See the Best in Independent Films in Tahoe

Kye Petersen on RondThe Telluride Mountain Film Festival comes to North Lake Tahoe Thursday, December 16 and Friday, December 17 and offers up the best in independent films.

Part of the Squaw Valley Institute educational events, the two-day celebration kicks off with a VIP Private Opening Reception and Film Showing at Gallery Keoki in the Village at Squaw Valley December 16 at 6:30 p.m. This private party is limited to 50 people, who will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and appetizers while socializing with the Director of Mountainfilm on Tour, Justin Clifton, and then watch a broad selection of festival films via multiple viewing screens.

The General Public Showing is scheduled for December 17 at the luxurious Resort at Squaw Creek, also in Olympic Valley. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a no-host bar and an 8 p.m. film program.

Tickets purchased online are $20/person with current Squaw Valley Institute members at $10/person and local residents with North Tahoe/ Truckee identification at $15/person. Tickets at the door (if available) are $20/person. Each event will run about two-and-a-half hours.

For more information about the Telluride Mountain Film Festival and to purchase tickets, click to the Squaw Valley Institute’s website at

North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. For lodging reservations, recreation and event details, call North Lake Tahoe at 1-877-949-3296 or visit

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