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.

 

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!” 

 

The schedule of events for The Gathering is as follows...

Tuesday, March 20

6pm - 9pm – Photography 101 Workshop with Mark Shapiro – RED’s Conference Room

 

Wednesday, March 21

9am - 3:30pm – Skiing/Snowboarding & Photo Workshop with Mark Shapiro (for Workshop participants only)

Thursday, March 22

9am - 3:30pm – Skiing/Snowboarding & Photo Workshop with Mark Shapiro (for Workshop participants only)

              

Friday, March 23

9am - 3:30pm – Skiing/Snowboarding

4pm – Meet & Greet Presenters presented by BC Wine Shop – Rafters at RED

7:30pm – All-Star Photo & Film Night I (Photographer, Filmmaker & Athlete Presentations) – RED’s Conference Room

10pm – Tight’n’Bright 80’s Night featuring DJ Incorrigible – Rafters at RED

              

Saturday, March 24

9am - 3:30pm – Skiing/Snowboarding

11am –  Gang Ski Tour up Grey

7:30pm – All-Star Photo & Film Night II (Photographer, Filmmaker & Athlete Presentations) – Miner’s Hall

10pm – After Party with Special Guests (John Eaves with members from No Excuse & Guest DJ) – Miner’s Hall

Mike Douglas at The Gathering.

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 – Filmmaker, Creative Director and Founder of Juicy Studios

Travis Robb – Filmmaker with Standard Films

Mark Shapiro, The Godfather of Ski Photography

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.

Tickets for The Gathering are on sale now at RED’s Guest Services and can be purchased online by clicking here. For more information on The Gathering, please visit http://www.gathering.redresort.com or call RED Mountain Resort at 1-800-663-0105 or 1-250-362-7384.


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