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Tahoe Adventure Film Festival Dec 9 at MontBleu

Posted on November 25, 2017
Filed Under Mountaineering

Well known as a breeding ground for elite athletes and year-round adventurers, Lake Tahoe is the stage for the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival to be held December 9, 2017  in South Shore at MontBleu.

Designed to capture the intensity and passion of adventure and Tahoe mountain culture, the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival showcases breathtaking video footage of adventure thrill seekers as they ski, bike, jump, climb and surf the world. The fifteenth annual coveted Golden Camalot award will go to South Shore local Olympian Jamie Anderson. See you there!

Marking fifteen years of adventure sports cinematography and culture, Tahoe Adventure Film Festival (TAFF) is the annual gathering of the who’s who of outdoor adventure set in a hypnotic theatrical show of go-go dancers and dramatic action imagery. It’s where the industry’s best filmmakers premier their latest adventure sports films one night only hosted by festival creator and adventurer, Todd Offenbacher.

An annual tradition, TAFF celebrates the adventure sports community with newly released films of daring exploits and epic adventures in some of the most remote places and harsh conditions that test the human spirit. Filmmakers capture the power and intensity of skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, surfing, mountain biking, BASE jumping and other heart pounding sports that feed our addiction to adventure.  Some segments are special edits including previews of films that have not been released.

Each year, the festival highlights the lifestyle and culture of the action and adventure sports. The 2017 festival will feature women athletes in mountain sports, representing an awakening focus on the talent and energy they contribute to the industry. A never before seen edit from Match Stick Production, cut from their 2017 film Drop Everything, features our very own Todd Offenbacher. Don’t miss the comedy edit. Action photography by Christian Pondella, one of the top adventure sports photographers in the world, will be on display. A senior photographer for Powder Magazine, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, Outside, Men’s Journal, GQ, Climbing, and a variety of other publications throughout the world.

TCorey Rich Aurora Photoshe fifteenth annual coveted Golden Camalot award will go to South Shore local Olympian Jamie Anderson. Offenbacher created the award to honor action and adventure sports pioneers for their astounding contributions, excellence, achievements, and leadership that have shaped so many lives and defined our culture. Past recipients include Royal Robbins, Tommy Caldwell, Glen Plake, Fred Beckey, Jeremy Jones, Alex Honnold, Steve Wampler, Hatchett Brothers, Corey Rich, Doug Stoup, Robb Gaffney, Chris McNamerra and Chris Davenport.

Offenbacher, TAFF founder and host of Outside Television, is part of this elite group of daredevils. He guides ski mountaineering trips to the Arctic Circle and Antarctica annually. The festival is an extension of Todd’s passionate nature and life of adventure full of challenges that helps him excel in all areas of life with greater clarity. “I’ve traveled the globe to ski, climb, and explore where I’ve met so many likeminded people living the same dream,” says Offenbacher. “This festival comes from my heart and soul, and represents the collective passion and lessons learned to inspire everyone to pursue their dreams with gusto.”

The 2017 Tahoe Adventure Film Festival debuts at its birthplace in South Lake Tahoe, on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. followed by the films at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the MontBleu ticket office, by calling 775.588.3515, or at

Starting in January 2018, Offenbacher takes his show on the road to Petaluma, Park City, Jackson Hole, Mammoth, Reno, and Minden to ordain new converts to a life filled with adventure.

For more information and to find tickets for all TAFF shows, visit


Top Photo: Shane McConkey looks upside as he jumps into the clouds while skiing in Champerey-Switzerland. Photo by Christian Pondella of Aurora Photos.

All photos by Corey Rich Aurora Photos.

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