A sneak peek at some of the seasons best upcoming events

Photo: Hank de Vre

Photo: Hank de Vre

Warren Miller PREMIERE: “Here, There & Everywhere”

This fall, Warren Miller releases its 67th film, Here, There & Everywhere. The 67th installment brings the thrill of action snowsports to enthusiasts everywhere, as the world’s most accomplished skiers and snowboarders scour the globe for untracked powder and the pursuit of adventure. Narration by Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, and on-screen interviews with the legendary Warren Miller deliver the nostalgia of skiing’s roots and a zeal for discovering new terrain.

Venture with world-renowned athletes JT Holmes, Jeremy Jones, Seth Wescott, Jess McMillan, Ingrid Backstrom, Marcus Caston, Wendy Fisher, Tyler Ceccanti, Kaylin Richardson and others as they push the boundaries of their talent on snowcapped peaks, vast glaciers and towering, big-air jumps. Globe-trotting from the U.S. and Canadian Rockies to sparsely populated lands like Greenland and the Swiss Alps, these skiers and snowboarders prove that the joy of winter can be found wherever you seek it.

Here, There & Everywhere opens the door to showcase a progressive side of snowsports, from fat biking, backcountry snowmobiling and hill-climb racing (featuring Polaris pro Keith Curtis) to dogsledding and the ever crowd-pleasing pond skimming. And, as with every annual tour, the film awakens our desires to hit the slopes and sparks excitement for the coming winter season.

The Warren Miller Film Tour for Here, There & Everywhere kicks off October 14-15 in Salt Lake City UT and will stop in cities in Northern California in November 2016. For more information visit warrenmiller.com.

Photo: Eric Harger

Photo: Eric Harger

Biketoberfest Marin
October 15 • Fairfax

With group road and mountain bike rides, cargo bike racing, 20 breweries tapping 35 different beers, great food, exceptional live music, and a comprehensive vendor expo, this year’s Biketoberfest Marin is not to be missed. Cyclists and west coast brewers alike join forces for this popular family-friendly bicycle expo and brewfest that raises funds for local cycling advocacy organizations Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) and Access4Bikes (A4B) in their work to continue improving on and off-road bicycling conditions and access in Marin county.

As Marin County’s premier social bicycle event, Biketoberfest Marin draws over 5,000 brew and bicycle enthusiasts from throughout Northern California, and takes takes place at Fair-Anselm Plaza in downtown Fairfax, one of the Bay Area’s most popular bicycling destinations and home of the newly-opened Marin Museum of Bicycling. It’s a great way to have fun while helping a good cause. FREE Valet Bike Parking provided by MCBC.

For more information, visit biketoberfestmarin.com.

SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival
October 29-30, San Jose • November 5-6, San Francisco • November 12-13, Sacramento

In celebration of its 11-year anniversary, SnowBomb Ski and Snowboard Festival will offer free general admission to the public for their 2016 festivals. SnowBomb founder Jim McAlpine explains, “After numerous years of poor conditions in Northern California, we want to reinvigorate the skiers and snowboarders in the Bay Area and Sacramento. Our festivals are lifestyle events and we encourage anyone who enjoys actions sports to enjoy our festivals. By eliminating the entry fee we are opening the doors to all who have ever been curious about the event and to amp up the public for this year’s ski season.”

An additional upgrade to a “Powder Pass” can be purchased at the door for $25 and includes three lift tickets to local resorts Sierra-at-Tahoe, Bear Valley, and China Peak for the 2015/16 winter season. A “VIP” upgrade is $50 at the door and includes the lift tickets in the “Powder Pass” as well as a 2-for-1 lift ticket to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. VIPs also enjoy weekend beer tasting sponsored by Lagunitas as well as other local vendors. snowbomb.com

Photo: Contributed

Photo: Contributed

Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour
November 12 • Santa Cruz

The Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour brings inspiration and education about important issues to audiences around the world. Its annual celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in world cinema. The tour screens a spectacular selection of feature films, short films and revival programs representing twenty-seven countries, along with special artist tributes, conversations, panels, student programs and festivities. The tour soon visits Santa Cruz with documentary films that will explore the themes connected to Telluride Mountainfilm’s mission of exploring cultures, preserving environments and promoting adventure.

ASJ is proud to sponsor the Santa Cruz screening at the Rio Theatre on November 12. For tickets and information visit riotheatre.com.

For a full listing of tour dates and show times, visit mountainfilm.org.

Mermaid Run San Francisco
November 13 • San Francisco

Soak in the best views of San Francisco with the Mermaid! Choose from the challenging Sirena 10-mile run that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge or the flat and fast 5k, 10k that take you around Crissy Field. All distances include classic views of San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco skyline. Register early to guarantee your spot at the start line. Can’t make it to the race but you still want to join in the fun? Check out the event’s Virtual Mermaid run options. Mermaids receive a stylish race shirt, finisher necklace, and medal.

For more information, visit mermaidseries.com.

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