Snowboarding season is close at hand, and the fresh products from snowboard makers are ripe for the pickin'. Get an early look at the new gear at the Basque Center, courtesy of the Board Room. Kicking off the pre-winter months with a snow-focused fest, the Board Room will host its 12th annual snowboard film premiere. The folks at the Board Room have been patiently waiting for this year's powder, and it's just around the corner. The event starts with a look at 2010 snowboards and apparel. After taking a gander at the gear, be prepared for an adrenaline-charged double act of snowboard footage. Black Winter, by Standard Films, is being premiered alongside Elektro, by Alterna Films. These two productions showcase the skills of the sport's most famous athletes, including Shaun White and Travis Rice. If you're not yet itching to get on the hill, you will be after uttering your first "whoa" as you watch a boarder dropping into a powder-filled crevasse. The movies begin at 7 p.m., but make sure to stop in early for a free raffle and giveaways.