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15th Annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival Expands Western States Tour Launches December 9, 2017 at MontBleu Resort Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe, California – 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 by the best Tahoe photographers. 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. Many of the segments are special edits including previews of films that have not been released.
Along with the films, audiences are kept on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the next recipient of the coveted Golden Camalot for 2017. For the past 13 years, Offenbacher has presented the Golden Camalot 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.”
A gigantic raffle sponsored by Mammut will raise money for the nonprofit Sierra Avalanche Center and will include season ski passes to Lake Tahoe resorts, a Points North Heli-Ski trip, Stay and Ski packages, and enough gear to stock any adventurer’s garage. 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 MontBleuResort.com.
For more information and to find tickets for all TAFF shows, visit www.LakeTahoeFilmFestival.com