Close your eyes and imagine the gnarliest peak, covered in hip-deep powder calling your name. Just you and the mountain and loads of untouched, untracked, unexplored snow. One catch: That mountain is a slick-looking 50 degrees and once you reach the end of a wide swath of powder, it's nothing but exposed rock for what looks like miles to someone strapped onto two planks. Or you can forget the daydream and check out the certifiable vagabond snow bunnies in The Tangerine Dream.
Billing itself as the representation of "10 years of broken down trucks, whiskey bottles, wanderlust and the most down and dirty skiing and boarding" your sensitive eyes have ever seen, The Tangerine Dream is the creation story of Teton Gravity Research and its members' pursuit of a life of snow. Follow the orange truck as it globe treks like a pro through stateside stops in Wyoming, California, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Alaska and international meccas France, Switzerland, Turkey and even India, while its passengers take on some of the world's most impressive mountain feats.
The newly created Idaho Free Skiers Association has partnered with Teton Gravity Research to bring The Tangerine Dream to Idaho, sponsored by Tamarack Resorts. Several showings will take place in Boise and at Tamarack throughout the coming months. The film's premiere in Boise will be held Friday, November 11, at the Basque Center. The first showing is at 7 p.m. with a second showing at 9 p.m. Folks from Tamarack will be holding a raffle and giveaways, in which attendees can win a season pass, day passes and merchandise. Rumor has it that snowboards, skis, heli vacations and ski vacations are also on the list of raffle items. Following the second showing, Piper Pub and Grill will host the after-party with drink specials from Pyramid and Red Bull, and DJ Revolve and MC Collins spinning discs. Tickets can be pre-purchased for $8 at The Board Room, Greenwood's Ski Haus, McU Sports (Hill Road and downtown), Inland Surf Company and Newt & Harold's. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, visit www.tentongravity.com.
The Tangerine Dream will also show on November 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Tamarack's Canoe Grill. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.