Far West Ski Association honors the video/audio tour guide ‘Around Tahoe’
TAHOE CITY, Calif. – When the 600-plus members of the Far West Ski Association convened for their 80th annual convention in June at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, Calif., they honored two of North Tahoe’s more creative ski industry professionals Darin Talbot and Robert Frohlich.
Both Talbot and Frohlich, long-time mainstays of the Tahoe ski scene, are recipients of the 2010 Warren Miller Award for their ambitious and highly entertaining “Around Tahoe: Lake Tahoe’s Ultimate Skiing and Snowboarding Video/Audio Tour Guide.”
The award is given for outstanding service to skiing by cinematographers, photographers, radio or television broadcasters.
Described by Far West Association President Randy Lew as “Deserving and truly a first,” the two CD and one DVD set include information about 16 mountain resorts. The set primarily focuses on alpine skiing, although cross-country skiing is also featured. The DVD, produced by local television producers Mark Jennings and Bill Jensen, visually complements the information on the CDs. It gives viewers the chance to see Talbot in person and to view modern and historical footage shot at the resorts.
Informative yet at times irreverent, the guide provides unique vignettes, historical tales and insider tips to visiting Lake Tahoe in winter. Made up of 57 tracks, highlights include original songs written and sang by Talbot and friend Eric T. Brandt. Guest narrators include Glen Plake, Tom Burt and Dr. Robb Gaffney.
“We’re really honored that this caught the judges’ eye. Fro and I put a lot of passion and heart into this,” says Talbot, the originator and driving force of the project. The popular musician/entertainer has also released four music CDs, as well as the successful two-CD set summer driving edition of Around Tahoe.
Adds Frohlich, who wrote the more than three hours of the guide’s text: “I’m grateful to Darin for asking me to partner up on this project. He deserves the applause for his vision, hard work and creativity.”
For more details visit http://www.aroundtahoe.com.
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