Sticking to their formula of creating feature ski films that depict professional athletes skiing in exotic locations from Boston, Massachusetts to Niseko Japan, Teton Gravity Research is looking forward to its world premiere of Paradise Waits even though the Blizzard of Aahhh’s was released 27 years ago.
The release, which portrays producers of the new film as unaware of the popularity and artful precision of Greg Stump’s fourth feature film, is on schedule for a September 11 premier in Teton Village, Wyoming.
Most people understand that ski film has experienced an unavoidable decline since the iconic 1988 ski film but the action sports media company based in Wilson, WY continues to produce ski footage year after year in blind opposition to the unmovable status of Blizzard as the best ski mover ever made.
And it’s nothing against TGR. Greg Stump’s ability to depict personality, culture, sport, and escapism through his four-sided, golden rectangle formula is simply the peak of ski film and it will never be surpassed.
Still, employees are reportedly stoked on releasing a ski film that will fall short of the “Blizzard.”
Even though TGR’s new film includes the sport’s best athletes such as Tim Durtschi, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, and Angel Collinson, their unbelievable feats of skiing prowess will undoubtedly fall short of Stump’s formula. Audiences want more. Bottom-line, there are not enough 50ft cliff hucks, switch landings, and “progressive” urban segments to surpass skiing’s most artful crowning achievement. In some ways, pursuing ski films without a soundtrack by ZTT Records or Glen Plake’s homemade helmet cam is nothing short of disrespectful.
Still… if you must, Paradise Waits will be touring the country this upcoming fall. Schedule can be found here. Paradise Waits Film Tour Dates
Note: Before the comment section goes crazy… This is a joke. Paradise Waits is going to be rad. Just not as rad as Blizzard of Aahhh’s