Cape Productions, a provider of drone video for action sports, is now offering its services five days a week at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Up until this point, Cape’s filming services were offered exclusively during the resort’s dawn patrol sessions (before the lifts officially open for the day).
In January, Cape received an amendment on its commercial exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly closer than 500 feet of customers. Cape has filmed skiers in Canada since December 2014 and in the U.S. since October 2015. This winter, Cape has been operational at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Powder Mountain Resort (Utah), Homewood Mountain Resort (California) and Fernie Alpine Resort (British Columbia).
A Cape video package (filming of two runs with a drone and a handheld camera) costs $99 and includes an edited highlight video. The video is then delivered to a webpage, which can be shared.
“The opportunity to capture your most ripping runs from a bird’s-eye perspective is not a frequent one, and having a highlight reel to take home is the icing on the cake,” says Andy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings LLC, the parent company of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. “Cape Productions has operated with the utmost safety and professionalism during our Dawn Patrol sessions, and we are thrilled to welcome them to the knob hill run during regular hours.”