Montana’s oldest operating ski area recently welcomed Walter, a two-year-old English bulldog, and the cast and crew from the upcoming movie “Powder Pup” to film on the slopes. Showdown Montana will be heavily featured in the film and resort operators are looking forward to the exposure:
“I know how special the place is, but I think it’s great to get to share it with a lot of people. They’re also featuring Showdown as part of the plot in the script.” –George Gold, Showdown’s digital marketing director
The movie is about around a father and son who move from Southern California to Montana, and the teenage son exchanges surfing for snowboarding (quite similar to 1993 Airborne about a surfer stranded in Cincinnati who takes up rollerblading). Unlike Airborne, this movie features a sidekick dog “with special skills in snowboarding.”
Walter the dog is actually already a bit famous on Instagram for skateboarding and snowboarding (videos below). Along with the K9 talent, the film will include 50+ people from Central Montana as extras in a fictional event called Powder Fest. Currently “Powder Pup” is scheduled to premiere in October of 2023.