JACKSON, Wyo.—Celebrate January powder by exploring the early roots of the modern ski bum and big mountain skiing right here in Jackson Hole.
At Beers and Banter this Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m. the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum will screen “Swift. Silent. Deep,” the first historical documentary on hardcore ski culture. The film will be followed by a Q&A with members of the Jackson Hole Air Force including one of its founders Benny Wilson.
Released in 2009, the documentary explores the roots of North American’s most infamous ski group, the Jackson Hole Air Force (JHAF). Producers Jon Klaczkiewicz and R. Troy Beauchamp pair archival footage with interviews of the JHAF’s founding fathers Benny Wilson, Howard Henderson, and a crew of young ski bums.
JHAF members went on to win World Extreme Skiing Championships and pioneer big mountain skiing in Alaska. The film also features many familiar faces in early action sports such as Warren Miller, Pepi Stiegler, Rick Armstrong, and the late Doug Coombs.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 23 at the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Musem located at 225 N. Cache. The film begins at 7 p.m. with a runtime of 83 min. and followed by a Q&A.
Entry is free. Seltzer and Roadhouse Beers available for a $5 donation. Seating is limited so make sure to come early to grab your spot!
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