The crew at North 40 wants to make a documentary-adventure film celebrating the amazing history, culture and epic riding at Mission Ridge. We need the Mission Ridge community to help make it happen.
Mission Ridge -- One of the most beloved icons of Central Washington. For 50 years she has been a beacon of hope for snow-hungry skiers and riders. When the founding fathers came together in 1962, they knew what was at stake. In the midst of controversy and perseverance “The Little Mountain That Could” was born. With an exciting cast of supporting characters from Gordon West to Prop Man the story of Mission Ridge will have you knee deep in powder!
Several characters from different generations will be featured in the film to give an indication just how special MR is to folks around here. Characters are essential to creating engaging documentary film. In this case we are fortunate because interesting characters have also been in abundance at MR.
Skiing and Snowboarding - Breathtaking cinematography will be the heart of this movie. Action and beauty shots of Mission Ridge and people riding will be featured throughout the film.
Community - What does MR mean to the neighboring communities? What value does it have to individuals and the regional economy? Why have so many fought so hard to keep the mountain thriving over the last 50 years. This film will explore many of these questions.
The Mountain - We intend to make Mission Ridge a character in this film and to help bring out the mountain’s personality through it’s geology, location, the fluctuations in season, weather, the favorite runs, the favorite snows (years), etc.. We hope to personify the mountain to help the audience understand what Mission Ridge gives to thousands of skiers and snowboarders each year.
The Timeline: Production will run through the '13-'14 & '14-'15 Ski Season. Post Production Summer/Fall 2015
EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE! JAN 2016 for 50th Anniversary Year Kick-off!
PUBLIC LAUNCH: Fall 2016
Other Ways You Can Help - No matter what level you want to back the project at, we need help spreading the word about the campaign.