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Beware the Warren Effect

Beware the Warren Effect. I have a hunch I’m not the only person in the world who after they saw the movie Rocky was so pumped that she attempted to jog home from the movie theater. In fact I know I’m not the only one because my friend Amy was with me and I think it was her mom we called to come get us. Some movies just have that effect.

Warren Miller’s Dynasty is touring through Colorado right now. I’d been hearing the industry buzz about it for months, I’d seen the trailer online, and Ski Country even helped with some of the logistics for the film crew.

I saw Dynasty at a convention last month. Walking out of the theater I had the “Rocky effect” happening only it was the “Warren effect” where I was so pumped, the next opportunity I had to go to the mountains I did with two resorts already open at the time it wasn’t as hard as trying to run home from the movie theater.

If you don’t know who or what Warren Miller is, let me fill you in on a few things.

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Warren Miller

First, Warren Miller is a person. He started making ski movies 60 years ago. His voice is very recognizable because he narrated all the ski movies he made. Today Warren Miller is also a company. (The man is still around but not directly involved in the company.) This year’s film commemorates 60 years of film making by tying in some of the original components of the Warren Miller films in a very clever way.

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Silverton Mountain

Second, the film is always made up of parts. With each film, people always talk about the parts of the film and which part is their favorite. Parts are usually identified by the location where they were filmed or by the athletes that were in it. Colorado resorts and athletes have a couple parts in Dynasty.

Third, the fan bennies are always pretty sweet. By bennies I’m talking about the giveaways that fans can get at the shows or online during the show tour. For example, this year, ticket holders can get free lift tickets to Winter Park, Steamboat or Copper. Also, as part of this year’s 60th celebration, fans can try their hand at the Warren Miller 60 Day Giveaway.

Fourth, Chris Anthony is in the film, it’s his 20th one and at this point he’s pretty much synonymous with Warren Miller. He also emcees the Colorado stops on the film tour and is half the reason seeing the film is so fun.

Chris Anthony in China. Photo by Ilja Herb

Chris Anthony in China. Photo by Ilja Herb

I’ve now seen Dynasty twice and plan on seeing it at least one more time. Because of the Warren effect, I’ll likely be the one in ski boots at the show or the one trying to jog part of the way home in them.