Official Selection MountainFilm 2021

Made in the Mitten

Year
2020
Country
USA
Duration:
7 mins

Overview

While it’s most often thought of as a mountain sport, modern-day snowboarding began on the shores of Lake Michigan. Housebound in a snowstorm, and in need of an activity to get his kids outside, Sherman Poppn fastened two of his daughter’s skis together and stood sideways on the hill in his backyard. And with that, the snurfer was born, creating a magical way to surf the snow. The snowboard industry has come a long way since then, but Made in the Mitten is an homage to the sport’s original roots: the pure joy of riding a skinny piece of wood in the snowy backyards of the Midwest.


Colorado Premiere

Production Team

Director
Zeppelin Zeerip
Producer
Michael Brown

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2021 Mountainfilm Festival.