I’ve lived in Colorado twice. From 1995 to 2000 I lived at the foot of the mountains in Colorado Springs, then from 2007 to 2010 I was living in Denver. I enjoyed my time living in Colorado, but I don’t really miss it much. True, the nature was insanely gorgeous and the cost of living was cheaper, but the overall lifestyle wasn’t for me. I needed more action, more fast paced city life, and basically I really missed the DMV. It may not be the best place in the world, but for now until I graduate I’m happy back home in Maryland.
Maryland does have a lot of trees, water, and some beautiful nature in certain regions of the state, but I will admit it’s not the crème de la crème for xtreme sports. I can bet you that you’d never see a Warren Miller film being shot on location here in Maryland. Of course up in the England states that have ski slopes, but you’re not going to see a Warren Miller tour bus on the 495 anytime soon; unless they are coming across country and working their way up North.
Basically the point I’m trying to make is that I love living in Maryland, but I will admit that living in Colorado did turn me onto xtreme sports and Warren Miller films. I never had any real cool friends out in Denver that actually had real friendship beyond class, so I didn’t have the chance to make it up the slopes. The only time I came close was when I was dating a guy and we talked about buying tickets to the Honda Session at Vail. I wanted to go so bad, but then things sort of fizzled out with us. So, instead of complaining I began watching xtreme sports competitions on television and falling in love with Warren Miller. If you don’t know who he is, then let me fill you in briefly. Warren Miller is a director who has made a name for himself with his company, Warren Miller Entertainment, a film company that has produced over 750 sports films featuring skiing and surfing. If you’re big into snowboarding and skiing, then most likely you’ve seen some of his films.
I’ve never been on a snowboard or a set of skis, but I still love watching a Warren Miller film. The cinematography is mind blowing! It takes me back to the days when I used to play games like SSX; pretending to snowboard and ski was always cool in my opinion, so when I wasn’t playing Tony Hawk, then I was hoping on SSX. Maybe one day I’ll head up to the slopes along the Northern East Coast, but for now I can continue to enjoy watching Warren Miller’s annual snowboarding films. Every year he comes out with a full-length film that never ceases to amaze, and this year his film “Like There Is No Tomorrow” looks to be yet another award-winning successful production from the Warren Miller production camp. The film tour is focused on visiting various cities throughout the UK in November & December, while giving snowboarders and skiers around the world a chance to also buy a ticket, compete, and be on camera.
The film is of course not finished yet, but the trailer for the film tour has been released by Nissan X-Trail. From the looks of the footage so far, and from previous Warren Miller films, I can tell this is going to be yet another wonderful winter celebration of xtreme sports. I’m stoked about seeing this film once it’s finally completed and released to the public. But for now I still have so many other Warren Miller films to check out. I mean there are 750, so I’m sure I haven’t seen everything. I may not be hitting the slopes this winter, but I still got mad appreciation for winter sports. Even though I didn’t like Colorado that much and don’t miss it, I can at least say “Thanks Colorado for turning me onto xtreme sports.”
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