It’s the proving ground for skiing’s most talented; it’s a right of passage for those seeking big drops and steep lines; it’s the home of iconic athletes such as Scot Schmidt, Jeremy Jones and countless others; it’s Squaw Valley. Now, enjoy it’s legacy in a completely new way, as seen in this clip from Matchstick Productions’ 2017 release Drop Everything.
“The number of legends who have called Squaw home is ridiculous, and I’d argue more movie segments and iconic shots have come out of Squaw’s inbounds terrain than anywhere in the world,” says the film’s director Scott Gaffney. “But with the passage of time, it occurred to me that there are ripping kids who probably don’t even know who Scot Schmidt is. To me, that’s unacceptable.”
“This mountain and the legends who cut their teeth here have had such a huge impact on our sport,” Gaffney continues. “I wanted to remind skiers of that with the Squaw segment in Drop Everything. I wanted to show how badass the Becks were in the 70s, and how crazy it is that what Scot Schmidt was doing 30 years ago still stands the test of time. I wanted to give just a quick little history lesson and I wanted share Squaw’s legacy.”