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The Impact Of 55 Wild Winters

The Impact Of 55 Wild Winters

What: Impact by Warren Miller
Where: Western Suburbs Leagues Club
When: Sunday June 19, 2005

IF you can't make it to the snowfields this winter season, film- maker Warren Miller has again emerged with the next best thing.

Impact, which marks Miller's 55th annual movie, hits West Leagues Club on Sunday, June 19.

It showcases winter sports' top athletes on the big screen as they travel to exotic locations around the globe in search of the perfect ride.

Exploring winter since 1949, Miller's films have inspired people of all ages and this year's annual instalment will not disappoint.

For those riders who spend their time in the pipe or park, Impact highlights this year's best athletes in tough terrain.

Along with the adrenaline-filled action and magnificent scenery, Impact delivers a high-energy soundtrack.

Viewers join Impact athletes as they visit the world's premier ski and snowboard destinations, including scenes from Wrangell- Saint Elias in Alaska and the mountains of the Bansko ski area in Bulgaria.

An impressive list of more than 71 winter sports athletes includes big-mountain skiers Jeremy Nobis and Chris Davenport, free- skiing heavyweights CR Johnson and Mark Abma, snowboarders Dave Downing and Hannah Teter and adaptive sit-skier Sarah Will. Impact also features more women than any previous Miller movie, with 17 ladies ripping it up on the snowfields in the movie, including Olympians Kelly Clarke and Hannah Hardaway , big mountain skier Wendy Fisher and free-skiing phenomenon Ingrid Backstrom. This year, as Miller's company celebrates its 55th birthday, the man who pioneered action sports cinematography will celebrate his 80th birthday.

Miller's Impact appears at West Leagues Club on Sunday, June 19.

Tickets are on sale now. Phone 4935 1200 for bookings.

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