October 6, 2016
The New Warren Miller Film and interview with Northwest Skier Tyler Ceccanti
By Kris Parfitt
Photo at right: Washington state skier Taylor Ceccanti shreds powder through Montana’s Rocky Mountains in Here, There and Everywhere.
From storied slopes to hidden, snow-covered corners, action-ski-film pioneer Warren Miller has captured skiing’s wonder and adventure for over six decades.
Since 1949, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the globe taking powder-hungry film goers along the way. This year Warren Miller Entertainment continues that legacy with Here, There and Everywhere.
The best part about this year’s film isn’t just watching two Northwest skiers, Ingrid Backstom and Tyler Ceccanti, rip through epic powder, or the fantastic footage capturing big air at Boston’s Fenway Park (yes, Fenway Park!), or capturing the wild craziness of touring Eastern Greenland by dog sled with Seth Wescott and Rob Kingwill.
The best part of Here, There and Everywhere is that the original cinematographer, narrator and iconic name-sake of these phenomenal movies, Warren Miller himself, will appear in this year’s movie.
We caught up with Washington state skier, Tyler Ceccanti, a 29-year old Lake Tapps local who still considers Crystal Mountain home (and “the best place to ski!”). Here, There and Everywhere is his sixth Warren Miller movie; his first being Dynasty in 2009 when he was featured in the Crystal Mountain segment.
In this latest film, Ceccanti is featured shredding Western Montana’s Glacier country.
“I have grown to know a lot of the Warren Miller film crew so it is always fun spending a couple of weeks together,” Tyler says. “Every year we try to provide fresh new stuff for the audience, whether that be a new location or camera angle.”
When asked what he doesn’t enjoy about filming, which is weather-related down days, Ceccanti says, “It is never fun when you are trying to get work done and you can’t even get on the hill to work.”
Ceccanti started skiing when he was 2-years-old and never stopped. Now a world-traveling skier sponsored by K2 Skis, Crystal Mountain, Strideline Socks and Discrete, he is grateful for the support, especially from the Northwest locals who come out to see the films.
“Honestly one of my greatest achievements is just getting to do what I love and travel the world along with being in a Warren Miller movie. I used to go every year as a kid and watch the films. Now I get to be in a movie and promote skiing to the next generation of rippers.”
Online presale tickets will be available Sept. 8 –11. General tickets will go on sale Sept. 12, both online and at participating retail locations. No service fees will be associated with ticket sales at participating retail locations.
To learn more about Warren Miller Entertainment’s 2016 fall film tour, to see the movie trailer or to get more information about the athletes, go to www.warrenmiller.com.
Until then, watch video throw-backs on the Warren Miller Entertainment Facebook page, www.facebook.com/WarrenMillerEntertainment or Twitter page @WarrenMillerEnt
When Kris Parfitt isn’t praying for snow or editing OutdoorsNW magazine, she’s traveling the Northwest interviewing cool people who are doing cool things.