Time stands still in the Old World. There’s an unmistakable beauty when one gets to experience a magical European storm. Quaint alpine villages with church steeples stretch from the valley floor, as if they could reach the surrounding peaks. Join DPS Koalas Piers Solomon and Santiago Guzman in Gressoney Italy, for the fourth installment of the 2015-16 Shadow Campaign, Reverie.
This is the fourth film from DPS Cinematic's The Shadow Campaign Volume II. If you missed the first three, watch them on our TGR profile. Fair warning: you may be buying a ticket to Japan after watching them or ditch your job and become a ski bum like Snowflake.
From The Column: TGR Trip Report Picks
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
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
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,