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At this moment we have a few shows set up where we will be showing the film. Here is what we have set up and it will be updated as new dates are added. World Premier of FreeRider in Saint Lary Soulton, France December 8-10th Freeride Backcountry Festivial North Americian Priemier January 6 Cannuck Splitfest Rogers Pass January 15 Crystal Mountain Ski Resort February 3, Seattle Mountaineers Theater Quoted directly off the Mountains website Two filmmakers, Crest Pictures and KGB Productions, will bring captivating footage of free riding in the rugged Cascades and majestic Tetons to The Mountaineers Program Center on February 3 at 7:30 pm. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Follow Northwestern split-boarder and First Ascent sponsored athlete, Kyle Miller, on his “epic hunt for good snow” in the U.S. premier of Crest Pictures’ newest film. “FreeRider.” Miller’s 14-minute documentary will be followed up by “Wyoming Triumph,” a 55-minute grassroots film featuring a veteran and youthful band of skiers and snowboarders who scout the vast and rugged interior of Wyoming where nary a skier goes.Tickets/info." February 11, Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club benefit, Port Angeles, WA February 23, WWU in Fraser Hall 4, 516 High St, Bellingham at 7:00 PM. Another 2 for 1 movie night with Wyoming Triumph too

Documentary about my Travels over the Past Season

This last season was life changing in many ways, from the loss of my father to the sponsorship from Eddie Bauer. This years project (The Ten Highest Peaks in Washington) was also by far the most challenging expeditions that I had taken in the Cascades. Since the new year I have been working with Crest Pictures to film a documentary about these highs and lows with helmet cams, Portable video cameras and not so portable video cameras. There are so many people who have been involved in this project that I don't even know where to begin thanking people.

FreeRider - Trailer from Crest Pictures on Vimeo.

"The temperature was below zero, the winds were light and the snow was shin deep with nothing firm lurking underneath. I had dreamed of this day for years. We were alone without any wind and below us was going to be some of the best turns of our life. The snow stayed consistently soft for the entirety of the run, riding 4600 feet to the White River crossing before stopping. In total we hiked over ten miles, 5400 feet and 13 hours for a single run." ~ Kyle Miller Crest Pictures is pleased to announce the release of the trailer for their latest production, FreeRider, a short film about splitboard mountaineer Kyle Miller. FreeRider is a documentary chronicling Miller's passion for his sport, his great love of the wilderness and mountain scenery, his ski bum lifestyle, his triumphs and disappointments, his pain and his joys, and his unyielding dedication towards fulfilling his riding dreams. A Crest Pictures Film (crestpictures.com) Produced and directed by Robert and Kathy Chrestensen Filmed and edited by Robert Chrestensen Music by permission from these Pacific NW groups: "Moonlight" by Elk and Boar (Tacoma, WA) "Excuse This Honesty" by Again and Again (Seattle, WA) Backcountry footage by Jason Hummel (Tacoma, WA), Jacob Hase (Seattle, WA) and Kyle Miller (Kent, WA) Credits Crest Pictures Producer/Editor Jacob Hase Filming Kyle Miller Rider and Filming

Stoked to be a Part of Sweetgrass New Project Solitare

Things have been hectic over the past few months with nonstop climbing here in the Cascades followed by heading down to South America. I was very fortunate to be involved in the filming of a Backcountry ski/snowboard film called Solitare where I got to film in both Bolivia and Argentina and also made it to Peru and Bolivia along the way. All of it was a eye opening experience about different cultures and there persuit of happiness but thats another topic for another day. The film will be premiering this upcoming Thursday in Denver and will make its rounds to my homeland of Washington in late October. Here is the trailer. I make a appearance @ 2:54

SOLITAIRE: A Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding, and Telemark Film from Sweetgrass Productions on Vimeo.

Making it into the Pages of BC Magazine (again)

It gives me great pride and honor to announce that both Kip Garre and myself were featured in the February issue of Backcountry Magazine. Not only is it cool to be included but we stole the show by being the main article (Kip got the cover shot) where they presented us as "The New Guards of Ski and Snowboard Mountaineering". BC article

Special Thanks to Pacific Pile and Marine

It gives me great pride and honor to announce that I have received financial sponsorship from Pacific Pile and Marine for my upcoming 2011 touring season. What does this mean? Throughout the years I have been on a tight budget stretching my summer revenue all the way into the late touring season, spending money on stuff like gas, food and shelter. While I am frugal with my money as you can imagine it can quickly become expensive. I have had the great fortune to work for this highly regarded company over the past two summers working in their yard and saving money for upcoming winters,without there support all of this would have been impossible. With the financial contribution it allows me to travel into far off regions of the PNW and document my stories with the latest of technology all in a easy to read fashion. Who is Pacific Pile and Marine Pacific Pile and Marine, LP is a privately owned construction company that specializes in both marine and civil construction projects including but not limited to pile driving, dredging, bridge construction and foundation projects. They have a reputation for delivering high end products that are both eco friendly and safely produced. While most of region deals with economic crisis this company has grown triple fold by creating strong and personal friendships with customers and their own employees. Founded in 2008 by four partners, Will Clark, Eric Reichelt, Mike Mansfield and Chris Willis, the Seattle based company has proven that with a positive and healthy relationship with its employees they can deliver a quality product safely and efficiently. Pacific Pile & Marine signifies Safety, Quality, and Innovation and I am proud to be involved with the company.

Kyle Miller Making it into the Washington State History Books

Jason Hummel and Kyle Millers 7 day expedition to Olympus and the Valhallas has been featured in the most recent Northwest Mountaineers Journal. The Olympic Mountains (in which Olympus and the Valhallas are located) are notorious for being steep, isolated, and rugged, so one can easily understand why so much of the terrain is still untouched to this day. We are very proud to have been featured in such a prestigious journal. Here is a link to the article. and here is a look back to the Trip Report.