The 3rd Annual Teddy Knape Film Festival 2009 will be held Saturday, January 3, 2009

at Crystal Mountain Resort. The event honors the memory of Grand Rapids filmmmaker

and skier Teddy Knape. He was a longtime friend of Crystal Mountain and shot many of

his frst films here at the mountain. He passed away while shooting a film in a remote

location in British Columbia. One of his favorite spots at Crystal, the Back Bowl, has

been since renamed "Teddy's Turn" in his honor and memory.

This year's event will again feature an amateur film contest. Filmmakers who submit

their skiing or snowboarding fim on DVD by December 20, 2008 will have a chance to

win FREE SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING! Registration forms and more details are


The event will run throughout the day with premiers of multiple newly released extreme

ski and snowboarding films but at 5:00 p.m. the party begins. This family event will offer

fun for all ages with many raffles including ski chairs and lots of ski and snowboarding

gear. The amateur films will be previewed and winners revealed as well as many new

and exiting events. The cost $3 or free admission with a t-shirt or raffle book purchase.

All the proceeds will go to the Northern Michigan Adaptive Ski Program. This program

offers amazing skiing opportunities for individuals with disabilities.