Lake Tahoe, CA & NV (Oct. 21, 2009) - Audiences worldwide will experience the true definition of the ultimate ski destination this fall when the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts take center stage in Warren Miller's Dynasty, the latest film debut from Warren Miller Entertainment®. The film includes a Lake Tahoe segment that amazingly captures the essence of Lake Tahoe's winter experience including what has long made it an iconic destination and so legendary to winter sports enthusiasts: bottomless powder, staggering cliff drops, challenging terrain, distinctive personalities and the stunning, brilliant blue waters of Lake Tahoe.
The Lake Tahoe segment in Dynasty includes local, world-class athletes pushing the limits of gravity and the sport while defining in their own words the beauty and cultural elements that comprise the Lake Tahoe experience that lure them back season after season. The astounding athlete roster ranges from former and aspiring Olympians to World Cup champions including Jonny Moseley, Daron Rahlves, Jamie Burge, Errol Kerr and JT Holmes, who were filmed at locations ranging from the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts and surrounding backcountry to the shores of Lake Tahoe itself.
"The prominent presence of seven Ski Lake Tahoe resorts in Warren Miller's Dynasty marries our iconic snowsports destination with a true ski industry icon - Warren Miller films," said John Wagnon, President of Ski Lake Tahoe. "There is no organization better qualified to visually capture Lake Tahoe's legendary terrain, amazing snow depth and world-class ski experience than the film crews at Warren Miller."
The action in the Lake Tahoe segment runs the gamut from massive cliff drops, back flips, scenic turns above the lake, chest-high powder runs following a textbook Tahoe winter storm to the perfectly-pitched steeps and lake views that make Tahoe legendary. The segment includes Olympic-related storylines, including Jamaican Ski Team member Errol Kerr who is training in Lake Tahoe for the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics. Additionally, the 2009-10 winter season marks the 50th Anniversary of Lake Tahoe hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Lake Tahoe's exposure in Dynasty will help build excitement among skiers and snowboarders for the upcoming season with predictions of an El Niño scenario in the long range weather forecast for Lake Tahoe and plenty of new enthusiast-focused amenities and activities at the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts. The El Niño predictions are on point, with the Lake Tahoe area already being blanketed by two storms that have delivered nearly two feet of early season snowfall. In addition, the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts are putting the finishing touches on new lifts, enhanced terrain parks, backcountry programs, and unique clinics and camps that include opportunities to ski with Dynasty film stars. Please visit www.skilaketahoe.com for more information.
About Ski Lake Tahoe
Surrounding North America's largest alpine lake, the seven resorts that make up Ski Lake Tahoe are Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort and Squaw Valley USA. Lake Tahoe boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year, and the region has some of the highest annual snowfall amounts in North America. The seven resorts, all offering unparalleled scenic vistas of panoramic mountain and lake views, are located less than an hour from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. For further information and to directly book travel, lodging and transportation for Ski Lake Tahoe resorts and its travel partners, visit www.skilaketahoe.com.
About Dynasty & Warren Miller Entertainment
From October through December 2009, Warren Miller's Dynasty will crisscross the country on a nationwide film tour, stopping in more than 240 U.S. cities, including major markets like Seattle, Chicago and Los Angeles. With screenings often running for one night only, Warren Miller films attract a cult-like following and mark the official start of winter for sports enthusiasts everywhere. Warren Miller premieres are an experience, a party, and a phenomenon not to be missed. Warren Miller's Dynasty is Warren Miller Entertainment's 60th anniversary feature film, adding it to the legacy of Warren Miller Entertainment's® pioneering influence in action sports cinematography. In addition to producing an annual feature length film, Warren Miller Entertainment has a thriving television development and production division and is a leading source for action sports stock footage. Check out www.warrenmiller.com for tour information, videos, photos and more
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