Steep the Movie — Has Been Seen

Post by blogger | April 30, 2007      

The premiere was this past Saturday. We’ve been out trying to imitate Teton skiers for the past couple of days so just got back to blogging (more later about our Tetons imitation trip). Polly McLean was at the premier and sends the following mini-review:

Hey Lou, I Don’t have time this morning to write a full review for “Steep” but here is a short summary. It was excellent!! Your voice is the first we hear as the movie starts off with describing Bill Briggs’ descent of the Grand. The movie talks about the significance of Briggs’ famous first descent as well as the importance of Chamonix, The Blizzard of Ahhhs movie and eventually Valdez. There is some incredible footage with interviews and skiing by Doug Coombs as well as Shane McConkey, Chris Davenport, Ingrid Backstrom, Glen Plake, and of course, Andrew McLean, as well as many others. They did a fantastic job of showing vintage footage and giving the history of “extremeâ€? and big mountain skiing while keeping you riveted in your seat. Lets all hope that Steep gets picked up for wide distribution so that skiers and non-skiers alike will enjoy this great film. Polly

Blog with link to semi-preview.

Previous blog post about Steep, the movie.


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3 Responses to “Steep the Movie — Has Been Seen”

  1. jason hilton May 1st, 2007 5:35 pm

    hey gang,
    looking for backcountry access in the Durango/Pagosa Springs area. My wife and i are going there in mid may. Anything helps.
    thank you

  2. bill armstrong January 7th, 2008 8:56 am

    Hey Jason, be glad to have you in the area, but may is generally late for the back country in the La Platas, the guys up at Silverton Mtn usually have some back country then. I’ll talk to my son, rick armstrong in the next few days and will see what he can tell me about the back country here in late spring. Bill Armstrong

  3. True Briggs March 23rd, 2008 9:22 pm

    What a great movie. Everyone whose passion is sliding on these boards will be encouraged by Bill Briggs’ mantra,
    “Without risk, there is no adventure”. True

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