An inside look at the films of First Chair Festival 2017

The wait is almost over.

With snow already frosting peaks across the American West, First Chair Festival 2017 hits Denver’s Sculpture Park Oct. 7, bringing the best in skiing under a single roof for a night of concerts and ski movies guaranteed to turn winter stoke on high.

All eyes are on the most exciting night in skiing, First Chair Fest 2017. Photo courtesy of POWDER

This year’s film lineup features ski flicks from heavy hitters Good Company, Level 1, The Faction Collective, HG Skis, Matchstick Productions and The Big Picture.

To get a better sense of the ski action that will be blowing up the silver screen, here is a closer look at the ski movies heading to the biggest preseason party in skiing.

The Faction Collective — This is Home


Making its world debut at First Chair Festival 2017, The Faction Collective has brought together a show-stopping cast led by legendary Candide Thovex in its newest feature-length ski movie, This is Home.

Traveling from Europe to North America and back again, one of the most exciting companies in skiing is now set to debut one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Level 1 — Habit


A year after releasing its award-winning Pleasure, Level 1 is back for more with Habit.

In classic Level 1 style, Habit blends gritty urban skiing with innovative park shoots, and enough big mountain shredding to keep adrenaline junkies satisfied from first chair until last call.

Matchstick Productions — Drop Everything


Do as the title says, drop everything, and get yourself to MSP’s newest flick, Drop Everything. Cody Townsend and Michelle Parker lead a hard-charging crew in pursuit of impossible lines in some of the most picturesque ski settings on the planet.

And yes, there is guaranteed to be less sand than last year.

Good Company — Guest List


Tom Wallisch’s crew of urban savants is at it again, sliding, pressing and tapping anything they can get there skis on.

Traveling to some of the most iconic urban zones in skiing — and a few we would never see coming — Good Company turns the streets into a playground in their newest movie, Guest List.

The Big Picture — Lite Years


Parker White and Chris Logan have quietly been re-inventing the backcountry freestyle game, blending a background in park skiing with a balls-to-the-wall big mountain mentality.

The crew has been putting out films and edits for a while now, but Lite Years might just be their tightest release yet.

HG Skis — Eat the Guts


Raised on the teeth chattering slopes of New England, HG Skis has made a name for itself by putting out some of the grittiest park and street edits in recent memory.

This year the Vermont crew ups the ante with a full length movie sure to get the crowd buzzing.

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