SOLITAIRE, Sweetgrass Productions Teases Us Into Winter

Post by blogger | August 3, 2011      

Nick Waggoner, exclusive to

What is summer? Is that when everything gets green, women wear sun dresses, and you drink a lot of beer? Well I’m pretty sure you follow that up with a ski movie. I mean, call us crazy, but even guys who live for that afternoon mug of cold suds and still stutter at the sight of a woman in her summer outfit — we’ve got our breaking point. Come August, we fiend for la neige, the white winter bounty, backcountry skiing, coldsmoke, pow — THE GOODS.

That’s where Sweetgrass comes in– to get you back onto the couch after all that time you’ve had to play outside all in the name of getting you excited to get back OFF that couch, to go ski and have the sickest, most insane, committed winter of your life; to shred harder than you’ve ever shredded, to hike faster, go farther. Or to hike slower, to take more deep breaths when you’re backcountry skiing, and to remember that snow falls the same way in the Catskills as it does in Aspen and Chamonix: down; as frozen water you can slide on.

Point is, once you get past those distracting dresses, summer’s a good time to think about what you want from the winter ahead. Snow accumulates in September in some years in Colorado, and with fall around the corner, we’re stoked to present you with our latest cinematic effort: SOLITAIRE, a two year epic of bleached bones and abandoned shacks shot entirely in South America.

The Sweetgrass Bus will be screaming down the highway again this fall, painting towns yellow from coast to coast, throughout Japan, and on the old continent where spandex still reigns supreme. If you call Colorado home, or if you feel like stopping in, come catch the WORLD PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 15th at the GOTHIC THEATER in DENVER, COLORADO. For full SOLITAIRE film tour dates and other preview clips, check out


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12 Responses to “SOLITAIRE, Sweetgrass Productions Teases Us Into Winter”

  1. Brian August 3rd, 2011 9:33 am

    That. Looks. SICK!

  2. Erik August 3rd, 2011 11:14 am

    Also, check out the “Road to Solitaire” short films at the Sweetgrass Productions website. They have released four shorts and they are all worth watching a few time.

  3. Nick August 3rd, 2011 11:23 am

    Erik, thanks for passing on the word about ON THE ROAD.
    We just launched a new page for Solitaire with some new art, and all the episodes are there:

  4. Zeb August 3rd, 2011 12:02 pm

    Do you know if the film will come to New York City? It’s not posted on the site.

  5. Nick August 3rd, 2011 12:11 pm

    Hey Zeb, I’m born and raised in NYC, so you bet the film is coming back there. Mid December most likely…

  6. Zeb August 3rd, 2011 2:13 pm

    Thanks Nick. Can I send you an email off-line? I’d love to find out when the film will be in New York.

  7. Nick August 3rd, 2011 2:51 pm

    Zeb, no problem.

  8. Shail Casey August 3rd, 2011 4:46 pm

    Coming to B.C at all? How ’bout iTunes??!

  9. Nick August 3rd, 2011 5:20 pm

    Hey Shail, we’ve got shows in Nelson, Vancouver, Whistler, and Revelstoke. Wouldn’t skip over BC. No way no how!

  10. Patrick McIntosh August 4th, 2011 12:38 am

    Killer flick. We are near Tahoe. Not sure if we will see it but, cool teaser. We can still hike some north-facing backcountry out here. Like the site!

  11. Caleb Wray August 4th, 2011 10:48 am

    Nick, I appreciate that you have brought so much soul back to ski movies. For too long it’s been about adrenaline filled “i’m better than you” clips. 99% of us that do this often, do it for the soul, the way it makes us feel about life, the moment, and ourselves. You capture that. Appreciated.

  12. Brian August 4th, 2011 11:05 am

    Nick, what’s the plan for Fort Collins? New Belgium?

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