Come to First Chair Festival for the ski movies. In addition to a rail jam, music performances, and a village stocked full of ski vendors, the festival is a prime opportunity to sit back and binge watch the season’s best ski movies.
The second annual First Chair Festival is moving to a new location in downtown Denver, Colorado, on Saturday, October 7, at the Sculpture Park, bringing with it a block party-like atmosphere of ski movies and music shows. New this year, the festival is going down in the Centennial State with a craft beer garden and a street-style ski competition with some of the top skiers in the world. The setup will be complete with five staircase-style bars, including one 30-foot closeout handrail, a 20-footer to flat landing, two 30-foot down bars to flat, and 25 tons of snow. Tickets are being sold right now for $10 a pop on pre-sale, a steal for the chance to drink beer and watch as many ski movies as you could possibly fit into one evening.
For skiers, fall is a time of tradition, and it’s not that far away. The musty smell and warmth of freshly waxed skis will soon hit the air; the sweet taste of sipping a dark porter; pulling dusty boxes stuffed full of down coats, ski pants, wool sweaters, and baselayers out of the garage; stopping by the ski shop on the way to the post office to browse the new gear displayed brightly on the shelf. But the best tradition of all is the ski movie. Rounding up a crew of friends to celebrate our culture, wrapped up in the experience of a flickering silver screen and surround sound. We can’t wait.
Mark your calendar for October 7 and stay tuned for more information on ski movies, music headliners, and invited professional skiers. Follow @FirstChairFest on Instagram.