We’re always fans of free gear here at TGR, and we’re even bigger fans of being able to give it away to the winners of our 2020 TGR Holiday Gear Giveaway! With ski season kicking off, we’re giving away the goods to ensure you have an epic winter season, with avalanche safety gear, apparel, ski setups, and some of the best apres gear. Every day this week, we'll be adding a new giveaway to the list, so make sure to check back regularly, read the rules, and sign up to win!
Day 1: Backcountry Access
Float 22 airbag + cylinder (MSRP $784.95 incl. cylinder)
The BCA Float 22 avalanche airbag 2.0 is designed for out-of-bounds, off-piste, freeride, and mechanized skiing and snowboarding. Creating buoyancy and helping you float to the surface, the 150-liter airbag not only decreases your burial depth but also protects your head and neck from trauma in an avalanche. The Float 22™ is our lightest and most affordable airbag backpack available. It will easily carry your winter rescue tools, lunch, water, and an extra layer for a full day in the backcountry. All BCA Float packs include integration for BC Link™ Radios, hydration sleeve, dual-zippered shoulder straps, and molded back panel. BCA’s 200 authorized refill locations around the world make it the easiest refillable airbag system on the market. Float 2.0 air cylinder included in the prize package.
Tracker S Rescue Package (MSRP $379.95)
The TS Avalanche Rescue package is a smart purchase for those looking to gear up for their first backcountry experience, or experienced backcountry travelers wanting to replace their old outdated equipment. This Backcountry Access 3 part package comes with our Tracker S avalanche transceiver, our extendable B-1 EXT avalanche shovel, and quick deploying Stealth 270 avalanche probe. All of the products are key components to a safe excursion in avalanche terrain.
Pair of BC Link Camo Radios (MSRP $319.90 for two)
Stay connected when riding in the backcountry. The BC Link™ Two-Way Radio 1.0 Camo will provide strong group communication, which is the key to any successful day of backcountry adventuring. Find separated friends, communicate plans, and share observations in real-time with the BC Link group communication system. Glove-friendly controls, optimized for easy handling. The Smart Mic user interface is located at your fingertips, meaning you never need to dig the radio out of your pack to change settings. The Smart Mic unit provides push-to-talk button, on/off switch, volume control, battery indicator, loudspeaker, channel selection, and an earphone jack. Comes with a long-lasting rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Tracker4 Avalanche Beacon (MSRP: $385.95)
The BCA Tracker4™ avalanche transceiver is the fastest and easiest-to-use beacon on the market. New for ’20-’21 with rubberized, overmolded case, and larger, brighter LED display. Signal Suppression and Big Picture modes provide no-nonsense multiple victim searching. Tracker’s legendary speed and ease of use, now more bombproof and intuitive than ever before. Take an Avy course, practice up, and turn it on before you even leave the house!
Day 2: Skydio 2 Drone
Skydio 2, Your personal flying film crew. Skydio 2 is the drone that will get you into drones. Skydio 2 delivers advanced flight autonomy based on deep learning algorithms that constantly detect and avoid obstacles, allowing you to perform flight maneuvers that not even expert pilots would dare on any other drone. You focus on what you’re doing - riding a mountain bike, shredding snow, or lining up the perfect sunset shot - while your drone does the flying. It’s the perfect first drone, and the last one you will ever want to fly.
Learn more about the Skydio Drone here.
Day 3: Solo Stove
There's no better way to create good moments and lasting memories around a fire than with a Solo Stove. The Solo Stove Bonfire pushes the limits of airflow efficiency and minimalist design, reinventing the backyard experience so you can get outside and have a roaring, SMOKELESS fire in minutes. Solo Stove's Signature Airflow Design™ creates a super-efficient burn that is mesmerizing to watch. Rising hot air and the absence of oxygen created by the combustion pulls air through the bottom vent holes. This airflow fuels the fire at its base while also providing fuel for the secondary burn to minimize smoke. Complete with 30 day return policy and a lifetime warranty, the unit is made entirely of 304 stainless steel, and at just 20 pounds, the Solo Stove Bonfire is easy to transport for a perfect evening in the backyard, at the campground, or on the beach.
Learn more about the Solo stove here.
Day 4: NEMO Equipment
Lean back and relax in the next generation of camp comfort. Stargaze™ Recliner Luxury is the first ever swinging and reclining camp chair, taking relaxation after a long day on the hill to a new level. The swinging capability offers an exciting new sitting experience, with a relaxing motion that is designed for comfort. Whenever you’re ready to recline, simply lean back to activate the auto-reclining mechanism and enjoy an epic view of the stars. The frame is designed for stability on any surface, including rocky, sandy, or uneven surfaces, bringing relaxation to a host of new environments. Set up is a breeze, and the chair packs neatly into a padded carrying case that’s great to throw over your shoulder.
Learn more about Nemo equipment here.
Day 5: Mountain Hardwear Men’s The Viv™ Gore-Tex® Pro Jacket
Over the past few years, the Mountain Hardwear team has worked closely with steep skier and Chamonix mountain guide Vivian Bruchez to design and develop outerwear with his expert-level experience at the forefront. The Viv™ Gore-Tex Pro Jacket is the ultimate choice for any ski mountaineer who requires top-tier durability and toughness with all the expert-level functionality.
Learn more about the Viv Jacket here.
Day 6: Scott Skis
With outstanding feedback and success in its first season, the award-winning SCOTT Scrapper 115 has become the benchmark for the quiver freeski ski. Utilizing SCOTT’s carbon/wood core construction, the Scrapper 115 combines all the ingredients of a winner – powerful and ultra-stable everywhere, yet light and nimble when needed.
Learn more about the Scott Scrapper 115 ski here.
Day 7: TGR Optics
Introducing the next step in the evolution of TGR Optics - a collection of the world’s finest sunglasses handmade in Italy with polarized lenses by Carl Zeiss. Today's giveaway winner will be able to select one of the following pairs of sunglasses from TGR Optics:
Day 8: Kastle Skis
From storied Austrian ski manufacturer Kästle comes the all new ZX108, a universal shred weapon #ForSkiers. With a sturdy, semi-cap sandwich construction, HOLLOWTECH 2.0 and bomber top-sheet, the ZX108 is playful yet tough. Couloirs or pillows, powder or corn, the do-it-all ski is designed for whatever the day—or season—might throw at you.
Day 9: Yeti
Frustrated by flimsy chairs with fabric that tears and frames that break, Yeti created the most durable and comfortable piece of outdoor furniture on the market. Hondo® Base Camp Chair is built to last season after season and keep sitters supported ‘til the fire dies or the stories run out – whichever comes first. Welcome to Base Camp.
Learn more about the Hondo Chair here.
Custom Yeti Rambler (TGR x Sierra Nevada x Yeti)
The Rambler® 30 oz. is the tumbler that gets you through the day. Your morning brew stays hot, and your iced coffee will stay cold - so take your time. Kitchen-grade stainless steel with double-wall vacuum insulation will protect your drink at all costs.
Learn more about the Yeti Rambler here.
Mammut's avalanche safety kit is one that many of our athletes and crew trust, and after testing it at our International Pro Riders Workshop and in an epic Teton storm cycle that followed, we’re convinced it’s the perfect kit to keep you safe in the mountains. Max Ritter and Mammut photo. Avalanche safety equipment is the kind of thing you need to be able to trust your life to. It needs to work 100 percent every time, with no compromises. When you or a buddy are buried in an avalanche,
Utah's snowpack continues to be unstable and unpredictable. Three snowmobilers experienced it firsthand while riding in Franklin Basin, Utah near the Idaho border last week. The three were out riding when one of them triggered a slide and was carried down to a tree well. He deployed his airbag but was buried under three feet of snow for around fifteen minutes before being rescued by his partners. While the rider was unresponsive upon being found by his partners, they were able to revive him
Packing smart can make a big difference in the backcountry. Max Ritter photo. When most of us head out into the backcountry, it’s likely for a day trip. But regardless of how long you plan to be out in the wild, you should always pack for the off-chance of spending the night. Preparing for the worst isn’t overkill, it’s being smart and realistic. Backcountry skiing and snowboarding are unpredictable sports. We can all do our best to mitigate risks and make a thoughtful plan, but the