Sheridan Opera House, Jagged Edge and Mountain Trip Present: “Nexus,” 12/6, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.!

Sheridan Opera House, Jagged Edge and Mountain Trip Present: “Nexus,” 12/6, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.!

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation (SAF) andJagged Edge Mountain Gear and Mountain Trip present “Nexus.” The event takes place at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show.

Tickets are $15 at both screenings, with a special $10 kid’s price for ages 18 and under at the 5:30 p.m. screening only. Tickets are available online at until an hour before the show, then at box office when doors open 30 minutes prior.

One raffle ticket is included with each purchase, with additional raffle tickets available for $5 each or 5/$20. Proceeds from the show and raffle tickets are split between the Sheridan Arts Foundation and Mountain Trip’s PI Fund. The Peter Inglis Avalanche Education Fund (PI Fund) was founded to create opportunities for avalanche education and backcountry user awareness and was set up in memory of Peter Inglis. Inglis was one of the original founders of the Telluride Mountain Club in 1986, a Telluride Ski Patroller for over 20 years and a longtime San Miguel County Search and Rescue volunteer. Inglis was tragically killed in 2015 when a cornice collapsed while he was ski guiding in Alaska’s St. Elias Range.

Jagged Edge and Mountain Trip will do additional giveaways at both screenings.

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Scroll down to watch “Nexus” trailer.

Telluride local and avid skier Raven Cashen approached the Sheridan Arts Foundation about screening the film after she realized its relevance and importance to the Telluride community.

Cashen shares: “’Nexus,’ an all-women directed, produced, and cast ski film had its global premiere in Golden, CO a few days after we lost our beloved community member, Hilaree Nelson. That evening was dedicated to her and the inspiration she ignited in us all. This film, like Hilaree, reminds me that to push ourselves to be better in the mountains is also to push ourselves to be better in our lives and in our communities – the stories are diverse, heartfelt, and will leave you excited for winter! Bringing ‘Nexus’ to Telluride is an awesome opportunity for us all to connect, celebrate the coming of winter, and honor community members we’ve lost in the mountains.”

Keeping the night centered on the accomplishments and representation of female athletes, the short film, “Stepping Out.’ screens before “Nexus.” Salomon ambassador Maddie Crowell stars in the short and will give away a pair of Salomon skis at the 8:30 p.m. screening.

Crowell states: “Growing up in Telluride, I was really lucky to have started skiing from a young age. These mountains are home, and I learned so much about the backcountry and just skiing in general in the region. It was really cool to take the skillset I’ve developed in the San Juans, up to Alaska and pursue a lifelong dream of being in a ski film. ‘Stepping Out’ was a major project for me. From the filming aspect, to the basecamp style trip, to the Alaska Range and everything in between, I learned so much. Grateful for this opportunity and excited to share it with my community!”

“’Nexus’ is the film we all wished we had growing up,” said Shannon Corsi, director and executive producer. “It’s been incredible to have the opportunity to bring it to life, and to have seen such support from athletes, brands and other creatives along the way. To be part of the team which brought this concept from ‘I wish there were more women’s ski films’ to a year and a half later, standing on top of Alaskan ridge lines with some of the best action cinematographers in the game has been a surreal journey.”

The film begins with Jackson, Wyoming locals Jane and Margo, now in their late 60s. They began backcountry skiing around the Tetons 40-plus years ago and still get out for as many backcountry days as possible, slowing down only for new knees. This duo introduces each segment of “Nexus,” and is the common thread that ties the narrative together.

The main segments and athlete duos are:

“A Rising Tide,” featuring Michelle Parker and Brooklyn Bell:

There’s no tutorial on becoming a big mountain skier. The best advice for up-and-comers? Find yourself a mentor. Legendary big mountain skier Michelle Parker knows this all too well, having cut her teeth with Lake Tahoe’s most prolific skiers. Now Parker finds herself sharing her wealth of knowledge with rising star athletes like Brooklyn Bell, as they explore the biggest playground skiing has to offer: Alaska.

“Queens of Corbet’s,” featuring Veronica Paulsen and Caite Zeliff:

Whenever we put on our ski kits, we go from being ordinary humans to superheroes capable of soaring over cliffs, stomping backflips, and doing the impossible. No one knows this feeling better than Caite Zeliff and Veronica Paulsen, who have pushed the limits of women’s skiing by winning the Kings and Queens of Corbet’s competition. In search of fresh snow and a change of pace, “Nexus” follows them on a strike mission to Revelstoke, B.C.

“The New Normal,” featuring Lucy Sackbauer and Ingrid Stensvaag:

On a typical winter day, you can find Lucy Sackbauer and Ingrid Stensvaag pushing themselves on burly big mountain lines. When the sun sets, they head home to trade Gore-Tex for scrubs, buffs for N95 masks, and mittens for PPE to work shifts in their hospitals. In this segment, these athletes talk about the rewards and challenges of balancing healthcare with being professional skiers, and how the two intertwine when making decisions in the backcountry.

“Next Generation,” featuring Krystin Norman and Sasha Dingle:

Right before the fall of Saigon, two teenage sisters, Cúc and Liên (Daisy and Lotus), escaped from the Vietnam War and fled to the U.S. as refugees. As they settled into their new homes and found community in skiing and the mountains. Their passion for the mountains vibrantly lives on in their daughters, Sasha Dingle and Krystin Norman, who are pro skiers and leaders in their communities. In this segment, “Nexus” follows their journey to the mountains and how they honor their mother’s lineage by creating space and community for other women and underrepresented athletes.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the CCAASE, Colorado Creative Industries, the Telluride Foundation, and an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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