Get stoked for winter: VPAC presents 2 Teton Gravity Research films to get skiers and snowboarders hyped for upcoming season

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Beaver Creek, Colo., Oct. 6, 2021 — The Vilar Performing Arts Center at Beaver Creek is helping skiers and snowboarders get stoked on the coming winter season by presenting two Teton Gravity Research films leading up to Vail and Beaver Creek’s opening days. “Stoke the Fire” on Sunday, Oct. 10, and “Mountain Revelations” on Friday, Nov. 19, will get viewers hyped for powder turns, winter adventures and more. The 530-seat VPAC will transform for the movie experience, presenting the films on the big screen in the intimate theater.

The two Teton Gravity Research films will surely get people excited for the snow to start flying. TGR is a world leader in outdoor action and adventure film and continues to set the standard for skiing and snowboarding videos around the world. “Stoke the Fire” explores the evolution within skiing and the pure joy that manifests from that process, and “Mountain Revelations” showcases three professional snowboarders, including Jeremy Jones, on a 10-day mission in a remote corner of Alaska. If you aren’t ready for winter yet, you will be.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students to each film showing at the VPAC. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 and Nov. 19. For more information and tickets, visit

Teton Gravity Research: ‘Stoke the Fire’

When: Sunday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for students

In October of 1996, Teton Gravity Research released its first film, “Continuum.” More than two decades later, “Stoke the Fire” is TGR’s 26th annual film release freshly launched in September and playing in cinemas across the globe – including Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Canada and the U.S.

“The stoke means different things to different people based on where they are in their evolution,” the film bio says online. “For some it is about committing to a new world, a lifestyle, and the friendships that blossom from that commitment. The choice to enter this world is a spark, and with every new experience the fire grows.”

What does “stoke” mean to you? Do you remember the unforgettable feeling of entering the world of skiing and snowboarding?

“While the answers we find are different for everyone, the pursuit of this evolution is something sacred, the pursuit of what stokes the fire.”

“Stoke the Fire” features TGR athletes Caite Zeliff, Christina Lustenberger, Colter Hinchliffe, Dane Tudor, Elyse Saugstad and a dozen others. It was filmed in Alaska; British Columbia; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Montana; and the North Cascades.

“With more knowledge comes more exploration, both physically and geographically, that helps to understand what those raw experiences connected with nature do for the soul,” the film bio says. “With more experience, an examination of our shared history becomes important, and ultimately some of us might want to test our limits at the upper echelon of what is possible by drawing upon the sum of our knowledge and experience.”

Enjoy Teton Gravity Research’s “Stoke the Fire” with your ski and snowboard crew at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Oct. 10.

Teton Gravity Research: ‘Mountain Revelations’

When: Friday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for students

Professional snowboarders Jeremy Jones, Ryan Hudson and Rafael Pease have three very different stories, but their worlds collide in “Mountain Revelations,” shot on location in Alaska’s Chugach Mountain Range over the course of 10 human-powered days.

From Hudson growing up homeless on the streets of San Diego to Pease’s experiences growing up between Miami, Texas and Chile, and Jones’ adventures growing up on Cape Cod and evolving the world’s preeminent big mountain snowboarders, the three found their paths and passions in the mountains despite their differences in socioeconomic backgrounds, skin color and opportunity.

In “Mountain Revelations,” the trio explore epic lines on the steep and unforgiving terrain, as well as physical and emotional challenges during the harsh Alaskan winter. The conditions serve as a catalyst to examine the roles their backgrounds had on their respective paths to this expedition.

The TGR film showcases their stories while addressing the hurdles – institutional racism, lack of access to opportunity, wealth disparity and more – that were overcome along the way.

“Within these wild Alaskan Mountains, the realities and stark disparity of their respective journeys are revealed with a candidness and honest reflection that makes the mountain challenges pale in comparison to the everyday challenges that too many people continue to face every day,” the film bio says.

The worldwide tour for “Mountain Revelations” launches in late October.

Enjoy Teton Gravity Research’s “Mountain Revelations” at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 19.



About VPAC:

Located in the heart of Colorado’s Beaver Creek Resort, the Vilar Performing Arts Center is a 535-seat theatre, operated by the Vail Valley Foundation, which presents a variety of year-round performances including Broadway musicals, concerts, family entertainment, comedy, dance, classical music and more. Visit for more.

About the Vail Valley Foundation

The Vail Valley Foundation is a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the Vail Valley and showcase our community to a global audience through arts, athletics and education.

The organization’s work in education is through YouthPower365, a 501c3 Colorado nonprofit corporation with a mission to provide year-round extended learning opportunities that empower and educate the youth and families of Eagle County from cradle-to-career readiness. The Vail Valley Foundation also provides the Vail Valley with several of its most treasured annual events, such as the GoPro Mountain Games, the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, the Vail Dance Festival, and the Hot Summer Nights and ShowDown Town free concert series. The Vail Valley Foundation also manages and operates two performing arts centers, the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek Village and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, providing more than 100 Broadway, dance, comedy, classical, rock, pop, jazz, community and family events per year.

Vail Valley Foundation activities and events are in part made possible by cornerstone partners: the Town of Vail, Vail Resorts, Beaver Creek Resort Company, GMC, and TIAA Bank.

To learn more about the Vail Valley Foundation visit