Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Legend of Aahhh’s Film Debut Nov 2 at Squaw

Posted on November 1, 2012
Filed Under North Tahoe Events, Ski Culture

Many old school skiers remark that this film changed their lives as they watched Scot ski the steep and deep on skinny skis with power and grace.

Filmmaker Greg Stump, who revolutionized the genre of ski films with “Blizzard of Aahhhs,” brings his new semi-autobiographical film “Legend of Aahhhs’ to Squaw Valley on November 2. Preceding the showing of the movie, Stump will join legendary skier Scot Schmidt, and current freeskier phenom Timmy Dutton for a panel discussion moderated by Squallywood author, pro skier and sports psychiatrist, Dr. Robb Gaffney.

The event takes place at Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley, with a no-host reception beginning at 6:30 p.m., and the panel discussion followed by film showing beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Squaw Valley Institute members and $15 for the general public.

Through a semi-autobiographical approach, Stump’s latest work explores the history of the ski film and how these films influenced big mountain skiing and pop culture. “Blizzard of Aaahhs” which was released in 1988 and featured Scot Schmidt, Glen Plake and Mike Hattrup, is widely regarded as the best ski film of all time, and has influenced filmmakers from powerhouse ski and boarding productions companies including Matchstick Productions to Teton Gravity Research (TGR). The film is also credited with launching the extreme sports movement.

In conjunction with Squaw Valley Institute, Truckee’s Start Haus and KTKE 101.5 are collaborating sponsors of this exclusive event.  For advance online ticket purchase, and for more information, visit General public may also purchase in person at the Start Haus in Truckee.

Squaw Valley Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting programs having artistic, cultural and educational values. The Institute presents lectures, performances, forums, exhibitions and classes in the unique mountain environment of Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding communities, bringing together visitors, residents and friends in the truest sense of community.

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