The Magic Hour
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Doors at 6pm | Film at 7pm | Athlete Q&A to follow the film | Tickets $10 | Proceeds from tickets sales will be donated to G5 TRAIL COLLECTIVE
Magic Hour is not so much a particular time a day as a culmination of powerful moments in some of the most beautiful, wild places on the planet. For 27 years, Teton Gravity Research has been searching for the right place with the right crew at the perfect time to experience life at its fullest. Between the thrill of the hunt and the peace of floating down a mountain, the sum of our experiences becoming greater than its parts is what we seek. If you ask us, our annual snow film Magic Hour is just that.
Sierra Nevada is partnering with the G5 Trail Collective and will receive the proceeds of tickets sold to the film. The G5 Trail Collective is a 501-c3 non-profit initiative powered by Camp Grier in partnership with the USFS, local communities, and recreational trail user groups. G5 Stands for the Grandfather District and the 5 counties it covers – McDowell, Burke, Caldwell, Avery, and Watauga. The G5 Collective was conceived in the town of Old Fort as a solution to the lack of funding for trail maintenance and trail development projects in the Grandfather District. The working group recognized that the district is a tremendous asset and could be a driving force to help build healthy and economically vibrant rural communities. In 2019, G5 launched a pilot trail project in Old Fort, raised more than $200,000 for planning design, and permitting and watched the concept grow into a proposed 42-mile trail expansion on USFS lands surrounding the town. The first six miles of trail and a 105 space parking area are open as of 6/26/2022.
The G5 Trail Collective is proud to partner with some of the best brands in the business to bring this dream build to life! Help us turn this bike into cash so we can buy tools, materials, and other supplies that can keep the Old Fort trails you love running right! The bike “giveaway” will run through our fall trail work weekend and the winner will be announced Saturday November 19th. Tickets for the “giveaway” can be purchased here:
Meet the Athlete: Tim Durtschi. Growing up in Alyeska, Alaska Tim discovered the freedom of the mountain and the ability to make a terrain park out of natural features. He has worked with film companies like Warren Miller, Teton Gravity Research and Field Productions and competed in the Linecatcher, Swatch Skier Cup and Cold Rush events. As an Athlete for TGR he travel the world to find snow in the most exotic locations the planet. Every Season TGR puts out a full length feature film along with online content for the TGR website. He spends the winter skiing in front of the camera, and spends the summer and fall promoting the film through social media and the film tour. The film tour has over 40 stops around the world. He has attended tours in the USA, Canada, France and Austria. Ski filming locations include Alaska, British Columbia, Wyoming, Austria, and Japan.