Telluride Adaptive Sports: Screening "Advice For Girls," 1/30/24!
Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP) is a non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities by providing therapeutic recreational opportunities that develop life skills and encourage personal growth. For more information or to get involved please contact TASP at 970-728-5010 and/or go to www.tellurideadaptivesports.org.
On January 30, the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP) is hosting a special screening of film “Advice for Girls.” Event includes Q&A with featured adaptive athlete Hailey Griffin. The film showing is generously sponsored by Ellison MacIntire Partners and the Garrett Companies.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. They are available for purchase at https://www.tellurideadaptivesports.org/events.
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Telluride Adaptive Sports is hosting a special screening of the all-women ski and ride film, “Advice for Girls,” Tuesday, January 30, 5:30 pm, Telluride’s Palm Theatre. The film event takes place in conjunction with Telluride Adaptive Sports Program’s Women Outdoors Ski & Ride Camp.
“Advice for Girls” shines a spotlight on the collective experience of women in the ski industry. With more than 25 women highlighted, “Advice for Girls” features skiers from a wide range of backgrounds, including familiar names like Devin Logan, Lynsey Dyer, Caroline Claire, Amie Engerbretson – and Ridgway local, Hailey Griffin.
Featured in “Advice for Girls” and having sustained an L1 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in January of 2019, Hailey is a force to be reckoned with. She began monoskiing in 2020 and has already earned a 2nd and a 3rd place podium, as well as a 4th place finish from US and Canadian Nationals (2023).
Hailey conquered two first descents in a monoski at Snowbird, UT (Great Scott & North Chute) with a few of her teammates – also monoskiers – in the 2022-23 season and took 1st at Crested Butte, Colorado’s 2023 Adaptive Mountain Biking World Championships. In the fall of 2022, she completed the White Rim Trail on her e-assist Stinger with a group of adaptive riders, riding with Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP).
The film highlights skiers across generations, from women who hold first descents to young skiers ready to make their mark on the slopes. With an intersectional cast featuring all types of women – women of color, queer women, women with disabilities, and more – the crew hopes that everyone is able to find someone in the film to connect with. “Advice for Girls” is proud to be the first feature-length ski film to feature transgender women.
“The deeper importance of inclusion in films like ‘Advice for Girls’ is that it shows a broader spectrum of people that they are welcome for who they are. Despite what it may seem like so often, there is room for those who don’t fit the mold of what most people typically envision a skier to be with regard to gender, race, ability, or background.”
Inspired by producer Addy Jacobsend’s experience as a young woman in the ski industry, the film’s central message reminds women and girls they are worthy of success, allowed to take up space, and valuable to their world. Alongside their ripping skiing, athletes will share the lessons they have learned through their experiences and pass advice on to the next generation of skiers. Intended for more than just the female audience, the film’s crew encourages women and girls to bring their partners, brothers, friends, cousins, dads and uncles. “Advice for Girls” is ultimately a film for all.
“My hope is that the film will help girls skip over some of the limiting beliefs imposed upon past generations of skiers and inspire them to show up as their truest selves,” says Jacobsend.
Featuring an all-female cast and crew, “Advice for Girls” is a must-see ski film for any skiing enthusiast.