Skier Combines Winter Sports, Western Dance in ‘Boots Over Brim’

Skiing, cowboy boots, dancing, whiskey — what else do you need?

Tahoe-based skier Amie Engerbretson is all about skiing. But in her most recent film, she’s more about cutting loose. In “Boots Over Brim,” Engerbretson transports us to the mountains of Wyoming, Tahoe, and beyond. She skis some big lines. And after the lifts close, she takes a shot of whiskey and hits the dance floor, cowboy boots flying.

skier descending steep and crisp powdery slope

How did the dancing start? Well, like dance, skiing is an art.

“A few winters back, Engerbretson and her dad were showing off their dance moves at the Cowboy bar in Jackson, WY. Their footwork got fancy as they started throwing inverted dance moves. Within moments, the bouncer promptly kicked them out saying ‘No boots over the brim!’ A film concept was born that day,” reads the film description.

Top off Engerbretson’s moves on the mountain (and the dance floor) with a perfect track of Paul Cauthen’s country music, and this film is a unique, unapologetic, full-on Western home run.

Runtime: 7 minutes

Produced by Sweetgrass Productions. Film sponsors include K2 Skis, Spyder, SCOTT Sports, and TINCUP Whiskey.

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Mary is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and is based in GearJunkie's Denver, Colo. office. She has a degree in English and journalism, and has a background in both newspaper and magazine writing. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she's not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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