Bridger Bowl is big on videos. Their annual Point and Chute contest draws fierce competition from entries, some of professional caliber. Snow, lifts, skiers, snowboarders, and face plants are all fair game, but of course viewers drool over the dreamy powder shots.
The videos, which run between three and five minutes, are shot by two-person teams. Both members appear in the footage, and shooting must happen during Bridger Bowl's operating hours and within the ski area boundaries.
Bridger Bowl added cash awards to the contest this year. The audience will vote on the awards for best overall video, best powder sequence, and best cinematography. Best overall video winners receive $500. The other two winning videos receive $250 each.
Check out some of the entries from last year's competition at Bridger's Powder Plex Cinema online. Last year's winner "3...2...1" plays with cinematography, and the second place film takes an inside look at being a liftie.
Videographers choosing to enter must submit their films by Mar. 9 and pay a $20 entry fee. Videos must be submitted on DVD in .mov or .wav format. Judging of the videos is scheduled for Mar. 21, when viewers vote for their favorites in the three categories.
- Snow Reports