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Squaw opens season with film festival

Staff reports

Big air, outrageous stunts and mountains of local Tahoe talent highlight the Squaw Valley Winter Film Festival and Opening Day Celebration to be held Nov. 18, in Squaw Valley’s Olympic House.

The film festival features the premiere of Poor Boy Productions newest film “The Game,” a pipe and park extravaganza highlighting some of Tahoe’s best skiers and snowboarders. Guests will also get a chance to see director Scott Gaffney’s “Something About McConkey” on the big screen. Hailed as the most ridiculous ski film ever, this movie chronicles the career of freeskiing pioneer Shane McConkey. View the trailer on Squaw Valley’s Web site at http://www.squaw.com. Also scheduled for screening is Standard Films’ latest big mountain board flick, “TB9,” featuring big mountain action, a screaming soundtrack and a bevy of snowboarders including Kevin Jones, Jim Rippey, Victoria Jealouse, Jeremy Jones, Johan Olofsson and Brian Savard.

Nov. 18 also marks the start of winter operations for Squaw Valley USA. The aerial Cable Car and High Camp will open for ice-skating, sight seeing and dining and the resort will open for skiing and snowboarding as soon as conditions permit. Admission to the Film Festival is $3. The shows begin at 6 p.m. in Squaw Valley’s Olympic House. Movies will play on a big screen in the Sundeck Tavern and on Bar One’s multi-TV system and will be supported with a full-range sound system.

All ages are welcome in the Sundeck Tavern. Ages 21 and over in Bar One only. For those that can’t make the party, these films will be available for purchase at http://www.squaw.com.


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