Tahoe Winter Film Series: Backcountry Chile adventure to be featured

Special to the Sun
Courtesy DynafitIn a scene from the March 14 presentation coming to the Olympic Valley Lodge, Donny Roth skis a steep face in a remote corner of the Cordillera, Chile.

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. – Donny Roth and “Exploring the Cordillera of Chile” will be presented Thursday, March 14 at the fifth and final Winter Film Series presentation in the Olympic Valley Lodge.

Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports, the free event begins at 7 p.m. For details call 530-583-6917.

Roth has spent nine years searching remote corners of Chile looking for the ideal southern hemisphere backcountry skiing location. 2012 brought below average snowfall thus created a last-second change of plans with two friends. Pulling together some unusual resources, the three friends head into the Cordillera, where very few people have traveled in the winter. –

For a week, the team explores unique terrain, is blown away by incredible sunsets and condors flying overhead, all while making first descents on a daily basis.

Since 2006, the Winter Film Series has showcased famous athletes’ adventures all over the world. The event is designed to motivate, inspire and educate. Prizes from Dynafit, BCA, Clif Bar, Zeal, Icebreaker and Mountain Khakis will be raffled to benefit the Far West Nordic Farm Team.

“Bringing world-class athletes to entertain the best group of mountain people on the planet is a total honor for Alpenglow Sports,” said Brendan Madigan, owner of Alpenglow Sports. “We are very proud of our Winter Film Series, and it is an honor to work with local non-profits and our neighbors in the North Shore community. This year we have pushed the bar to nearly $10,000 in raised funds for groups including the Sierra Avalanche Center, Adventure Risk Challenge, Biking for a Better World and the High Fives Foundation. These groups deserve a huge pat on the back for doing absolutely amazing things in our community. We’re just stoked to help their cause, while providing an inspirational and motivational show for the community.”

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