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Aspen is home to world-class skiing, so there might be a slight advantage to growing up here on skis, BUT the fact remains, we love our skiing and our skiers.  So much so, in fact, that if there’s a chance to support a local athlete, we’ll jump at the chance and have a party just to keep things in line with our way of life .

Wiley MapleTonight at 6:30pm at the Wheeler Opera House there will be a benefit in honor of local skier Wiley Maple.  Mike Marolt and Montezuma Basin Productions present the Aspen theatrical premier screening of Gigantic Pictures film, Deep Winter, but not before having a little pre-screening fete first.

Wiley is the first Aspenite in many years to participate on the World Cup Downhill circuit.  The proceeds of the benefit will help cover Wiley’s US Ski Team travel and training costs for the 2013 ski racing season.  Silent auction items will feature original art by Wiley, authentic US Ski team apparel, Oakley and Strafe products as well many other products and gift certificates donated by local businesses. The event includes a pre-screening party, a silent auction and ski film, so consider your Friday night plans set.

With ski season just two weeks away, there’s no harm in getting pumped up with a party and a movie all in honor of SKIING!  Ticket Prices are just $15.00 for General Admission.

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Wheeler Opera HouseIt’s a big week for film at Aspen‘s Wheeler Opera House, from a thought provoking Sundance favorite, to a Warren Miller original, they’ve got you covered if you’re looking to catch a great flick.

The Wheeler Film Society always makes solid choices in film and tonight’s pick is no different.  Your Sister’s Sister, was a hit at Sundance and runs tonight (10/29), tomorrow (10/30) and Wednesday (10/31) at 7:30 pm for just $10.  Here’s what the Wheeler had to say about it:

“After he directed the critically acclaimed Jeff, Who Lives at Home earlier this year (we played it), Mark Duplass stars as Jack who we meet in full hostility mode at a memorial service a year after the death of his brother in this Sundance hit. Jack’s best friend and coincidentally, his brother’s ex, Iris (Emily Blunt), packs him off to her father’s isolated island cabin to nurse his grief in idyllic coastal surroundings alone. Once he arrives, though, he finds that Iris’s older sister, Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt), is also at the cabin, recovering from a break-up. The trio is complete when Iris shows up. Fuelled by consistently excellent dialogue, there’s an unexpected layer of refreshing optimism running throughout the movie. These characters who we grow to care about are dealing with some weighty issues like real, honest-to-goodness people. ’Romantic, funny, surprising and thoroughly involving, it is [that] rare film you give yourself over to completely.” – USA Today. ’A keenly observed romance whose apparent rough-edged naturalism masks a considerable degree of craft.” – Slate. 91min. R

Mark your calendars for Thursday’s evening’s premiere of Warren Miller’s FLOW STATE and Friday night’s benefit for Aspen local, Wiley Maple’s, US Ski Team travel and training costs for the 2013 ski racing season.  Deep Winter will be presented as part of the evening’s festivities.  Stay tuned for more details!

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