On Dec. 29, Crystal Mountain, Mich. will host the Teddy Knape Ski & Snowboard Film Festival to celebrate the life of Teddy Knape, a dedicated skier, filmer and NS member who passed away last spring while filming the K2 Back 9 Invitational in Whistler.The film festival will premiere Photoplay from Theory-3 Media, the film company that Teddy shot for after moving to Washington from Michigan. In addition, the festival will show all of the films Teddy made under the Saw Kaw Films moniker (named after his family’s cabin at Crystal Mountain), which captured some of the best freestyle skiing that the state of Michigan has to offer.Admission is $15 and includes pizza and soda, and all proceeds will benefit the Northern Michigan Adaptive Ski Program. The event will also mark the rechristening of one of Crystal’s runs: the trail formerly known as Back Bowl has been renamed Teddy’s Turn in honor of Teddy. Tickets are available at the Front Desk in the lodge, and the films start at 8:30pm.All NS members in the area are encouraged to get up to the festival to celebrate Teddy’s life and watch some classic Michigan ski films while you’re at it.


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