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Al Gore teams up with Warren Miller Entertainment on global warming
The lower 48 scenes from Warren Miller’s “Flow State” are telling. The Canyons segment could have been filmed in July. The Northstar footy – all terrain park – works to avoid shots showing swaths of dirt flanking the snow.
While the Alaska and Japan shots are exceptionally snowy, the U.S. shots in WME’s 63rd annual ski film reflect what was one of the driest ski seasons ever recorded. So it makes sense that Boulder’s Warren Miller Entertainment recently joined forces with Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project.
With “Flow State” footage from Svaldbard, Norway showing shrinking glaciers and receding sea ice, the partnership will harness Warren Miller’s captivating videos and athlete power to grow awareness of climate change.
At Saturday’s showing at Denver’s Paramount Theatre, professional ski racer Ted Ligety spoke of his recent trip to Soelden, Austria for World Cup racing. He noted that he used to ride a T-bar to reach the top of the mountain there, but that chairlift is now dormant, dangling over dirt.
“It’s crazy to see how much that glacier has receded,” said Ligety, whose Flow State footy includes a spectacular, rag-dolling crash down a steep line in Alaska’s Chugachs.