Ski Portillo and Colby West Featured in ". . . Like There's No Tomorrow"
We caught up with Warren Miller skier Colby James West to hear what he had to say about jumping out of helicopters at South America’s most renowned ski resort, Ski Portillo in Chile.
As summertime fun-in-the-sun is being had here in the states, it's been dumping snow at Ski Portillo in Chile - over a foot in the last week. This is good reason to offer a sneak peak at our Portillo segment in this year's film, "Warren Miller's . . . Like There's No Tomorrow", starring comedic freeskier Colby West. We caught up with Colby while he was with his friends playing football on the beach in California. Here's what he had to say. Also, click here to see photos from the segment.
What can we expect from your Ski Portillo segment in the upcoming movie?
It’s a lot of my point of view. When I first started skiing I lived in my car, so that’s where it starts out, and then it moves into my ski life from there. You will see some stunts— it’s all about having a good time.
Who did you film with at Portillo?
The whole Spyder team— rippers like Julia Mancuso, Roz Groenewoud, Steven Nyman, Jess McMillian, Daron Rahlves, Julian Carr, and Chris Davenport.
What was your favorite part about filming for this movie?
Probably when I got to jump out of the helicopter into the swimming pool.
Why did you do that?
It goes with a skit that we made for the film. You’ll have to watch the movie to see.
What are your plans for the rest of the summer?
I’ll hang out in LA for the X-Games, then I head down to NZ with the Spyder team to do a contest down there.
What are your plans for next winter?
I want to do a bunch of contests, film with Warren Miller again hopefully, and try to make the most out of all the opportunities that I have to go ski everywhere.
Are you still doing voice overs?
Yes, I did a bunch down here in LA, and I will continue to do voice overs. Once my body is pissed off at me for beating it up all the time, hopefully my voice will still be intact.
If you're looking to escape the heat of summer there is still availability at Ski Portillo for this summer. A Saturday to Saturday ski week in Portillo includes seven nights lodging, four meals per day, lift tickets, and access to a multitude of indoor hotel activities. There is still availability for the ski week starting Aug 27, 2011. For information or to book a vacation to Portillo, call 1.800.829.5325, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on Ski Portillo is available at www.SkiPortillo.com.