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Killington shop hosts ski film

KILLINGTON - Aspen East Ski Shop here recently hosted the town premiere of a film about extreme skiing, snowboarding and other mountain sports on nationwide tour.

Shown at The Summit Lodge, "The Story" was broadcast as part of Ski Channel's Film Tour.

The showing was partially sponsored by Killington's municipal Economic Development and Tourism Department.

Aspen East is an awardwinning ski shop known for its products and services by ski companies nationwide, has hosted numerous local author book signings including Karen Lorentz and Linda Greenlaw, the captain of the sister ship of the Andrea Gail, which was featured in the book and movie 'The Perfect Storm," and Reeve Lindbergh,

the youngest daughter of aviator Charles Lindbergh.

"The Story" is a family-orientated film featuring Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, and XGames star Bobby Brown and was shot on location from Mount Everest, Nepal, Chile, Argentina and the Antarctic Peninsula. The movie takes the viewer on a trip down steep, first-descent slopes and visits to first-class ski resorts such as Deer Valley, Jackson Hole and Mammoth Mountain.

"The film tells the story of incredible people doing incredible things in incredible places," said Steve Bellamy in a recent press release. Bellamy is the CEO of Atonal Sports, which owns the Ski Channel. "The reason we made the film is because the stories of these athletes are so good that they just have to be told.

Such a large portion of skiers give up everything to do what they do. Even though the action in the film is as gnarly as anything you will ever see, it is the stories of these athletes that really captivate me."

Thrilling highlights of epic skiing, snowboarding and river surfing are exhilarating as the film looks into what drives the athletes who devote their lives to the snowy mountains. It is the first film shot for the Ski Channel's first national movie tour.

A second film was then featured titled "Shane and the McConkeys," a documentary about the life of Shane McConkey, a skiing pioneer who died during a wingsuit ski base jump in the Italian Dolomites in the shoot in

2009.

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