby Cosmo’s in Edwards Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.

Produced by Telemark Skier Magazine (TSM) Editor Josh Madsen, “Loyalty” is on a 50 stop nationwide tour stopping in ski towns, universities and metropolitan areas this fall and early winter.

“Loyalty” explores the revolutionary youth telemark movement while also introducing some of the best telemark skiing on the planet. The flick blends appearances from TSM Crew, a first-of-its- kind athlete/content creation team including the likes of JT Robinson and Weston D, along with performances by innovative newcomers like Kate Hourihan, Tony Gill and Dylan Garner.

“This La Nina year made for one of the longest winters I can remember,” Madsen said. “The powder just kept on coming.”

In scenes both on and off-piste, the film showcases the sport’s most avant-garde moves in the deep powder and in the park.

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“One of my favorite days this year was filming Dylan Garner doing tricks in the park that I’ve never seen before,” Madsen said. “It reminds me of how important youth are to the progress of this sport.”

A significant figure in the free-heel scene for over a decade, Madsen is no stranger to big air. He appeared in Warren Miller’s “Higher Ground,” in addition to several of his own releases through his former company, Lipstick Films. “Loyalty” is the fourth film Madsen has produced.

This will be the third annual Telemark Skier Movie Tour making appearances nationwide. In its ninth year of publication, the magazine showcases the diverse “pin head” lifestyle, and will hit newsstands in October with its annual Buyers’ Guide.

“TSM helps tie together the common soul that telemark skiers have always had,” Madsen said.

Watch the official trailer for “Loyalty” at http://www.telemarkskier.com.

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