Social media is a fickle beast. Scrolling through any feed will reward you with images of high stoke, people dropping huge lines, and skiing limitless powder. But is that the full story? No. As wonderful as the mountains can be, they can also be cruel. Arianna Tricomi recently had a taste of this when she assisted in an avalanche rescue to save a young skier. The event shook her up and left her wondering about how the process of decision making isn’t always present in our feed and what kinds of messages it sends to kids coming up in the sport. She shares her thoughts in an honest and vulnerable video on Instagram, and it’s worth the full watch.
Radios can be an essential tool in the backcountry. BCA photo. Radios can be an invaluable piece of equipment in the backcountry. Given the choice between standing at the top of a steep bowl or couloir and yelling at the top of your lungs to your ski partner “IS IT SAFE?” or spending a little extra cash on a radio, I think most people would opt for the latter. With an abundant rise of backcountry usership over the last ten years (it’s the fastest growing winter sport) and especially in
“I’ve been in the snowboard industry since ‘93, when I started at Transworld. To be able to have been through all the different layers, working at a magazine, brands, being a team manager, working at X-games starting in ‘99, then working at Red Bull to witness the present and the next is insane!" - Selema Masekela | Red Bull Content Pool/Balazs Gardi photo. Forging a career in an industry as volatile as action sports is a challenge, but if there’s one person who can prove that hard work,
Conditions check at one of the snowiest resorts in the East! | Jay Peak photo. Teton Gravity Research is stoked to announce a brand-new partnership with Indy Pass, the fastest-growing multi-mountain pass in North America, as we embark on a new film project to explore the spirit of independent ski and snowboard areas around North America. will produce digital and social storytelling at twelve different independent resorts throughout the winter season, with a short film to be digitally