The 19th Annual Powder Awards are on Thursday, and TGR’s film, athletes, and contributors are all well-represented. TGR’s Far Out has been nominated for Movie of the Year, Best Cinematography, and Best Post Production. Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Hadley Hammer, Nick McNutt, and Dane Tudor have been nominated for Best Powder based on their Far Out segment in BC’s Purcell Mountains, and photographer Nic Alegre has been nominated for Photo of the Year twice for the photos he took in Monte Lussari, Italy.
After an impressive performance at the iF3 awards earlier this season, hopes are high that the Powder Awards will go similarly. The reader’s favorite skiers will also be honored, having already been voted upon in the annual Powder Poll.
Stay tuned for updates on the outcome of the Awards, and thanks for your support!
Legendary heli guide Mike Hamilton was killed following an avalanche on Thompson Pass last week. | GoFundMe photo. A well-known heli skiing guide was killed in an avalanche on Thompson Pass outside Valdez, Alaska last week. Mike Hamilton, 46, was a long time and highly respected guide for Valdez Heli Ski Guides who had worked in the Chugach since 2006. He was scouting a run for his clients when he triggered an avalanche that pushed him off a cliff. He was able to deploy his avalanche
Heavy snowfall caused a massive avalanche in Alaska’s Chugach that deposited an estimated 40-foot-deep debris pile, cutting off access to a neighborhood in the Anchorage suburbs. Evacuations were prompted for residents of the Hiland Road area in Eagle River after the debris pile covered an access road. The avalanche occurred late on Thursday March 27 and was described as a once-in-a-100-year event. Mitigation efforts were carried out afterwards to decrease the risk of another slide occurring
Teton Gravity Research and BUFF® are proud to announce the conclusion of a successful second season of our Ski Town Heroes One for One Giveaway! For every TGR x BUFF® Multifunctional Neckwear sold over the past two years, TGR and BUFF® donated one BUFF® product to our Ski Town Heroes, including Lifties, Ski Patrol, Speed Wranglers, Groomers, Lodge Staff, Bartenders, Tram Operators, and everyone who made the magic happen. Ski resorts, like just about everything, faced major challenges