Thursday December 13, 2012

DOVER -- Earlier this month skiers and snowboarders gathered to watch a movie filmed primarily at Carinthia on Mount Snow.

"The reaction was tremendous," said Mount Snow Communications Manager Dave Meeker. "The crowd was great. Just judging by the crowd's reaction, it's safe to say everyone enjoyed it and was stoked by it."

"The C-Quel" was filmed and edited by Dylan Demers. Jeff Marr helped film and other people sent footage to Demers to be included in it. It took three weeks to edit this sequel to last year's "Carinthia the Movie."

The film premiered at the Snow Barn on Saturday, Dec. 1, for an audience of all ages. There was a raffle and product give-aways during the movie.

"On my days off, I'd go out with all the guys and get as many shots as I could," said Demers, who filmed at least two days a week all last season. "And I lucked out to get a whole movie."

The video is still available to watch for free. It can be seen on vimeo.com, under the "Carinthia Parks" video page.

After seeing the clips hundreds and hundreds of times, Demers said it felt good to see the reaction at the premiere.

This has been his fourth season riding at Mount Snow, but his first season working as the media manager at Carinthia.

"Everybody kind of feeds off each other. When they ride together, one person does a cool trick, then it makes everyone want to do an even cooler trick."

Snowboarders such as Ian Keay, Shaun Murphy, Levi Gunzburg, Tarik Blowers, Zack Wilmot and Casey Willax were featured along with skiers that included Luke Hagearty and Ian Compton.

"Anything to help their careers move forward is a big plus," said Demers.

Dale Talkington and Nick Goepper were also featured in the film. They usually travel and film at different locations. Demers said it was exciting to see a big name pro like Goepper come and film on the Carinthia terrain.

Throughout the season, Demers will be filming at Carinthia and making bi-weekly edits. Those will be featured on the Vimeo web-site.

He expects there will be various night shoots, which give him a chance to add some different content to the collection of footage. At the end of the season, he'll be making the next Carinthia movie.

Carinthia has become a part of Mount Snow where features such as rails and ramps are abundant. Those features make up most of the trails in Carinthia. A half pipe splits up two terrain parks from another park that's closer to Sundance and the Main Mountain.

"Basically, once the snow starts falling, more features will be set up," said Meeker. "Crazier features."

He mentioned the "big C" that snowboarders and skiers rode over in "The C-Quel."

"It's an awesome feature that our park troops built. Not only are these guys talented at putting together the parks, but a lot of them can weld and do shop work to build features from the ground up. It's neat to see the fruits of their labor being put up and the kids from town on one-of-a-kind features."

As the season progresses, more features will be added in Carinthia and more footage will be captured. Some of the new features were unveiled in the movie.

"Hopefully the next one will bring an even bigger crowd," said Demers.

After two other ski and snowboard movies were shown and the underage portion of the crowd were asked to leave, a performance by Epidemiks, a duo from Vermont made up of rappers Stresselbee and Hoarsehed, ended the night.

Chris Mays can be reached at 802-254-2311, ext. 273, or cmays@reformer.com.