Field Hall to screen ‘Flying High Again’ snowboard film on Jan. 18

Jason Robinson, a professional snowboarder and local resident, will introduce “Flying High Again,” the latest award-winning film from Teton Gravity Research (TGR) at the Field Arts & Events Hall, 201 W. Front St., Port Angeles, on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Robinson is featured in this ninth feature-length snowboarding movie which was named the Pro Snowboarding Film of the Year at the 2023 International Freesports Film Festival in Whistler, B.C.

Robinson will describe his work in this production helmed by director Mike Hatchett in collaboration with Todd and Steve Jones, co-founders of TGR.

TGR is filming with Hollywood quality cameras now, so the resolution is incredible,” Robinson told KONP 1450 AM’s Todd Ortlof. “Also, the athletes are mic’d up and the microphones are synced to the cameras, so you can hear what the athletes are saying to themselves along with the sound of the boards on the snow.”

Danielle Lawrence, a volunteer with the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation, said in a statement, “It is great that we’re partnering with Field Hall to bring this film to the community. Field Hall has the equipment to show Flying High Again in high definition and with impeccable sound quality. In fact, TGR was a little surprised when we requested such a high resolution version because most venues where the film is shown don’t have that capability.

“Even if you’re not a snowboarding fan, it will be worthwhile to see this film just for the high production values!”

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for drinks and light fare, so this is an opportunity to sample Field Hall’s menu and bar before the film begins at 7 p.m.

Movie tickets, $15 for adults and $10 for youths/college students with ID, are available online at; $15 for adults and $10 for youth and college students with student ID. Tickets will also be available at the door for $20.

The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation will be hosting a raffle at the event with Eddie Bauer gear, a White Claw snowboard, Mission Ridge tickets, a North Face tent donated by Brown’s Outdoor and several other items.

“This is going to be a great evening and an opportunity for people to get in the spirit of winter even though it’s not happening quite yet at the Ridge,” Lawrence said.

This event is sponsored and supported by the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation, Brown’s Outdoor, Field Arts & Events Hall, NxNW Surf, and Surfrider Foundation, and serves as a fundraiser for the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.