TGR to Debut HIGHER Unplugged at SHIFT on Saturday

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The upcoming film HIGHER is the third installment in the DEEPER, FURTHER, HIGHER trilogy by snowboard pioneer and climate change activist Jeremy Jones. “Higher is an evolution of everything I’ve done in snowboarding,” says Jones.

Skiers and snowboarders who love their pow, take note: if global temperatures rise as forecast, up to two-thirds of the world’s ski resorts may be gone in the next 50 years.

Fortunately for powderhounds, a number of skiers and snowboarders are working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen.

On Saturday night, at 7 p.m. at Jackson’s Pink Garter Theater, SHIFT will honor a number of these modern heroes with a program that includes films, concerts, and the world premiere of DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow.

The evening will culminate with another world premiere as well: Teton Gravity Research’s first webisode from HIGHER Unplugged.

The upcoming film HIGHER chronicles snowboard pioneer Jeremy Jones in his quest for epic missions in the mountains.

Unlike most snowboarders, though, Jones has another dimension to his adventures.

Jones is also the founder of the nonprofit Protect Our Winters, whose mission is to unite and actively engage the global snow sports community to lead the fight against climate change.

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Jones is the founder of the non-profit group, Protect Our Winters, which works to reduce the effects of global climate change by means of educational, activist and community based projects.

Jones’ exploits in the mountains, as chronicled in TGR’s films, have inspired countless thousands across the globe.

Teton Gravity Research and Protect Our Winters have both joined SHIFT as

strategic partners for the festival’s launch.

On Saturday night, Jackson Hole will get a sneak peak of Jones’ next adventure, as viewed through the lens of TGR.

The film is just one of the highlights that will delight the audience.

Highlights include:

The world premiere of Powder Magazine feature editor Porter Fox’s DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow

The world premiere of festival version of Steps: The Rider Greener Film

Other films to be screened include Chasing Water, The Elder, Return to the Tepuis, Gregg Treinish: A MoveShake Story, Groundswell, and The Snake River Fund: A Local Solution.

Raffles of Outdoor Research clothing, a Black Diamond backcountry ski package, and his-and-hers pairs of K2′s hottest new skis will add extra spice to the night.

After the films, Teton ArtLab’s Caldera Concert Series, featuring Houston Guy and international DJ phenomenon DAN DEACON, will take over the theater.

Tickets are $15 for the films, $15 for the concerts, or $25 for both.

Get your tickets here: http://jhcenterforthearts.org/calendar/event/shift

More info: http://shiftjh.org/shift-inspire-adventurers-films-concerts/

Author: Christian Beckwith

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