When do enormous mountains, like Mt. Bachelor and Silverton Mountain, become playgrounds with lots of possibilities? When men and women are great athletes or simply snow enthusiasts with a passion for fresh powder and a snowboard or a pair of skis.

Children of Winter chases these great men and women of snow as they leap and fly in the air, turn and twirl and sometimes go headfirst into the fresh powder or even manage to collide with tree tops, tree trunks or a cabin. Narrated by Jonny Moseley (known for winning the 1998 World Cup Mogul Skiing title), Children of Winter follows world-class snowboarders, skiers Daron Rahlves, Marco Sullivan, Seth Wescott and Wendy Fisher and surf legend Gerry Lopez, and many more, as each tells his or her amazing story of discovery as storms come in and powder sets, to background music by Weezer, Radiohead and Gnarls Barkley. The mastery by which each scene is shot and, more importantly, the ease by which these athletes quite literally fly down the mountains inspires one to fall for the powder even if they end up flat on their back. So, boys and girls, grab your skis and snowboards and hit those great powdery big rocks. And for those of you who do not have the flexibility, coordination and the backbone of these great athletes, well, there’s always Children of Winter.

Grade: A

Children of Winter screens in select L.A. theaters Dec. 4-Dec. 9. For more information and times, visit skinet.com/warrenmiller.