This week the U.S. freeskiing team unveiled their new uniforms for the upcoming Olympics in South Korea with a large press event in New York City. It was attended by Maddie Bowman and Devin Logan, along with Aaron Blunck. The North Face was again tasked with creating the kits for Team USA and the company worked closely with the athletes for the new look. Based on feedback from the Sochi games they wanted more muted color palette, which is reflected in the design along with other customization options.
The Sochi Olympics saw high temperatures during the finals and more could be expected with this edition of the games. So beyond the standard jackets and pants, the kits also includes vests, hoodies, overalls, t-shirts and more. The lettering is inspired by the NASA program. One could make the case that both astronauts and freeskiers are "space explorers" in their own right.
I have to say I'm digging Team USA's style and nothing can be as bad as Burton's fake denim or Team Germany's god awful creations.
We were glad to see the denim trend die. USA Today photo.
Bogner came up with these beauties for Team Germany. USA Today photo.
To us skiers, there are certain zones that simply hold such a heavy presence in our minds that they are hard to not think about arcing perfect tracks down. Think Jackson’s Pucker Face, Verbier’s Bec De Rosses, or for those who have ever skied in BC: Kicking Horse’s Ozone Face. Wait, Ozone? Isn’t that the permanently closed avalanche zone above the resort, that has lured a few poachers here and there, but hasn’t seen any real tracks in years? Yes, but after this year’s Freeride World Tour
After raising some eyebrows by deciding to host its Olympic Hospitality Program for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jackson Hole, Wyoming–just over 5,700 miles away from where the Winter Games are actually being held in South Korea–NBC has again decided to pivot by moving the hospitality program in the middle of the Olympic program to another famous winter destination: Cabo San Lucas. NBC's Olympic Hospitality events are a fantastic wine-and-dine experience for the company's biggest programming
Zahan Billimoria's livelihood requires him to be at the top of his game, so he turned his garage into his "dojo." Quinn Banks photo. As you may recall, we here at TGR are quite fond of mountain guide/coach/mountaineer/all-around badass Zahan Billimoria of Exum Mountain Guides. Billimoria has been working for over a decade keeping athletes, filmers and vacationers alike safe in the Tetons, while ticking off a hefty list of impressive accomplishments on his own, including a 12-hour round trip