Eye of the Condor set to take over La Parva, Chile

La Parva, Chile is the place to be from July 30- August 4th for the unique Eye of the Condor contest that’s taking over the Chilean resort. Five ski teams and their respective filmers and photographers are currently en route to the Southern Hemisphere for the weeklong event.

Once in Chile, the teams will be working on portfolios that capture the essence of La Parva and everything the surrounding area has to offer. At the end of the week, the teams will present their work for a chance at multiple cash prizes. Eye of the Condor is unlike any other event of its class and the skiers and photographers are stoked to be apart of this special contest.

Esteemed videographer, John Roderick, is working with the Discrete team and said this about the event, “I’m excited to be going to back to Chile and to be working this great group of skiers. La Parva is an awesome resort, and I look forward to putting together an edit that shows all the action… and I’m hoping to win some money!”

Julian Carr, Discrete Headwear founder said this, “I’m very excited to be bringing a team of Discrete athletes to participate in The Eye Of The Condor event. The Eye is a unique project that combines competition with artistry and social action. It’s highly unusual to be part of something that is so powerful. I can’t wait to get to Chile and La Parva!”

The event is sure to be action-packed and filled with amazing skiing, so stayed tuned to GrindTV for all the excitement coming out of Chile.

First skier arrives to Eye of The Condor / Rachael Burks – Team Discrete from Eye of the Condor on Vimeo.

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Recent storms and ample snowfall has primed conditions for La Parva’s Eye Of The Condor event. The unique photo and video competition features teams battling over 5 days (July 30 – August 4) to produce the most compelling photo portfolio and 3-5 minute video segment. Some of the word’s best athletes will be participating, including Sean Petit, Pep Fujas, Tanner Rainville, J.T. Holmes and more.

Recent snowfall includes a storm that dropped 70 cm last week. And conditions are expected to get better. Weather reports for the Santiago area are predicting good flows of moisture into the region through the middle of next week, with a high probability of more snow accumulations for La Parva and the surrounding mountains.

“The skiing has been amazing over the past week,” says Rodrigo Medina, La Parva Director of Sales and Business. “And with more snow on the way, we expect conditions to be even better for the athletes and their teams.”

The talent pool for The Eye Of The Condor is deep, including teams from K2, KLIÃT, Discrete, Dubsatch, and Optimus Prime. Highlights include K2’s Sean Petit, winner of the Red Bull Coldrush and Linecatcher competitions; Dubsatch’s Leo Ahrens, one of the hottest young athletes in big-mountain skiing, and owner of the North Face Young Gun title in 2009; Optimus Prime’s J.T. Holmes who is currently ranked 16th in the world on the Freeride World Tour and KLIÃT’s Tanner Rainville who finished 8th in the 2008 X Games Slopestyle.

“These are some of the best athletes in the world,” adds Medina, “The talent here represents the best athletes in skiing today, and I expect that the inaugural Eye Of The Condor event will set the bar very high for years to come .”
The Eye Of The Condor will award cash prizes to the best video and photography portfolio while also providing a forum for broader discussion, with seminars, photo retrospectives and other events that seek to examine the roll that action sports and photography play in marketing and brand development.ÃÃÃ'¢ÃÃÃ'¨—ÃÃÃ'¢ÃÃÃ'¨Located 50 kilometers outside of Santiago, Chile’s capital city, La Parva, is the most exclusive ski resort in Chile. At 2662 meters above sea level, the mountain features 15 chair lifts with access to over 1,000 hectares of ski terrain for all levels with a vertical drop of1058 meters.

La Parva has hosted many international events such as the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour and FIS sanctioned races and is a training center for top international ski teams from the United States, France, Canada, Slovakia and others.