Upcoming Slideshow and Fundraiser to Benefit Bolton Valley Skiing Backcountry on November 7th

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 01 2012 - 08:54 AM

Show Celebrates Skiing Adventure in the Northeast, Wildlands Conservation

Burlington, VT – On Wednesday, Nov. 7th at 7pm, Moretown, VT-based photographers and storytellers, Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson, of Ember Photography, will bring their multi-media slideshow, Off Piste in the Northeast, to the Film House at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington, VT. Admission to the show is by donation only, and a large benefit raffle, supported by more than a dozen local outdoor-oriented retailers and businesses, will immediately follow the show. (Raffle tickets will be sold at the door for $5 a per ticket, or 5 tickets for $20.) Proceeds will support the VT Land Trust’s campaign to protect the Bolton Valley Backcountry and Nordic Lands.

“The Bolton Backcountry project is a huge opportunity for all those who love to ski, hike and explore the Vermont backcountry,” says Mohr. “There’s a fundraising deadline approaching later this winter, so our hope is that the show will generate some good interest in Bolton and all that it represents.”

The show will feature an entertaining mix of still photography, music and video footage celebrating the photographers’ latest skiing adventures throughout the Northeast. A few highlights from the show include:
– A segment about skiing new backcountry terrain created by TS Irene in New York’s Adirondacks;
– Steep skiing in New Hampshire White Mountains;
– Deep powder skiing in Vermont!
– A taste of canoe-supported skiing, bicycle-powered skiing (in the Alps!), and more…

In December, at local venues over the holidays, Mohr and Johnson will also unveil their newest show, Two Wheels, Two Planks – THE ALPS, which features their recent bicycle-powered skiing adventure through the rugged Swiss, Austrian and Italian Alps. Their shows are part of their 8th Annual Wild People, Wild Places Slideshow Series, and will continue throughout the winter season. Mohr and Johnson co-own Ember Photography (www.EmberPhoto.com), publish www.AdventureSkier.com, and are regular contributors to the outdoor media. Much of their work helps to promote the careful enjoyment and protection of wild lands in North America, the Arctic and the Andes. (More info below.)

Wild People, Wild Places Slideshow Series 2012-13 (more updates soon)
Presented by Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson / Ember Photography

11/7 – Off Piste in the Northeast: A Celebration of Northeast Skiing Adventure
(Benefit for the Bolton Valley Backcountry and Nordic Lands project – in partnership with the VT Land Trust)
@ The Film House at Main Street Landing – Burlington, VT
Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 at 7pm
Admission: FREE (Donations) + Benefit Raffle ($5 tickets/5 for $20)

12/27 – Two Wheels, Two Planks – THE ALPS
@ Big Picture Theatre in Waitsfield, VT
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at 7pm
Admission: FREE + Raffle of Outdoor Gear ($5 tickets)

12/28 – Show TBD
@ Gatehouse Lodge at Sugarbush, VT
Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at 7pm
Admission: FREE + Raffle of Outdoor Gear ($5 tickets)

1/5 – Two Wheels, Two Planks – THE ALPS
(w/ the Green Mountain Club)
@ Mad River Glen Ski Area in Fayston, VT
Saturday, Jan 5, 2013 at 7pm
Admission: $5 for GMC members; $8 non-members + Raffle of Outdoor Gear

ATTACHED PHOTOS (More photos avail. upon request):
Please credit to Brian Mohr/EmberPhoto. Thanks!

Brian Mohr ~ 802-496-5434 ~ info@emberphoto.com

ABOUT: The Wild People, Wild Places project is an ongoing series of exhibits and slideshows designed to inspire the public to enjoy and protect the very places featured. Through their shows, Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson share stories and images from their backcountry skiing, paddling, backpacking and cycling adventures throughout the Northeast, the Arctic, the southern Andes, Europe and North America. Mohr and Johnson photograph for a wide variety of editorial, fine art, wedding and commercial clients. Their work is widely published. For more information, please contact the photographers by phone or email, or visit their websites: www.emberphoto.com and www.adventureskier.com