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.
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Parker White is a force in skiing. His style was forged over many years and disciplines, from formative turns in Vermont’s mountains to terrain park and urban destruction and the recent and seemingly endless powder quest. He jokes that he chose this path at age nine. He didn’t know it at the time, but he truly did. Life ever since has been centered on skiing. He moved out west at the age of sixteen with the permission of two very supportive parents, who both have deep roots in the snow.
What does it take to set yourself apart from the pack in a place so saturated with skiers like Jackson? Bryce Newcomb, Atomic ski athlete, has it figured out. It’s pretty simple: let your skiing do the talking. I caught up with him to talk about his role with Atomic and why he hasn't skipped a winter in Jackson for the past nine years. TGR: Bryce, tell me a little about growing up in Sun Valley, and how your ski career got started. Bryce: Like a lot of kids in Sun Valley, I grew up racing
About five years ago, brothers Will and Jim Pattiz took off on a spur of the moment road trip. Their trip would take them from Atlanta, Georgia, to the Grand Canyon. They had no idea that the trip was about to change their lives. Along the way, Will, Jim and a couple of friends stopped at Petrified Forest National Park. Their first park. Ever. And certainly not their last. “We were hooked,” Jim told me. “You don’t really understand how incredible these parks are until you’re actually there,