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History of Tahoe snowboarding discussed Thursday

Mike Hatchett of Standard Films will show a video and discuss the history of snowboarding at Lake Tahoe at the North Shore Thursday.

The hour-long event will also include a question-and-answer session with Hatchett, according to a release from the Incline Village and Crystal Bay Historical Society. Lake Tahoe’s snowboarding history can be traced back to the late 1970s and includes the Tahoe City dump, where a small, natural half pipe attracted pioneering snowboarders who were not yet allowed on ski resort chairlifts.

Friday’s discussion will be a time to reflect and consider how the modern snowboarding industry came to be, according to the release. Hatchett is a longtime filmmaker in the Lake Tahoe Basin, having worked in the area for more than two decades. Standard Films’ movies include “White Balance,” “Lost in Transition” and “2112.”

“Standard Films has been ‘the soul of snowboard cinema’ since 1991, producing the highest quality snowboard films each winter,” according to the release. “Beginning with the ‘Totally Board’ films that pioneered big mountain snowboarding and revolutionized action sports filmmaking, Standard Films continues to pave the way as the global leader in snowboard motion media.”

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