Marko Shapiro presenting at the 2011 Gathering at Red Mountain

THE GATHERING Presented By SALOMON Returns To RED MOUNTAIN RESORT, ROSSLAND, BC
MARCH 20-24, 2012

Presenter Line-Up Announced!

Now in its fourth year, The Gathering presented by Salomon, has earned a reputation as a far-out meeting of the best minds (and legs) in skiing. Over the past three decades, the core Gatherers formed the nucleus of an international network of athletes and adventurers, writers and photographers, and above all, free spirits who pioneered the ski bum lifestyle. Along the way, and not by accident, they wrote the rules on how a proper ski event should be planned, thrown, and hosed down after. Check out our video by clicking here.

The Gathering is a one-of-a-kind ski celebration bringing together sport “insiders” that speak to the culture and history of skiing by featuring the images, stories and the people behind them. This high energy event presents a unique reflection on skiing and mountain culture…where it has been…. and where it is going. While the collective passion for skiing is the core of the event, The Gathering’s main focus is to showcase unique photo and film presentations by select artists, athletes and storytellers. Each of the two evenings of entertainment will have a distinct personality and style.

The Gathering is all about the lore of skiing, about generational sharing and about passing things down.

“We invite everyone out to RED for some awesome spring skiing and to experience The Gathering for a week of photo workshops, film and photo presentations and other festivities” declares RED’s General Manager Erik Kalacis. “This celebration of mountain culture always delivers a great vibe and we sincerely thank Salomon and Powder Magazine for joining us to host this classic event!”

SCHEDULE:

Tues. March 206PM – 9PMPhotography 101 Workshop with Mark Shapiro – RED’s Conference Room

Wed. March 21DayPhoto Workshop with Mark Shapiro (for Workshop participants only)
9AM – 3:30PMSkiing & Snowboarding
Thurs. March 22DayPhoto Workshop with Mark Shapiro (for Workshop participants only)
9AM – 3:30PMSkiing & Snowboarding

Fri. March 239AM – 3:30PMSkiing & Snowboarding
4PMMeet & Greet Presenters presented by BC Wine Shop – Rafters at RED
7:30PMAll-Star Photo & Film Night I – RED’s Conference Room
Photographer, Filmmaker & Athlete Presentations
Tight’n’Bright 80’s Night featuring DJ Incorrigible – Rafters at RED

Sat. March 249AM – 3:30PMSkiing & Snowboarding
11AMGang Ski Tour up Grey
7:30PMAll-Star Photo & Film Night II – Miner’s Hall Rossland
Photographer, Filmmaker & Athlete Presentations
After Party with Special Guests – John Eaves with members from No Excuse & Guest DJ

GUEST PRESENTERS:
The international line-up of Guest Presenters will share stories and images during The Gathering’s All-Star presentations on Friday and Saturday evenings that will be hosted by local Emcee Mitchell Scott:

Ace Kvale – Photographer and original member of Verbier’s Team Clambin
Blake Jorgensen – Action Sports Photographer
Bruno Long – Photographer
Dave Heath – Photographer
Francois Marseille – Photographer
Garrett Grove – Photographer
Kris “Jaymo” Jamieson – Creative/Marketing Executive GoPro Cameras
John Eaves – Former Multiple World Freestyle Skiing Champion and Professional Stuntman
John Falkiner – International Mountain Guide and original member of Verbier’s Team Clambin
Leah Evans – Professional Freeski Athlete
Les Anthony – Writer
Mark Gallup – Photographer
Mark Shapiro – The “Godfather” of Freeski Photography and original member of Verbier’s Team Clambin
Peter Velisek – Professional Freeski Athlete and Coach
Re Wikstrom – Photographer
Scotty Carlson – Film Maker, Creative Director and Founder of Juicy Studios
Travis Robb – Film Maker with Standard Films

PHOTO WORKSHOPS:

To kick-off The Gathering, a one-of-a-kind Photography 101 Workshop will be offered on Tuesday evening March 20th for all beginner photographers.

This will be followed by an in-depth Photo Workshop on Wednesday and Thursday March 21 – 22. Mark Shapiro, the legendary “Godfather of Ski Photography”, will be hosting these interactive workshops. Designed for aspiring sports photographers, participants will learn photography techniques and secrets from the man who pioneered ski photography in the 70’s and 80’s in Verbier, Switzerland. Each day will include on-snow photo sessions with ski models plus in-depth classroom sessions. Cost is $399.00 for the 2 day workshop including a 2 day lift ticket. All participants will present their best photos during Friday’s presentation.

GATHERING TICKETS:

Tickets are on sale now at RED’s Guest Services and at http://gathering.redresort.com/?page_id=22

Tues. March 206PM – 9PMPhotography 101 Workshop with Mark Shapiro
- RED’s Conference Room $25.00
(includes beer & pizza)

Fri. March 237:30PMAll-Star Photo & Film Night I – RED’s Conference Room
Live Show & Tight’n’Bright 80’s Night – Rafters $20.00

Show Simulcast in Sourdough Cafeteria (Kids 12 & under free)
& Tight’n’Bright 80’s Night featuring DJ Incorrigible $5.00

Sat. March 247:30PMAll-Star Photo & Film Night II – Miner’s Hall Rossland
Live Music – John Eaves with members from No Excuse & DJ$20.00

FOR MORE INFO:
Please call RED Mountain Resort at 1-800-663-0105 or 1-250-362-7384
www.gathering.redresort.com
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