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‘Get in on the powder party’ in Beaver Creek

Special to the Daily/Bernhard Rihtzer

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” Talk about a badass. Snowboarding veteran and big-mountain legend Jeremy Jones didn’t let a broken arm stop him from hitting a line in Alaska he’d been dreaming about all year. The first shot in “Ready,” the latest ski/snowboarding film from Absinthe films, features Jones riding with a broken arm. The California resident didn’t even know he’d fractured it until a few days later, he said.

So why should you see “Ready” when there’s plenty of new snow porn out there to get you psyched for the season?

Jones says this movie has the most powder riding he’s ever seen, which really means something considering he has more than 20 action-sports films to his credit. So if you live for the pow, this might be the film to check out.

“Ready” will screen in Beaver Creek tonight at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 and are available for pre-sale through One Track Mind and Billabong and will be available at the door.

Jones took time to answer a few questions for the Vail Daily about his experience filming “Ready.”

Vail Daily: Tell us about your parts in the movie?

Jeremy Jones: It was shot in Turkey, Jackson Hole and Alaska. In Alaska, the weather was horrible while I was up there. The weather broke at the end of my trip. I extended my trip two days and had one of the best days I have had in Alaska.

VD: What was your favorite part about doing this film?

JJ: New Years morning, after 20 straight days of resort powder days, the weather broke and I got to hit a line I had wanted to hit for almost 10 years. Because of the New Years celebration the night before, the backcountry was empty. Other than my two-man crew I saw three other people the whole day and it was one of the best days I have ever seen in Jackson.

VD: Any funny stories that happened while filming?

JJ: My first shot in the movie I am riding with a broken arm. I broke it the run before but did not know it for a few days. The run in the movie I had wanted to hit all year and, even though my arm was killing me, I had to hit that line before leaving Alaska.

VD: How does this film differ from the other ski/snowboard films that mountain towns are being inundated with this time of year?

JJ: This movie has the most powder riding I have seen in a movie. A lot of it comes from a three-day window in Alaska. The conditions were as good as it gets.

VD: What attracted you to this project?

JJ: The last few years I have been really stoked with Absinthe’s movies and riders list. I wanted to get in on the powder party that Absinthe has been throwing for years.

High Life Editor Caramie Schnell can be reached at 970-748-2984 or cschnell@vaildaily.com.

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