Alpenglow Sports is excited to welcome The North Face athlete Hilaree O’Neill to the fourth installment of the 12th annual Winter Film Series, presented by davisREED Construction, Inc. O’Neill’s two-part presentation, The Wildest Winter and The Road Less Travelled, will feature two ski mountaineering adventures to remote, difficult and highly coveted alpine peaks in the Sierra, Alaska and Himalaya. The show is at 7pm on Thursday, February 8th at Squaw Valley’s Olympic Lodge.
In the first part of her show, The Wildest Winter, O’Neill travels between the San Juan Mountains in Colorado and the Sierra Nevada. Taking full advantage of the record-breaking snow year during the winter of 2016-2017, O’Neill spent the winter skiing some of the most legendary lines in the western United States. However, these hard earned lines were just training for the main events.
In May of 2017 she made the first descent of the 21,125-foot Peak of Evil in the Punjab Himalaya, and in June skied the Messner Couloir of Denali. Not quite content, O’Neill followed this with a five-day climb of the 8000-foot Cassin Ridge on Denali’s south buttress.
The second part of her show, “The Road Less Travelled” follows her successful first descent of the Peak of Evil in the Himalaya. On her very first expedition as a young, emerging professional skier, this peak, seen from afar, captivated O’Neill. In four expeditions over 14 years, she was only met with failure. Unable to let go of her obsession, Hilaree, along with climbing partner Jim Morrison and photographer Chris Figenshau, set out in May of 2017 to change her luck.
A massive raffle with donations from Hilaree’s sponsors will benefit the Tahoe Food Hub. Additionally, you can enjoy the Food Hub's popular Community Soup Night from 5pm-630pm at OVL!
The Winter Film Series, your chance to step into the lives of some of the most inspiring athletes in the outdoor industry, is presented through the generous support of Sierra Nevada, Aegis Insurance Markets,The Tahoe Weekly, Mt. Lincoln Construction, The Rice Team - Residential Financing, Planet Granite,Hiball Energy, Fireside Pizza and 101.5 KTKE Truckee Tahoe Radio.
Please come early for drink specials and good seating. The show begins at 7pm. Doors open at 615pm and participants are encouraged to take advantage of drink and dinner specials from Fireside Pizza.