If the very first signs of snow in Vermont on Monday didn't start getting you ready for winter, the inaugural Boston Winter Film Festival might do the trick.
The Revere Hotel's new Theater 1 Boston hosts the event on Saturday, when skiers and riders salivating for the season to begin, can enjoy a slate of six of this year's latest skiing and riding films from Noon-9:30 p.m., from noted outlets such as Teton Gravity and Poor Boyz. "Sunny" by Level 1 Productions, "Jeremy Jones' Further," (the festival's headlining film), and "2112" by Standard Films can each be seen individually while the other three options for the day involve packaging the films into your preferred method of snow sport. Check here for showtimes and combo options.
Costs for the festival range from $15-$30 depending on which films you plan to attend, and the event is aimed to help support local charities including The Esplanade Association, Future Boston Alliance, and Ellen's Heart and Soul to "help make a positive impact while we share our love for winter."
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familysktitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.