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May, is generally the time that ski resorts begin to let down their hair. Besides freak storms, the really good turns have all been had, and the often stressful energy to get fresh tracks, go biggest, be raddest, has subsided. The sun is out, the beer flows, and everyone relives the best stories from a winter freshly removed.
There's always one last hoorah though, before the skis and boards are traded for bikes, kayaks and climbing gear. A pond crossing. One of the most famous happens at Squaw Valley, the Lake Cushing Crossing. If you can make it to this one, do it! If not, try and find a pond crossing near you. The vibe is amazing, and the contestants are always hilarious.
19th Annual Lake Cushing Crossing - May 3
This annual Squaw Valley spring tradition is Lake Tahoe's original "pond crossing" event and a must-see (or must do)! Jonny Moseley will be acting as your emcee so come to the base of KT-22 and grab your spot around the pond and enjoy the wacky costumes and crazy crossings. The event starts at 2pm, registration (limited to the first 50 entrants) begins at noon on the KT-22 Sundeck.
Please note that this event may be postponed due to bad weather.
Registration: noon on the KT-22 Sundeck. Entry fee is $15 per category (Mens and Womens Ski, Snowboard and Open categories)
Rules: Helmets and personal flotation devices are mandatory. All registrants must be over 18 and must sign a liability release. Crossing devices must be controllable and any tandem entries must be secured to the same crossing device (ie. you cannot ski or board separately but can be bound to the same crossing device).
Contestants are judged on creativity and crossing.
Overall Winner: Silver Season Pass
Remaining Category Winners: $100
Following in the footsteps of 1989's "Gleaming the Cube" with Christian Slater and a young Tony Hawk, Rob Dyrdek and Berkela Films have joined forces to produce "Street Dreams" to release some time this summer I believe. Paul Rodriguez Jr., Rob Dyrdek, Ryan Sheckler along with multiple other pro skaters - try out their acting skills. According to the crew, this movie is not "going to make skateboarding look stupid like all other hollywood skate films." The general plot line is Paul Rodriguez Jr. as a young adult having to choose between chasing a pro skating career or giving it up for the real world...
ESPN and Disney will release the first sports-themed 3D film this summer with a special, limited one-week theatrical run starting Aug. 21. ESPN Films will produce and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will distribute X Games 3D the Movie nationwide into digital 3D theaters around the country. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Steve Lawrence (Down the Barrel), the film will use groundbreaking digital 3D techniques to immerse sports fans into the world of action sports and its top stars. Iconic action sports personalities chronicled in the film are: Shaun White, Travis Pastrana, Danny Way, Ricky Carmichael and Bob Burnquist.
"ESPN is extremely proud to join Disney in bringing the 3D experience to action sports fans," said Ron Semiao, senior vice president, ESPN Films. "The proximity of the cameras to the action combined with the amazing performances by the athletes provides a jaw-dropping, storytelling encounter for fans of all ages."
Mark Zoradi, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group, said, "There is absolutely no sporting event better suited for the Digital 3D medium than X Games. ESPN continues to break boundaries by using digital 3D to put sports fans literally in the center of the action: preparing to launch down the big air ramp with Danny Way, racing downhill on Shaun White's snowboard and flying through the air in Travis Pastrana's Rally car. And Disney is proud to add X Games 3D the Movie to its robust, industry-leading slate of 17 other upcoming Disney Digital 3D releases."
The full-length feature film will capture the drama and spectacle that play out every year at the X Games events and will also tell the stories of the featured athletes showing the sacrifices they make in pursuit of glory and progressing their sport on the industry's biggest stage.
"I'm excited to be involved with ESPN and Disney on this project," said Shaun White, X Games and Olympic gold medalist. "I think the style of filming will bring something new to viewers."