After 10 years as a Warren Miller skier in 9 movies, Salt Lake native and former Tremendous G and downhill racer Marcus Caston mentioned the brand new movie, “Daymaker,” glided a bit otherwise for him.
First, Caston’s section caught him snowboarding with certainly one of his childhood heroes, Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley.
Secondly, the scenes from the movie that can make its Park Metropolis premiere on Saturday, Oct. 29, on the Ray Theater on the Doubletree Lodge on the Yarrow 1800 Park Ave., have been caught mid-March at Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville.
Thirdly, Caston and Moseley reduce some strains and flipped some tips with a younger Utah skier, Tyler Blocker.
“It was cool to fulfill Tyler,” mentioned Caston, who had simply returned to Utah this previous weekend after snowboarding in Switzerland and Austria. “So, we had Tyler who’s younger, me who just isn’t so younger and Jonny who just isn’t so younger as me, and we every introduced one thing totally different to the desk.”
Blocker landed the possibility to ski with Caston and Moseley after his father entered him in a contest, however the miracle was that the younger skier would even be on the slopes, in accordance with Caston.
“Tyler had been in a severe ski accident two years in the past, and did not know if he would ski once more,” he mentioned. “However he was capable of make a full restoration. And to have him present us round was actually cool.”
Filming at Snowbasin was a terrific expertise for Caston.
“It is enjoyable to journey world wide and see new locations, however it’s additionally enjoyable to remain near dwelling,” he mentioned. “I had skied Snowbasin a handful of instances all through my life, however not like this.”
Hitting Snowbasin’s slopes for a bit greater than every week in Center Bowl Cirque, Needles Cirque and Mt. Ogden helped Caston see the runs otherwise.
“What seems good on digital camera is not essentially what you’ll search for in case you simply snowboarding for the day, as a result of once you’re filming, all of it has to come back along with good snow and good gentle,” he mentioned. “So that you go a bit bit slower—since you’re not simply getting off the carry and bombing down since you would possibly miss one thing—you are extra intentional in the way you’re snowboarding and attempting to make each flip rely.”
Attending to know Blocker was a spotlight for Caston.
“We had an opportunity to go to Tyler’s home, and he has a bunch of my posters that I signed through the years up in his room,” Caston mentioned. “That introduced it dwelling a bit bit, as a result of I had ski posters in my room rising up.”
Seeing these posters in Blocker’s room introduced again recollections of how Caston, as a younger skier, had seemed as much as Moseley.
“Jonny is a hero of mine, and for years, Sports activities Den, a sports activities retailer in Salt Lake, had a wall-sized poster of Jonny doing a 360-mute seize throughout the 1998 Olympics,” Caston mentioned. “So to assume that I’d have the possibility to get to know him, ski with him and joke round with him means the world to me.”
Nonetheless, Caston had a tough time wrapping his head round seeing his posters displayed in Blocker’s room.
“It is arduous to essentially flip it and assume that is what we’re doing for Tyler,” he mentioned. “I do not really feel like a Jonny Moseley hero, and I am actually not. However it’s actually cool to see the posters on Tyler’s wall. I hope it meant one thing to him.”
Along with the Caston, Moseley and Blocker section, “Daymaker,” Warren Miller Leisure’s 73rd movie additionally showcases world-class athletes equivalent to Madison RoseMcKenna PetersonRyland Bell and John Falkineramongst others, in addition to scenic runs in Switzerland, Greece and Canada.
Caston mentioned after a decade, he nonetheless cannot imagine he’s a part of the Warren Miller Leisure household.
“To look again 10 years in the past and assume that I’d nonetheless have alternatives to movie and be a part of this complete factor is wonderful,” he mentioned. “My life has been about touring world wide, seeing locations, and experiencing issues by snowboarding that I won’t in any other case have the chance to do. It is actually formed who I’ve been. It is loopy. I do not know the way it turned out, however I am certain glad it did.”