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Cat’s Outta The Bag On 2-Year Film Project With Sammy Carlson & TGR

Nothing like a little project leak to get your Thursday going! Writer Mike Rogge just dropped an exclusive feature on ESPN's X Games website about the new project we're embarking on with Sammy Carlson (above, shown in a mash-up of his footage from Way Of Life), which is a two-year endeavor focused on paring Sammy's wizard-like abilities in the air and on snow with some next-level cinematography for a film whose working title is The Sammy C Project

Read the full scoop over at ESPN: Sammy Carlson's Next Step

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Inbounds Profile: Mammoth Mountain’s Endless Steeps
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Inbounds Profile: Mammoth Mountain’s Endless Steeps

Inbounds Profile: Mammoth Mountain’s Endless Steeps

To ride Mammoth Mountain’s steep trees, wide open bowls, and vast array of terrain, you’ll want to know where to go when the wind blows, on bluebird days, or in the eye of the storm. With 3,500 skiable acres of inbound terrain, 300 days of sunshine per year, and average annual snowpack of 400 inches, Mammoth definitely lives up to its hype and there are plenty of pockets on the mountain for maximizing the conditions. Here are the zones you don't want to miss.Chair 23- Steep and Deep

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Sam Giffin Nearly Died in An Avalanche Before Returning to Ski Filming
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Sam Giffin Nearly Died in An Avalanche Before Returning to Ski Filming

Sam Giffin Nearly Died in An Avalanche Before Returning to Ski Filming

Five minutes–that's how long Sam Giffin estimates he was buried under an avalanche field when he was caught up in a slide at the Elf Chutes in the Mount Baker backcountry in 2006. And while five minutes may not seem like a long time, when avalanche  suffocation rates skyrocket after a victim is buried for around 30 minutes, it can seem like a lifetime. Though Giffin was successfully extricated from that slide with nothing more than a torn ACL, he emerged from those five minutes in the

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INDIE OPS: Eric Hegreness and Iris Skis
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INDIE OPS: Eric Hegreness and Iris Skis

INDIE OPS: Eric Hegreness and Iris Skis

A few years ago, after working in ski shops for most of his life, Eric Hegreness had enough and decided he wanted to start fresh. To him, the ski industry had become stale, with the same “trends” appearing in every manufacturer’s lineup, but everything skied and looked the same. Wanting something different, Hegreness built a workshop in a garage to start pressing his own skis and make a mark on the ski industry with an eye towards craftsmanship and hand-built skis. Nearly a decade later,