Lake Effect is an award-winning, two-year, Michigan-based ski film presented by Boyne Country Sports highlighting the joys of backyard adventure, and the shifting perspective of Mike King, a professional skier who has only sought adventure from peaks in the far reaches of the west for a decade. In 2020, when COVID-19 encouraged lockdowns and travel restrictions, King’s life on the road came to a screeching halt. This abrupt change inspired him to take the hurdle as an opportunity to rediscover the unique, untapped terrain, ski culture and people thriving in his home state of Michigan. Throughout filming Lake Effect, King realized you don't need to travel far to have an epic adventure. Rather some creativity, curiosity and the willingness to walk out your front door to the abundance that starts right in our own backyards.

Boyne Country Sports presents a film by Mike King
Directed by: Mike King
Co-Directed by: John O’callaghan
Edited by: Mike King & John O’callaghan
Produced by: Mike King, Sam Bennett, Ella Skrocki
Cinematography by: John O’callaghan, Spencer Milbocker, Ella Skrocki, Ryan Busch, Grant Piering, Mark Bennett & more.
Music by: The Go Rounds
Additional Score by: Benjamin Cohen & Graham Parsons
Re-Recording Mixing by: Benjamin Cohen & Dream Louder
Featuring: Mike King & Friends
Shot on Location: Michigan

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