Crossing The Line

at The Oriental Theater

October 9, 2019 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: All Ages / Bar with ID     Price: $15
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Crossing the Line – Avalanche Hazard and Comedy



Marty Schaffer - Feel Good Avalanche Decision Making


Katie Burrell – Stand Up Comedy with US Premiere of Dream Job


What do you get when you cross a leading ski guiding expert, known for professionalism and shreducation, with a loveable comedian chasing the ski industry darlings of our time, aspiring to become the next semi-pro half-guide mountain babe? It’s never been done before. Come join us to find out exactly what that means with a night of learning, laughs and a refreshing new take on the ski industry.  I mean really, we go up, we go down, how hard can it be?




Feel Good Avalanche Problems 

Marty is a leading professional ski guide from Revelstoke BC. His passion is not only guiding, but providing approachable education to backcountry skiers of all levels so that they are equipped to make the best decisions possible while ski touring. 


The decision-making process for safe backcountry travel can feel daunting, and there is a lot of information available to us that often goes under-utilized. The avoidable mistakes that can cause avalanches usually become clear after the fact, and thus lend us an opportunity to learn from them. Marty will take us through a personal case study that assesses the mistakes and the wins of a particular situation he was in, so that you are set up for success next time you go out. 



  • Presentation by Marty

  • Eh Frame film – Featuring:  Marty, Lexi Dupont, Corey Seeman, Anna Segal, Greg Hope

  • Trials and Tribulations - A behind the scenes avalanche with Sherpas Cinema  - Featuring: Marty, Chris Rubens and Eric Hjorleifson




Dream Job

Meet Katie. Whether hitting jokes or playing well-managed physical comedy, Katie offers a unique take on storytelling and characters.  A retired influencer, stand-up comedian and filmmaker, Katie has one filter: sarcasm. 


Starring comedian Katie Burrell, Dream Job features Katie doing her best to keep up with three leading industry professionals on a “day in the life.” Leah Evans, professional skier and owner of Girls Do Ski, Christina Lustenberger, Olympic ski racer and big mountain skier, and Diny Harrison, mountain guide, all bring Katie in on what it takes to do what they do. How hard can it be?



  • Stand-up Comedy by Katie

  • The Blondes – A trio of ladies brought together by their passion to shred pow and send it. Janelle Yipper, Tonje Kvivik, Emily Wilde

  • Dream Job - Dream Job is a comedy documentary on what it really means to work as a “pro” in the ski industry.