Wait, There's More: World Premiere of 'One For The Road'
By Dash Longe | September 28th, 2011
Teton Village, Wyoming —Teton Gravity Research premiered its highly anticipated new film “One for the Road” on Saturday, Sept. 17. Walk Festival Hall, just steps from the world-famous Jackson Hole tram, filled up to the brim during both viewings of the movie. The eager ski and snowboard enthusiasts curbed their anxiety with free keg beer and lawn games out in front of the TGR headquarters while they waited for the doors to open. Once inside, fans were able to have posters signed by TGR athletes Erik Roner, Dylan Hood, Ian McIntosh, Dana Flahr, Rachael Burks, Grete Eliassen, Griffin Post, Todd Ligare, Sage Cattabiga-Alosa, and Shroder Baker. The energy in the theater was ramped up when the athletes and TGR crew began to throw out swag and kick off the raffle. Six stoked crowd members even walked back to their seats accompanied by a pair of skis.
The sold-out, over stuffed venue burst into hysteria when the lights dimmed to an almost pitch black state. The film itself took a different approach from previous years. It follows very closely the travels, in sequence, throughout the 2010-11 ski season. It is a narrated depiction of life on the road as a professional skier. It followed the crew through locations like Jackson, British Columbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Alaska. The skiing was both cutting edge and gnarly and the cinematography was absolutely spectacular. These two key elements combined, made for one of TGR’s best films yet.
The festivities began on the night of Thursday the 15th when the TGR crew hosted their annual Family Dinner. The crew of producers, editors, staff, athletes, and family members loaded into the Bridger gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and headed up to the Couloir restaurant that sits at 9,095 feet and looks out on the entire valley bellow. The night was inaugurated with an open bar followed by a lavish meal consisting of beautifully prepared, melt-in-your-mouth steak and 70 fresh Maine Lobsters that were flown in that morning. The group wrapped up the exquisite feast with personal speeches giving thanks to all who contributed to the film, their season, inspirers or close ones. After the regaling, the evening was topped with a lively photo shoot for ESPN.com by photographer Heather Erson. Check the pics here.
The next day everyone headed to the Teton Pines golf course for the 12th annual TGR Tee-off. This is a chance for athletes and TGR staffers to mingle with sponsors and people of the industry that are missed during our winter months spent hunkered down in some far-off mountains, capturing shots for the upcoming picture. Each group pushed out onto the links with hopes for a win. TGR founder and two-time consecutive Tee-off winner, Steve Jones, was looking for a threepeat. “Now I’m just hoping Ann and Shelly’s team takes it,” said Steve, after his game went south. Sure enough, the group that came in with the lowest score was that of Steve’s fiance Ann Frost, partnering founder Todd Jones’ wife Shelly Jones, Jeff Wogoman and John Jennings. They became the first foursome in the history of the tournament to win with more than one female in a group.
Thanks to TGR for making this past weekend better than ever and for producing such quality entertainment.
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