Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche
In the early 1980’s, the Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol were the undisputed gods of winter in the mountain hamlet of Lake Tahoe, California. In 1982, with the mountain closed due to high avalanche danger, an avalanche of unforeseeable magnitude broke free. Millions of pounds of snow hurtled down the side of the mountain demolishing the resort’s base area and burying the parking lot. The wreckage was unimaginable and for the shell-shocked patrol team there was no time to dwell, eight missing victims were buried in the slide - co-workers, friends, family - and every passing second was precious.
The film premieres on September 23, 2022.
BURIED captures the grit, resilience and perseverance of the rescue team as they brave through an unrelenting storm and unimaginable tragedy. Innocence was lost, mortality faced, Mother Nature reckoned with, but through it all they never gave up hope for a miracle.
DIRECTORS: Jared Drake and Steven Siig
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Evan Hayes, Michael Sugar and David Hillman
CO-PRODUCER: MJ Grogan