New ski movie, ‘CLAIM,’ showing in Beaver Creek Friday |

New ski movie, ‘CLAIM,’ showing in Beaver Creek Friday

Special to the Daily/Blake Jorgenson

BEAVER CREEK ” Matchstick Productions’ new release, “CLAIM, The Greatest Ski Movie … EVER!” debuts in Beaver Creek on Friday. The movie, which plays at 7 p.m. and again at 9 p.m., will be shown at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 and available at the Vilar Center box office. The film premiered on Sept. 14 in Whistler B.C., which marked MSP’s 20th ski film release and fourth world premiere hosted by Whistler/Blackcomb.

“CLAIM,” pokes fun at Matchstick Productions and the industry as a whole. Highlights from the film include the introduction of 15-year-old phenom Sean Pettit, early season deep pow with Mark Abma and Matchstick’s return to Alaska over the course of four epic shoots.

Another highlight from the film is a speed riding session in Chamonix, France ” literally a synthesis of paragliding and skiing where skiers skip down sheer mountain faces with the aid of a small paraglider. Matchstick captured this insane new sport with a high-definition, helicopter-mounted camera.

“We have been doing this for over 15 years and we feel like with ‘CLAIM’ we have created a masterpiece. This film is really going to blow some minds,” said executive producer Murray Wais.

“CLAIM” features several longtime MSP all-stars as well as a few newcomers, including Mark Abma, Ingrid Backstrom, Rory Bushfield, Chris Davenport, Simon Dumont, Stian Hagen, Hugo Harrisson, James Heim, Eric Hjorleifson, PK Hunder, CR Johnson, Shane McConkey, Sean Pettit, Chris Rubens, TJ Schiller, Colby West and Jacob Wester.

“CLAIM” was shot in high-definition on location in Whistler, Chamonix, Courmayer, Valdez, Aspen, Chatter Creek and additional destinations worldwide. The Matchstick Movie Tour visits more than 100 locations across the globe this fall, featuring athlete appearances, poster signings, after parties, live entertainment and more. Visit for more information.

What: “CLAIM, The Greatest Ski Movie… EVER!”

When: Friday. Shows are at 7 and 9 p.m.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek

Cost: $15. Tickets are available at the Vilar Center box office.

More information: Call 970-845-TIXS.

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