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Sneak Peak of the TransWorld shoot on High Roller

A big shout out to the TransWorld team and their crew of pro riders who spent the last week in March at Heavenly filming the High Roller Park Sessions shoot. The feature is set to debut in the magazine and online next season and despite weather challenges, an elusive sunset shoot, and late nights partaking in South Lake’s infamous nightlife, all came together in an amazing showcase of Heavenly’s signature High Roller Terrain Park.

riders in casino

TransWorld writer, Gerhard Gross, wrote this teaser about the feature:

“What do you do with an unexpected five-foot dump in the middle of March like the one South Lake Tahoe recently got? Well first you should shred that pow, but second, if you’re the park crew at Heavenly Mountain Resort, you use the snow to push the towers on your jumps a little higher and stack some extra features before opening the High Roller Park to the fifth and final Park Sessions of the season. Our crew was an unusual mash-up of riders including Eero Ettala, Mark McMorris, Craig McMorris, Andrew Brewer, Sam Taxwood, Johnny Lazz, Jordan Phillips, Tyler Flanagan and South Lakers Nick Poohachoff and Joanna “Pnut” Dzierzawski. Throw in some extras like Brewer’s brother Nick and Rome’s Finnish freak Toni Kerkelä and you’ve got the ingredients for a proper throw down. That’s the point after all—to get a diverse group of people together to jam on features and push each other. Each morning, standing at the top of High Roller Park, Lake Tahoe stretching out as a backdrop, the crew let the night’s smoky casino air pass out of their lungs and dropped in.”

rider on high roller

The full Park Sessions feature drops in the Fall of 2012, but check out the teaser video and photos on TransWorld’s site here.

Thanks so much to the entire TransWorld team and all the riders who came out to play. You guys made it such a fun week and we loved having you. Come back soon!!!


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