Winter in Vail is directed by Terry Ingram, a longtime Hallmark Channel moviemaker who brought a small crew to Vail on Dec. 4-5. The movie tells the feelgood story of a single woman named Chelsea (Chabert) who inherits a chalet in Vail. Upon arrival, she meets a man (Tyler Hynes) and falls in love.
Ingram had never been to Colorado before coming to film “Winter in Vail,” though he had specific iconic Vail sites he wanted to shoot. “The bell tower, the skating rink,” he said shortly after wrapping up filming, and enjoying a drink at Pepi’s.
In Winter in Vail Other scenes to expect in the film include the Covered Bridge shot on a snowy morning, drone work over the town and more. The opening scene was shot near the Children’s Fountain in Vail, in front of Lancelot.
A Los Angeles event coordinator learns that her estranged uncle has recently passed away and left her a chalet in Vail, Colo. Chelsea inherits a house in Vail. She meets Owen and gets a much needed break. Together, they put on Strudelfest to highlight the charm of Old Vail.
Ingram is a filmmaker out of Vancouver and has worked with his lead cast of Hynes and Chabert before. He’s been directing for over 30 years. “Winter in Vail” was also filmed in Canada, in the Calgary area. A skier himself, he calls Whistler his home mountain.
He enjoys making Hallmark movies, having shot other genres of films before.“What Hallmark has done over the last couple of years is expand the world,” he said, adding he or his cast has recently shot in New York City, Rome and Africa. “They’re starting to become more global, which is great.”
For “Winter in Vail” he calls it a “classic Hallmark story,” adding that sometimes these movies spawn into a multi-movie series.“Maybe,” he said of coming back to Vail. “It wouldn’t surprise me.”