Snowmobiles are amazing machines. They'll whip you up the mountain faster than just about anything except a helicopter, and they look super badass on the back of your truck. They inhabit a weird zone between a small motorized vehicle like a dirtbike and a full-sized vehicle; they can be moved under human-power, but not easily. In terms of getting airborne, they are one of the larger chunks of metal which people regularly do flips 'n shit on.
While undeniably versatile and maneuverable, snowmobiles are still heavy and hard. Goel Rauch is pioneering new ways to get hurt while riding a snowmobile, and recently managed to smash his upper back with his sled's rear end. It looks bad, but thankfully Goel hops right back up.
Living in a ski town is pretty epic. From the awesome powder days to the killer après scene, why would you live anywhere else? During your time in these little winter hamlets, you have met some of your best friends and some wildly interesting characters. Here at TGR, we celebrate the variety of personalities that make a ski town so special, so we have compiled a list of the 10 types of people you're most likely to meet in a mountain town. #1) The One Who Doesn’t Ski You are not sure
Moving to a mountain town can be the best decision of your life. Days are filled with crushing the steeps, slaying pow, and abusing shot skis. But who is to comfort you when you’re tired, drunk, and alone at night? Most likely: no one. The lack of reliable, enjoyable, physical companions is a reality that every single ski bum is familiar with. Without a regular influx of options, the mountain man (or woman) resorts to the import/export business. Ski bums import a significant other or
Kids these days. They’ll do anything, like climb El Capitan. On June 12, 10-year-old Selah Schneiter became the youngest person to ascend the valley’s historic route. Following in the footsteps of Lynn Hill, the wee climber—who measures 4’2”—topped out on the route at 5:45 p.m. and was joined by her father Mike and his friend Mark. All in all, it took their group five days. At times she admitted to being scared but overall found the experience enjoyable. And when she found herself becoming