Every year here at TGR we are proud to present our annual collection of snow safety resources in the form of Safety Week. This year our focus on safety comes with special importance due to the massive growth of backcountry users and an incredibly unstable snowpack across much of the west. With the challenges we all faced in 2020, we must say it’s pretty amazing to see how many of us have embraced the wonder of the mountains, but that brings a special new set of challenges for everyone, both veteran professionals and first-time recreationalists. With hospitals still overwhelmed by the ongoing pandemic, this is a year where we all need to approach the mountains with an extra bit of safety, be a little more conservative with our decision making, and be respectful of all the new travelers around us. TGR athletes and crew take safety very seriously, convening every December to practice our skills during the International Pro Rider Workshop, a gathering of some of the best minds in the field of mountain safety. This year, despite COVID-19 and other challenges, we were still able to put on clinics for our team thanks to our friends at Mammut and Somewear Labs.
Throughout the next week, you’ll find a library of content on tetongravity.com entirely focused on snow and avalanche science, decision making in the mountains, the latest in safety gear, rescue skills, and some incredible stories of accidents and close calls. Our hope is for you, our audience, to learn something from all this, and better your ability to stay safe this winter.
While this content is meant for you to learn from, none of this is a substitute for formal avalanche training, so we urge you to take a course from a mountain guide or a reputable provider like AIARE or the American Avalanche Institute if you aren’t up to date on your skills. Even if you are, there’s always more to learn.
Let's be real, 2020 has been a doozy. However, thankfully there's been no shortage of awesome-ness from you all - so we've put together a little round-up of our most liked Instagram posts this year. Check out the photos you liked the most from 2020 below! 1. This year, you guys loved the finer things in life: Like art: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teton Gravity Research (@tetongravity) 2. Huuuuge road gaps: View this post on
This year, we've really embraced our love for mountain biking like never before. We're not sure if it's all the dreamy trails here in the Tetons, some new downhill runs at JHMR, or the fact that we released our latest bike film, but it's been epic. Because we want to relive these parts of 2020, (but just these parts), here are our top five most viewed, and favorite stories from this year. Between a couple gnarly crashes, sicks runs, and brilliant commercials, the bike scene this year really
Here at TGR, we have always taken pride in our long-form storytelling. For the past 25 years, we’ve been doing it through our films, but by striving to always be on the cutting edge, we’ve created a home for digital storytelling in the action sports world. This year, we worked hard resurrecting our Women in the Mountains column and released a brand-new collection of stories – the TGR Journal. Alongside those, we took deep dives into the gear and tech world in our TGR Tested series, and