15th Annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival 2017 Was On Point This Year

Miles Clark |
TAFF host and all around mountain badass and good friend Todd Offenbacher presenting the GOLDEN CAMELOT! image: taff

On December 9th, a group of friends and I headed down to the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival (TAFF) in South Lake Tahoe, CA.

Just heading down there was an adventure unto itself with a spectacular sunset at Emerald Bay and some killer pizza at Sierra Slice Pizza Co.

Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe, CA on our way to see the TAFF. image: matt bansak photography

The show itself was boisterous…  1,300 humans, plenty of hoots, plenty of good energy, plenty of rowdiness.  I can confidently say that all 1,300 humans in there were inspired in one way or another by the shows they saw on the big screen.

My favorite movie was a paragliding movie where these guys were so good at it that they could drag their feet across just about anything, do flips, and all kinds of hilarious stunts.

TAFF crowd on December 9th, 2017. image: taff

This year’s TAFF highlighted women in action and adventure sports. 

50% of the movies show at this year’s TAFF featured women in action and adventure sports.

TAFF crowd on December 9th, 2017. image: taff

Snowboard Olympian badass Jaime Anderson won the highly coveted, solid 24-carot gold ;), GOLDEN CAMELOT!  Jamie is from South Lake Tahoe and was clearly moved to receive the award.  She was the first female to win the golden camelot in the TAFF’s 15-year history.

TAFF sold out at 1,300 people and raised $3000 for the non-profit Sierra Avalanche Center this year, and $20,000 to $30,000 for SAC over the past several years.

TAFF crowd on December 9th, 2017. image: taff

My crew and everyone we met there had a blast and we’d like to throw a big shout out to our good buddy, Todd Offenbacher, for putting on a great show and keeping the stoke blazing during a pretty dry December around here.

“Never complain, never give up.”

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