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 Lakeâ€™s infamous nightlife, all came together in an amazing showcase of Heavenlyâ€™s signature High Roller Terrain Park.
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 youâ€™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 â€œPnutâ€ Dzierzawski. Throw in some extras like Brewerâ€™s brother Nick and Romeâ€™s Finnish freak Toni KerkelÃ¤ and youâ€™ve got the ingredients for a proper throw down. Thatâ€™s the point after allâ€”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 nightâ€™s smoky casino air pass out of their lungs and dropped in.”
The full Park Sessions feature drops in the Fall of 2012, but check out the teaser video and photos on TransWorldâ€™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!!!