If You Build It

Powerful ideas often demand that we leave the comfort of a safety net. We quit a nine to five. We take out a second mortgage on our house. Along the way, we can expect to be called a crazy one day and brilliant the next. In the late 1990’s, Jeff Pensiero had an idea–to build a backcountry ski lodge that catered to snowboarders. It was outlandish–targeting a market that barely existed—and yet perfect. But, like any dream, it took years of sweat, worry, right people-right time connections, and damn good perseverance to make it all look seamless. From the shores of Lake Tahoe to the world renowned slopes of Baldface Lodge, we bring you one snowboarder’s journey to create his dream.

Music: The Watchmaker by David Beard   •   What Would Wolves Do? by Les Savy Fav   •   Gone Home by Battery Life   •   Letters Home by emFRIK   •   Nathaniel by O’Death   •   Angels Make Contact by Matt Mays   •   This Modern Love by Bloc Party

Music provided by Mevio’s Music Alley.

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