Eye Of The Condor Lands in La Parva, Chile: A World Class Photo and Video Event
With commitments from world class athletes and photographers, including the K2 Factory Team, La Parva Chile is announcing the Eye Of The Condor, a unique event scheduled for July 30 – August 5, 2011.
MAY 24, 2011 SANTIAGO, CHILE: “The Eye Of The Condor combines world class photographers and videographers with athletes to create a unique competition which puts brands against each other,” says La Parva’s Director of Corporate Sales and Marketing Rodrigo Medina. “Adam Clark came to me with this idea several months ago, and now the vision has become a reality and this is the first event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and everyone at La Parva is extremely excited to be part of this world class competition.”
In addition to the competition aspect, which will award cash prizes to the best video and photography portfolio, the Eye Of The Condor will support the local arts scene, with a photography contest for local Chilean students. The event also will provide a forum for broader discussion, with seminars, photo retrospectives and other events that seek to examine the roll that action sports and photography play in society at large.
“It is important to us that we engage the larger community, not only in Chile but on a global level,” says Medina. “Sports and photography are intertwined in the larger human experience. With the Eye Of The Condor, we seek to examine the role that action sports have played and can play in developing opportunities for communities, and through the Eye Of The Condor’s seminar and exhibition program, we will create dialogs that will inform, excite and educate.”
Confirmed participants in the first annual Eye Of The Condor event include world class athletes such as members of the K2 Factory Team, and Discrete Headwear founder and professional skier Julian Carr, who will head up the Discrete Headwear team.
“I’m very excited to be bringing a team of Discrete athletes to participate in The Eye Of The Condor event,” says Carr. “The Eye is a unique project that combines competition with artistry and social action. It’s highly unusual to be part of something that is so powerful. I can’t wait to get to Chile and La Parva!”
A full list of participating athletes, photographers and speakers will be available shortly. For more information on this project and how your company or team can get involved with The Eye Of The Condor please contact Rodrigo Medina: firstname.lastname@example.org; Michael Reff: email@example.com or Tom Winter: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Thanks to our supporters:
La Parva Ski Resort
Shane McConkey Foundation
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
About La Parva:
La Parva is a Ski Resort located 50 kilometers outside of Santiago, Chile’s capital city. La Parva, is the most exclusive ski resort in Chile, Located 2750 meters above sea level, it is the most elegant, unique and residential ski resort of Chile.
You can be skiing the same day in which you arrive to Santiago! La Parva possesses a privileged location, deep snow conditions, and thanks to its Northern location you can be skiing fresh tracks in the sun all day.
The 15 chair lifts lead to more than 1,000 hectares of ski terrain, with more than 30 trails for all levels. The base elevation is at 2662 meters above sea level and the peak rises to a grand 3720 that creates a vertical rise of 1058 meters.
The town of La Parva is around 900 condos and estimated 7,000 beds.
La Parva also owns a Real State Company, Propiedades La Parva
(propiedadeslaparva.cl), which manages all La Parva owned condos and the real estate building.
La Parva has been the headquarters of important international competitions such as the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour that first came to La Parva in 2009. It possesses three trails authorized by FIS, and because of this La Parva is chosen as a training center by North American and European ski teams like the United States, France, Canada, Slovakia and others.
About the author:
Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, backflips, the Boston Bruins and Norway. Twenty-seven years old and a Massachusetts native, he's the Editor of Freeskier Magazine and Freeskier.com—a proud staffer since 2010.