First Chair Festival: Block Party Kickoff to Utah’s Ski Season this Saturday at The Complex


Photo Credit: Here and Now

By: McKayla Mensinger

To all those ski bums waiting to take a ride on the first chair of the season, you’ll find your snow salvation at First Chair Festival this Saturday at The Complex, by POWDER Mag and Newschoolers. Crowds of hyped skiers and snowboarders, live music blaring, delicious scents of food vendors, and perfect visuals of professional ski films await you there. First Chair Fest, which begins at 2 p.m. and costs $20 for general admission ($45 for VIP), is the first event of the season celebrating all things ski and mountain in Utah. There will be a legendary music lineup featuring rapper Too $hort and electronic duo BoomBox, but the highlight of this festival will be five premieres of radical ski films, including Level 1’sPleasure”, Good Company’s “Vice Versa”, Inspired Media Concept’s “Ring the Alarm”, 4FRNT’sHere and Now” and Eric Iberg’s “Be Inspired.” Also, ski and outdoor apparel companies will showcase their newest gear while food trucks cook up delicious refreshments. The sun may still be shining, but ski bums always find a way to get their next winter fix.

Check out the ski movie trailers over at POWDER’s announcement to the festival:

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Photo Credit: “Here and Now”