The team over at snowmaking just fired up the west coast’s largest snowmaking system today at Heavenly Mountain. Nice cold temps are expected the next few day and these guys are planning on pumping out the snow. For the opening sequence, I really wanted to create something different. The concept was to make a dramatic build up, like the count down of a spaceship launch.
I just finished the “I love for Winter” series which highlighted different departments around the mountain and what their employees do in the summer.
This was a concept I originally came up with last year. I think it’s a fun way to build excitement for the up coming winter season and show the great personalities that work at Heavenly.
The transition from one season to another is always an exciting time, especially if you live in the mountains and love snow. Last year was a monster “la Nina” snow year in Tahoe with some ski resorts tallying up over 600 inches of snow. Here is a recap of last year in case you forgot how much snow we had http://vimeo.com/22951931. Winter is creeping up on us fast, the mornings are cold, the days shorter and we just received the first snow of the season. Deja vu? last year the first snow was also on October 5. Could the snow gods be lining us up for another big season? Only time will tell if la Nina rolls back through town again.
First snow in Lake Tahoe 10.05.11
I recently shot and edited a couple summer videos for Heavenly Mountain Resort. New to the mountain is Summer Tubing, a newly designed 500 foot tubing surface with a 65 foot vertical drop. I have to admit it’s a fun little ride, perfect for the kiddies. I had a fun afternoon shooting this little video and used a couple of Go Pro cameras to add some fun shots to the piece.
I also put together a video for Heavenly’s annual mountain clean up day. This is a great event where employee’s get the chance to help clean up the mountain. Lot’s of trash was removed from the mountain, the most popular finds were plastic water bottles, lift tickets and beer bottles. However, people did find some unique items like skis, snowboards, rings, poker chips and digital cameras.