‘The Meeting’ commences in Aspen | AspenTimes.com

‘The Meeting’ commences in Aspen

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – “The Meeting” is settling into its sixth season in Aspen, featuring a packed schedule of new ski and snowboard movies.

The event kicked off Thursday evening with the NESPA Video Awards show at the Wheeler Opera House and screenings at the Sundeck. But don’t fret if you couldn’t make the opening ceremonies. There is plenty of action packed into the weekend.

There are three screenings of movies on both Friday and Saturday, starting at the Wheeler Opera House and flowing over to Belly Up Aspen later at night.

One highlight of the Friday screenings is “Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey” at 5:30 p.m. at the Wheeler. The film follows Aspen’s Chris Davenport as well as Stian Hagen and Andrea Binning as they sail from Argentina to Antarctica on a 23-meter boat named Australis, and then base camp off the boat to explore the untouched mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition takes place over 28 days exploring a range that has only seen a handful of ski expeditions, making this one of the world’s most pristine and unexplored mountain environments. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Tickets for “The Meeting” are on sale now at the Wheeler Opera House and Belly Up Aspen. Each screening at the Wheeler includes two movies and tickets are $10 per screening. Belly Up pricing is $25 for Friday including two movies a performance by DJ Muggs. Belly Up pricing for Saturday is $32 including two movies and a performance by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

Tickets for the Wheeler movies can be purchased at http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com or 970-920-5770. Tickets for Belly Up events can be purchased at http://www.bellyupaspen.com or 970-544-9800.

For more information on The Meeting and to view teasers of each movie visit http://www.aspensnowmass.com/themeeting.