Professional Skier Rides Legendary In Bounds Zone At California Ski Resort

Lake Tahoe, California, is home to several world-famous ski resorts. Amongst this crowded roster is Sugar Bowl Resort, which houses some of the area's gnarliest terrain despite its lower profile.

Recently, Xander Guldman, alongside a crew of fellow professional skiers, arrived at Sugar Bowl for a Matchstick Productions shoot at Sugar Bowl's Palisades, a legendary in-bounds zone with spines and chutes that would make Alaska blush.

Notably, the footage of said shoot isn't yet available—presumably, we'll need to wait until next fall when Matchstick Productions' latest offering drops.

In the meantime, we can only speculate about the action that went down and could go down in the coming days.

"I'm part way through a shoot with @mspfilms and wanted to take a second to thank @sugarbowlresort for opening up the Palisades for our crew last week," Guldman wrote on Instagram yesterday.

The Palisades carry sentimental value for Guldman, who has been "obsessed with this terrain since I first laid eyes on it as a 6-year-old ski team kid."

"I always envisioned our little slice of AK finding a home in an MSP film, but I never thought I'd have the opportunity to realize this dream myself," he wrote.

As you may have heard, ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area are now in the middle of a colossal storm. Sugar Bowl anticipates picking up eight to 11 feet of snow by Sunday. Currently, all of the resort's lifts are facing a delayed opening.

"We have no idea what's to come over the next few days, so stay up to date on our operational plans through our conditions page because one thing we can guarantee is that scheduled lifts will be delayed," Megan Flynn, Sugar Bowl's snow reporter, wrote this morning.

While the heavy snow is already proving to be tricky for Sugar Bowl's mountain operations team, it could produce some epic footage for Guldman and the Matchstick crew if they plan to continue filming in the area—provided Sugar Bowl or the surrounding backcountry, becomes safely skiable.

Related: California Ski Area Asks The Internet To Name Incoming "Mega Storm"

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