72nd Warren Miller Film, Winter Starts Now, Premieres in Auckand May 6, Melbourne May 11, Sydney, May 19

May 5th, 2022

Mountainwatch | Press Release

Kick off this winter with Warren Miller’s 72nd feature film, “Winter Starts Now” and Mountainwatch has double passes to giveaway for the Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland shows. Check out Mountainwatch socials to enter.

The tour starts in Auckland at the Rialto tomorrow night, May 6th, and Melbourne at The Jam Factory on May 11th, with over 40 shows in Australia and New Zealand. We are thrilled to have our presenting partner Arc’teryx, as well as our destination partner Canada, who will be providing exciting prizes and special deals.

Plus, all moviegoers are entered into nightly door-prize drawings and the national sweepstakes to win gear, swag, and ski trips.

Winter Starts Now is a “love letter” to that special place on the calendar – the winter season. It’s a call to action for all viewers—get stoked, be prepared, because the season so many live for is


The 72nd annual ski and snowboard film from Warren Miller Entertainment will chase winter from coast to coast. From Alaska’s Prince William Sound, where the only fresh tracks encountered belong to bears, to Maine’s community of craftsmen and women devoted to sliding on snow. From kids with huge Olympic dreams to adaptive shredders who leave even the most able athletes in the dust.

Viewers will road trip with big mountain skiers Marcus Caston and Connery Lundin as they chase winter all the way to Alaska, before catching up with speed riding legend JT Holmes, and meet new friends like Madison Rose and Vasu Sojitra. “Winter Starts Now” takes viewers on a journey to the highest peak in America, to the best-groomed trails at beloved resorts, and to the mom & pop’s that have stood their ground throughout the everchanging ski world. The film is a homage to every skier who lives for the thrill and finds solace on the chairlift.


“If we learned anything from last year’s most unusual winter, it’s that skiing and snowboarding and life in the mountains provide a release and a reprieve and a reminder of what matters most,” said Micah Abrams, VP Content for Warren Miller Entertainment. “Every year, we celebrate that moment when you can see your breath and realize that you’re only a few weeks away from your first run of the year. For the seventy second year in a row, we’re pleased to announce, Winter Starts Now! We look forward to celebrating with you at your local theatre, and if you would like to host a private screening for your business or community please get in touch with team@adventureentertainment.com.

Join this collective experience as the legacy continues. Go to warrenmller.com.au or
warrenmiller.co.nz to learn more.

Featured Athletes 
Noah Elliott | Amy Taisey | Phil Taisey | Rob Lu | Peter McDowell | Jim Ryan | Kaylin Richardson
Madison Rose Ostergren | Marcus Caston | Connery Lundin | JT Holmes | Grete Eliassen
Shannan Yates | Patrick Spence | Harrison Holley | Jayna Davis | Helaina Rivers
Henri Rivers IV | Vasu Sojitra | Pete McAfee | Jonny Moseley | Amie Engerbretson
Hannah Baybutt | Karsten Hart | Doug Rotz | Cheryl Varner | Chris Delumyea

Film Destinations 
Montana | Maine | Idaho | Colorado | Utah | Alaska | California | Wyoming

Arc’teryx, Canada, Ikon Pass, Anon Goggles, Pirate Life Brewing, Arcade Belts, Thermos, Australia, Explore Utah Valley, Chillfactor Ski Magazine, VÖLKL, Blackbird Bespoke Ski Co., 360South, Snow Travel Expo, Auski Australia, Heber Valley, Visit Salt Lake, Park City Mountain, Brian Head Resort, Snowbound, Hakuba