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Ingrid Backstrom in Alaska for Chasing Shadows.

The Sandy High Ski Team will hold its annual fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, December 4th and 5th, with ski and snowboard gear and apparel, a silent auction and raffle, and two showings of the new Warren Miller film, Chasing Shadows.

The event will be held over two days at the new Sandy High School, 37400 Bell St, Sandy, OR 97055, 5-9 pm on Friday and 9 am-6 pm on Saturday. Showtime for Chasing Shadows will be 6:30 pm both nights, wityh tickets running $20. You can buy movie tickets, preregister consignment items or look at raffle and auction items at the team's website here.

The Sandy Ski Team has about 25 skiers this season between racers and freestylers.  They do dryland workouts 4 days a week until the ski areas open, then head up to Hood to hit the gates and the parks.  Josh Kanable is in his 5th year as head coach, and Coach Pat Potter takes the lead with the freestylers.

Here is a photo of the Sandy High skiers, from last year's state championships on Mount Hood, courtesy of freestyle mom Mary Ellen Fitzgerald:

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Warren Miller's Chasing Shadows co-stars Mount Hood summer racing coach Marcus Caston along with the usual cast of superhuman skiers and snowboarders: speed flier extraordinaire JT Holmes, World Cup downhiller Steven Nyman, Olympic snowcross champ Seth Wescott, ski mountaineer Caroline Gleich, and many more.

Here's the trailer: