FREESKIER Premiere Party Tour — Crested Butte Recap

FREESKIER Premiere Party Tour — Crested Butte Recap

Team FREESKIER is hitting the road again to celebrate the start of ski season. We’re teaming up with the best filmmakers in the industry to show you the latest and greatest movies followed by after parties that go late into the night. Check out the full tour schedule to see where we’re stopping next.

After last week’s 1,700-mile tour of Montana and Utah for the inaugural leg of the Premiere Party Tour, the FREESKIER crew stayed put in our home state of Colorado and ripped down to Crested Butte for this weekend’s festivities. With the leaf-peeping at its finest and chilly weather setting a wintry mood, the attitude on Main Street in “the Butte” was that of tangible excitement for the upcoming ski season. As the FREESKIER RV rolled into town, locals waved enthusiastically in our direction and we were delighted to return the favor by handing out magazines, stickers and hats as passersby hopped onboard to get a glimpse at our rig.

In the lobby and theater of the Center for the Arts, Matchstick’s hometown crowd was buzzing. For nearly 20 years, locals have converged on this particular theater for screenings of Matchstick’s movies, but it’s about to be completely renovated. Much like changing from old Yankee Stadium to the new one, the aura and history of this space goes back to MSP’s beginning and the audience’s energy during each showing of All In certainly spoke to this tenure.

Following the second showing, the over-21 crowd relocated down the street to one of Crested Butte’s most coveted music venues, Public House. Featuring fine dining and cocktails upstairs, Public House offers a top-of-the-line, intimate music venue in its basement bar. Professionally-tuned acoustics provide an amazing listening experience and paintings of rock’n’roll legends Jerry Garcia, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and others line the walls, providing an upscale feel in the space.

Providing the tunes on Saturday night was local ski legend Wendy Fisher, also known as DJ Red, who kept the crowd groovin’ until last call at 1AM. Changing it up between hip-hop classics, deep house tracks and radio hits, Fisher had the dance floor going totally nuts, and gear giveaways from the FREESKIER and MSP squads only added to the excitement. Customized Stanley mugs and swag from Kari Traa, YETI, Goldwin, Coal Headwear, Icelantic Skis, Lifeproof, Pit Viper and Vuarnet were happily received by everyone who stuck around.

Keep scrolling to see a full highlight gallery from last night and stay tuned for more as we’re continue on the FREESKIER Premiere Party Tour.

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