Check out the intense trailer that has been released for a documentary movie, titled Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche, telling the horrifying true story of an avalanche at the Alpine Meadows ski resort in Lake Tahoe in March 1982.
Buried chronicles the third deadliest avalanche in US history, the miraculous rescue efforts, and the traumas that still torment many of the survivors today. Before the avalanche, the Ski Patrol at Alpine Meadows was known as “the undisputed gods of winter” this event changed everything.
In the early 1980’s, the Alpine Meadows Ski Patrol were the undisputed gods of winter in the mountain hamlet of Lake Tahoe, California, a sun-drenched wonderland of endless powder and parties. 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. Over the next five days, through an unrelenting storm and unimaginable tragedy, the rescue team persevered. Innocence was lost, mortality faced, Mother Nature reckoned with, but through it all they never gave up hope for a miracle.
Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche is co-directed by filmmakers Jared Drake (Visioneers, Greetings from Home) and producer Steven Siig and Greenwich Entertainment will release the movie in select US theaters starting September 23rd, 2022 before it’s on VOD in November.