The Flow State is a special state of mind achieved when a skier or snowboarder becomes one with the mountain. It is the feeling every athlete seeks when setting out for the slopes, but is only found in the most perfect circumstances.
It is this journey that has inspired this year’s Warren Miller Entertainment film, Flow State. Host Jonny Moseley is joined in the film with other athletes such as Colby West, Jess McMillian, Ted Ligety, Julian Carr and David Wise for incredible action on mountains from all around the world. This year’s film was shot on location in Norway, Japan, Austria, Utah and Alaska.
The trailer posted on skinet.com promises dizzying shots of these athletes in extreme environments, doing breathtaking tricks and seeking the ultimate snow experience. Meanwhile, the film and the participants are experiencing the beauty of the cultures of these mountain locales.
In addition to focusing on the connection between mind and mountain, Flow State also highlights the integral aspect of environment on both the mountain and the athlete. The feel of the air, the moisture, the condition of the snow, the trees and surrounding Nature, all contribute to the skiers/snowboarder’s ability to really find their metal zone.
Warren Miller founded Warren Miller Entertainment, in 1949 with the first film of what became an annual tradition. Through his films Miller sought to highlight adventure in skiing, snowboarding and surfing. Although Miller himself in no longer involved in the creative process of Warren Miller Entertainment, the company has continued his original vision of highlighting adventure and presenting the beauty and breathtaking experiences found on the mountains and in the snow. These films are always exciting, breathtaking and original in their content.
As a preview of the rapidly approaching ski season, Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House will host this year’s film on November 1st, in two showings at 6p.m. and 9p.m. Flow State will set the tone and prepare skiers’ and snowboarders’ minds for their own search for the Flow State.
The entire month of November is a countdown to the ski/snowboard season and Opening Day of Aspen and Snowmass Mountain on November 22nd. A November first showing of Flow State could not be timed more perfectly, as a day one countdown to the 22nd. Inspirational skiing and snowboarding of the caliber seen in this film is the perfect way to countdown to Opening Day.
The first few snows of the season dusted the mountains in late September, with more substantial snows falling in early October raising hopes in town for a wetter, snowier winter. In these weeks while the mountain builds its base, residents of Aspen and Snowmass are setting the foundations for their own season. Beyond prepping equipment and shopping for new gear, they too are prepping their mental state for the moment when the lifts open, and they too can seek their own Flow State.
Before the lifts open, head on up to Aspen/Snowmass Village to see homes, condos and investment properties right in the heart of the mountains, where the journey to Flow State begins. Click here to see the newest listings now!