No matter what the weather report says, skiers the world over know that ski season truly starts when the latest Warren Miller film comes out. For more than 50 years, Warren Miller Entertainment has crisscrossed the globe to catch the sport's finest practitioners in action, using stunning cinematography to capture the beauty and essence of the sport pursued at a level most of us can only dream of.The company's 54th annual feature film, Warren Miller's Journey, hits the screen this Friday, December 5, and Saturday, December 6. In true Miller style, the film crosses four continents to capture ski legends such as Glen Plake and Bode Miller in their natural habitat, and features a tribute to snowboarding great Craig Kelly.
Showtimes are 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday at ASU's Gammage Auditorium, 1200 South Forest in Tempe, and 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams. Tickets are available at Ski Pro locations and at the respective box offices. See www.warrenmiller.com for more information.- Craig Wallach
Winter camping lessons from REI
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REI's got the lowdown on high-country camping. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, the stores' outdoor experts share strategies for cold comfort, including tips on proper clothing, tents, snow shelters and cooking. Catch the free sessions at REI in Paradise Valley, 12634 North Paradise Village Parkway, and in Tempe, 1405 West Southern. See www.rei.com for details. - Jill Koch
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Disabled athletes focus of Expo
Sat 12/6 Get in the games this Saturday, December 6, at the Sixth Annual Disabled Sports and Recreation Expo at Mesa's Centennial Center, 263 North Center. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., see demos of athletic and recreation equipment and get up to speed on local resources for the disabled. Admission is free; call 602-406-3606. - Jill Koch