A packed house at the House of Blues Boston
The worldwide tour for Teton Gravity Research's new film Rogue Elements, presented by REI, is winding down–and what a tour it’s been. Over the past four months, the film has been shown around the globe to some of the biggest crowds we’ve ever had, and at some of the coolest venues our films have ever been screened in.
From intimate premieres in small theaters to large-scale sold-out shows, the response to this year’s film was incredible to see, and so from all of us at Teton Gravity Research and our partners, thank you for coming out and bringing the energy to our worldwide tour!
As you know, we have the best partners in the industry, and this year, they got behind the tour more than ever with the most swag for giveaway we've ever had: REI gift cards and discounted ski tuning vouchers, skis from Atomic and Volkl, North Face jackets, High West whiskey glasses, custom 10 Barrel snowboards, limited edition Rogue Elements Shotzskis and a lot more.
But for a lucky four attendees, the winning didn't stop at the shows. We recently selected winners of our tour grand prize giveaways, which included three different ski trips, each of which came with $500 REI gift cards for a chance to gear up for the trip from a huge selection of skis, boards, boots, outerwear and more.
GRAND PRIZE: Andrew N. from the San Francisco premiere won a trip for two to our hometown Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Upon learning that he won, Andrew had the following reaction: “Its still unbelievable to have won an epic ski trip to Jackson Hole! Thanks to TGR, my best friend/ski buddy and I are able to celebrate his bachelor 'party' by shredding the spots I've been watching in TGR films for years. As a Sierra Nevada local, I am super excited to experience a different mountain range. Also, the sweet $500 REI gift card will come in handy for a dire need of an upgrade and replacements of my snow gear. Cheers to tons of snow, cheers to Teton Gravity, and cheers to an amazing four-day ski adventure!"
SKI CITY TRIP: Ryan M from the Charlotte, NC premiere won a trip for two to Ski City–Salt Lake City–including tickets to the area resorts plus a VIP experience at the High West Distillery.
CRESTED BUTTE TRIP: Ryan C from the Portland, ME premiere won a trip for two to the steeps of Crested Butte, CO.
ATOMIC SKIS: Stephen H from the McCall, ID premiere won his choice of Atomic skis.
We are already working on next year’s plans and can’t wait to share our new film with you in the fall.
The 2018 tour will almost certainly include an expansion of the WhiSKI Series – for those of you that aren’t familiar, we launched this small batch experience in 2017 in conjunction with Charles Schwab, Yeti and High West Distillery. The WhiSKI Series paired a High West whiskey tasting with an athlete and production team Q&A, a VIP screening of the film and swag bags for all attendees. The response to this more intimate event was overwhelming, so we are currently exploring additional locations to bring the WhiSKI Series to in 2018. If you would like us to bring the WhiSKI Series to your town, let us know by filling out the brief form here.
Thanks again for coming out to see Rogue Elements, presented by REI on our worldwide tour – here are a few of our favorite pictures from the fall, we’ll see you next year!
A sold out crowd watching the world premiere of Rogue Elements in Barco 4K resolution
The Stokemobile came out to Jackson Hole (along with the 10 Barrel minipub) for the world premiere
A beautiful night and a sold out Red Butte Garden Amphitheater in Salt Lake City (pc Dan Villaire)
The Seattle WhiSKI Series premiere at the Triple Door
DJ ManCat and drummer Jimmy on-stage at the House of Blues Boston
A stoked winner of some Volkl skis
High West education at the Boulder WhiSKI Series
The 10 Barrel beer garden at the Santa Monica Pier premiere
The TGR / High West co-lab Shotzski in action in Santa Monica
The REI team brought the prize wheel out to the NYC premiere
A great night for some great beer in Boulder
The WhiSKI Series came to the beautiful High West Distillery in Park City
The groms getting posters signed at the family show in Boston
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