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Sheridan Opera House: Sweetgrass Productions' Presents VALHALLA


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Sweetgrass Productions' Present


Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 

The Sheridan Opera House

Telluride, CO



Valhalla is beyond an action sports film. “We've recognized an opportunity to put a daring new spin on the stagnant ski-film industry, exploding the boundaries of the genre and diving into ideas and images that will resonate with viewers on a universal level.” - Nick Waggoner, Director 


The Film:

The weightlessness of youth: every breath radiates opportunity and hope; every sense thrives on the wealth of the present; every thing whispers of brilliance and awe. When you’ve seen the season’s first great snow through the eyes of a child—you’ve known true happiness. But what happened to that simple joy? Where do we find the freedom that time and wisdom stole away?


Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions’ fourth feature film, is the tale of one man's search to rediscover the freedom of his youth. Feeling the distant heat of it's fire still burning in the mountains of the frozen north, he goes in search of those tending the flame—the untamed, the wild, and the outcast dwelling on the fringe.


Weaving narrative-driven style with award-winning, face-melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography; Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul.


Staring: Cody Barnhill, Sierra Quitiquit, Pep Fujas, Eric Hjorleifson, Kazushi Yamauchi, Zack Giffen and Molly Baker Also Featuring: Carston Oliver, Adrian Buck, Kye Peterson, Aidan Sheahan, Nick McNutt, Eliel Hindert, Stephan Drake, Will Cardamone, Trevor Hunt, Jesse Hoffman, Austin Ross, Paul Kimbrough, Thayne Rich, Johan Jonsson, Donny Roth, Piers Solomon, Johan Olofsson, Alex Yoder, Ryland Bell, and Josh Dirksen.  


Locations: Interior British Columbia, Rogers Pass, BC, Revelstoke, BC, Valhalla Range, BC, Haines, AK, Glacier Bay, AK, Juneau, AK, Eaglecrest, AK, Sentry Lodge, BC, Meadow Lodge, BC, Sunrise Lodge, BC


About Sweetgrass Productions:

Sweetgrass Productions LLC is a Colorado-based film company rooted in winter backcountry and mountain culture. We give our time to filming remote freeride lines, from snowsurf and noboard to alpine and tele. We focus on the riding, we focus on the art, we focus on blending the two into what we call film, both form and content.


National Sponsors:

Patagonia, Dynafit, Clif Bar, Outdoor Research, Powder Magazine,, Zeal Optics, Tecnica, Blizzard Ski, Osprey, Flylow, Gentem Stick, Venture Snowboards, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Outside Television, and Whitewater Ski Resort.


Ticket Information: 

Tickets are $10 ($11.34 w/service fee) each in advance, $12 ($13.34 w/service fee) day of show, and available online at or at theater box office

The Sheridan Opera House  110 North Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435

More Information:

For more information, press passes or to schedule an interview with the filmmakers or athletes, contact Dana Richardson, Please also visit