As November approaches, and the days become progressively more grey and dreary, Nelson residents may find themselves looking up beyond the clouds, day-dreaming about wide open skies and pristine powder-covered mountain slopes.
And it’s for those people that the Civic is bringing in Days of My Youth, an epic ski culture documentary, for a screening on Nov.12.
“I grew up in the east, and we didn’t have powder like we have here,” said powder hound David Ritchie, who is responsible for bringing the film to Nelson.
“People are starting to get geared up to get out of the rain and dreary-ness and get back into the mountains to experience what we’ve been missing all these months.”
And if you can’t wait for your next trip to Whitewater or Red Mountain for your ski fix, then Days of My Youth might help hold you over.
“It’s about the kids starting at the bottom and working their way right up to the fantasy, doing what these elite skiers can do,” said Ritchie.
“It’s about building friendships and a passion for a sport. This is a sport that can become a passion, and then you have it for life.”
He said the elite tricks on display are mystifying, often performed in places where film crews had never been before.
“Watch as these premier athletes explore the globe and escape to the mountainous playgrounds to challenge their innermost hopes and fears,” reads the film’s description.