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Last night I was lucky enough to be at the London premiere of Flow State, Warren Miller's 63rd film — and my favourite to date.
As always with the Warren Miller tour, the whole evening was great fun. There was a drinks reception sponsored by Asahi beer — which went down well — goody bags, that included ski locks, wax and stress balls, and the always popular prizes — featuring a Warren Miller suitcase and a pair of Rossignol world cup skis.
But, you don't want to hear about that, you want to hear about the film.
Flow State is my favourite Warren Miller film to date, the overall feel of the film seems to have changed and the abundance of powder keep the 400 strong crowd wowing and whooping the whole way through. As this is my favourite installation of the film to date, I'm not going to ruin it telling you about the best lines, funniest comments and sickest tricks, as you really need to watch it for yourself.
Warren Miller might not be doing anything ground breaking with Flow State, but the skiing, the snow and the atmosphere of the film are all great — you even get to see narrator Jonny Moseley doing some '80s skiing. There are steeps in Alaska throughout the film, a trip to Stavanger, some Japaneasy powder-filled tree-lined skiing and a fantastic section on Murren.
Watching ski films often make you awe at the impossible, but Flow State has firmly put Murren at the top of my To Ski list, and is a damn site more achievable that heli-skiing in the Tordrillo's!
So, stop reading reviews of the film and go and watch it, if you are lucky there may be a few tickets left to this year's tour!
November 16. 2012 13:45
Aah what a great film! Warren Miller films always capture the mountains in a way that just makes you want to go skiing, truly inspiring. I was chuffed to see the resort of Murren featured - it's not only (arguably) the most scenic resort in the alps, it's got some incredible skiing. If you haven't been... you must go!Definitely a lot more Alaskan footage than in previous years too - watching the pro's nail the perfect lines on the steeps of the Chugatch is always jaw-dropping... Overall a great film, with a lot more humour I think that previous offerings. Now it's time to plan that next ski trip - in the words of the great man Warren Miller himself, "If you don't do it now, you'll be one year older when you do!"
January 29. 2013 05:25
Excellent review. Warren Miller is great! This movie can convince everybody to ski. Beautiful captions and truly an amazing movie.
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