Here is a video I shot/edited and was produced by Fred Wymore for Heavenly Mountain. There are lots of new improvements this year at Heavenly, the flagship improvement being the new Tamarack Lodge at the top of the Gondola. Also new Vail wide is Epic Mix, which reminds me of the vertical plus program that Sierra at Tahoe had back in the day. Should be fun to track my skiing stats for the season.
It’s official the west coast’s largest snowmaking system is fired up. I headed up the mountain at 6:30, driving up the Nevada side from stagecoach to the top of the Gondola. It was a beautiful morning, with some nice and cold temps. When I got to the top of the gondola it looked like mid winter, the whole top of the mountain was engulfed with snow. I have filmed snowmaking a handful of times over the past couple of seasons, this was by far the most snow I’ve seen being produced at one time.
Dane Henry and myself had the honor of producing a promo piece for the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and the Amgen Tour of California. The Amgen tour is the largest cycling event in America, and resembles the famous Tour de France style of race. The tour has eight stops around California, starting here in South Lake Tahoe.
We had an amazing morning for filming, I was part of the ground crew, and setup on fannette island in emerald bay to interview the mayor. Dane was buzzing around us in a helicopter shooting the amazing aerial footage and also put together the edit. This video was shot, edited and delivered all in one day.
I shot at this location back in April and got some really nice shots, so I headed back down there a couple of nights ago to check out the sunset. It was a nice night by the lake, lots of people and boats out enjoying it. Love the spiders, they all emerged right as the sun was setting. Check out the video.
A few weeks back I helped out Dane Henry from Deep Roots Media on a behind the scenes video for photographer Colin Vincent and clothing designer Jeanne Feldkamp. Here is Dane’s finished piece.