Powder premieres: South Shore’s Basecamp Hotel hosts two all-new ski film screenings on Saturday, Nov. 19 | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Powder premieres: South Shore’s Basecamp Hotel hosts two all-new ski film screenings on Saturday, Nov. 19

Autumn Whitney
Ski film "Here and Now" and cultural feature "Tahoe: The Daily Routine" screen at Basecamp Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Courtesy / 4Frnt Skis |

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What: “Here and Now” and “Tahoe: The Daily Routine”

When: Saturday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Basecamp Hotel

Tickets: Free

Info: http://www.localfreshies.com

Bring on the powder. While a handful of ski resorts have pushed back their opening dates, there are still opportunities to get excited for the upcoming season this weekend — including the premiere two snow films at Basecamp Hotel. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the venue will screen 4Frnt’s “Here and Now” and Local Freshies’ “Tahoe: The Daily Routine,” both of which are making their Tahoe debut.

“Here and Now,” the main feature, is your typical ski film. Offering big thrills from mountains around the globe, it showcases the athletic talent of Eric Hjorleifson, David Wise, Wiley Miller and more. The film encourages viewers to put down mobile devices and get outdoors with friends.

“With ‘Here and Now’ the goal is to get people excited for the winter — like a pray for snow party. It’s an opportunity for all ages to get excited for the winter and have a good time before the season ramps up.

“It highlights that in our era of everybody being on social media, we need to step back and have relationships with people and get out to enjoy the here and now.

“Our feature is more on culture. There’s some snowboarding and skiing, but our focus is way more on what’s around Tahoe,” Local Freshies co-founder Alex Silgalis said.

Upon reading various ski magazines, the Local Freshies team noticed Lake Tahoe’s ski scene was receiving negative press after a handful of dry years. According to Silgalis, many of these publications categorized the Basin as “dead.” Thus the team produced “Tahoe: The Daily Routine” to showcase local businesses that prove culture in Tahoe is alive and well.

“We worked with local places like the Keys Cafe in South Lake Tahoe and highlighted some of the more grassroots ski resorts such as Diamond Peak in Incline, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Homewood to give them a voice — show there’s still a culture, how they got here, what it’s like to live in the Tahoe Basin, and what unites all these people’s souls to Tahoe.

“The goal of the movie premiere is, first and foremost, an opportunity to highlight that even though ski and snowboard magazines are saying the culture is dead, that in fact it isn’t. We need to support [local businesses], go to these places and get gear from them. Our response as locals and visitors should be that we support them, so for future generations there are these places still existing in these areas,” Silgalis said.

In addition to the movie screenings, there will be a large selection of raffle items — prizes are provided by 4Frnt Skis, Basecamp Hotel, Diamond Peak, Alibi Ale Works, Nature’s Bakery and more.

The event is free to attend, and doors open at 6 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show.

If you can’t make it Saturday, don’t worry — the two films will screen at Diamond Peak Ski Resort on Dec. 16. There is a $5 cover for the Incline Village event.

Check out http://www.localfreshies.com for more.

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