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Capturing ski memories on film in Breckenridge

DREW ANDERSEN
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BRECKENRIDGE – Whether it’s a family day on the green runs, an early morning in the powder or an afternoon park session, no trip to the mountain should be forgotten.

That’s where Epic Mountain Productions steps in. A trio of young Texans opened the new business at the La Cima Mall in Breckenridge, and there’s nothing quite like it in Summit County.

The new business specializes in capturing special moments on film. Epic Mountain Productions rents out cameras and helmet cams for skiers and snowboarders to film their own rides, or for a premium, one of their expert videographers will join mountain-goers and film their day.



Those who want to self-produce their own videos and rent the helmet cams receive additional helmets with camera mounts so everyone can be part of the film. The company also offers the option to edit your movie for you, and the top-end package deals includes a BluRay, full-high definition copy of the day’s events.

Clint Choate, Chris Chesson and Chas Vergauwen met in Austin, Texas, and kicked around the idea of starting a company for six months. Choate tested the concept in Lake Tahoe, Nev., and received a favorable response, so the entrepreneurs drew up a business plan in July of 2009 and spent the past 15 months bringing it to fruition.



“We’ve been working on this for a while, and it’s just surreal to finally see the finished product,” Chesson said.

The trio of 20-somethings invested in the company from their own pockets and moved to Breckenridge in early October to set up the store. Planning the opening of the store with Breckenridge Ski Resort’s opening weekend was no coincidence, Chesson said.

Epic Mountain Productions is exclusive to Breckenridge for now, but Chesson said he was in talks with Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area about the possibility of adding services in the future.

“Eventually, we hope to be at every (ski area and resort) in Summit County,” Chesson said.

Epic Mountain Productions worked out deals with several area lodging facilities to advertise their services to guests. Chesson said the hospitality industry was receptive to his request because they Epic Mountain Productions’ services as an added value for guests.

For more information on Epic Mountain Productions, stop by their shop on the second floor of La Cima Mall or visit their website at epicmountainproductions.com.

SDN reporter Drew Andersen can be contacted at (970) 668-4633 or drewa@summitdaily.com.


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