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Drones make you the star of your next Squaw Valley ski or snowboard video

Drones make you the star of your next Squaw Valley ski or snowboard video
A drone shoots video of skiers and boarders at Squaw Valley ski resort. (Cape Productions)

Selfies and GoPro take you only so far when you're on the snow, but picture this: a drone video that captures every turn and trick of your next ski run from angles you just can't get.

Starting Thursday, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows ski resort near Lake Tahoe offers skiers and snowboarders a chance to star in their own on-slope films. Wide-angle overhead shots of the snow, the trees, the sky — and, of course, you — are all part of the wow factor.

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The drone camera shoots from the side (as shown here) while skiers head down slope.
The drone camera shoots from the side (as shown here) while skiers head down slope. (Cape Productions)

The resort has partnered with newcomer Cape Productions for its high-tech drone expertise. Here's how it works: You sign up in advance (either online or at the resort) and are directed to a dedicated run for the shoot.

You get to go down twice, with the drone filming you each time — once from the front, then from the side and back. A handheld camera also captures the action.

Within 48 hours, you'll receive a pro-level two-minute video of highlights set to music. You can slap it on Facebook or just share it with family and friends.

Drone-eye views of the ski run appear in customized videos for skiers and snowboarders.
Drone-eye views of the ski run appear in customized videos for skiers and snowboarders. (Cape Productions)

Drone shoots are available Thursdays through Sundays. It costs $99, whether it's just you, or you and your BFFs. (Take a look at the video above for a sample.)

"The big idea behind Cape is that people should be able to capture their amazing vacation memories," says CEO and co-founder Jason Soll, 25.

Cape also offers drone videos at Homewood Mountain Resort near Lake Tahoe in Homewood and at Fernie Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Canada.

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