We all know that in mountain towns this past year, “working from home” often meant “shredding with your phone and taking calls from the chairlift.” We’re not sure what Kai Jones’s boss would think of this indisputable proof of playing hooky, but it sounds like he still made his 4 p.m. meeting, so all is probably well. And come on, with tricks like those, he might as well be employee of the month!
It’s no secret that the demand for backcountry education has risen just as much as backcountry usership this year. For those who have been recreating in the backcountry regularly in seasons past, this means there are not only newcomers to share their powder stashes with, but their knowledge as well. The Tetons are a particularly special place when it comes to backcountry recreation with the sheer amount of access in our backyard. Most days, the parking lot at the top of Teton Pass is full by
TGR Hall of Fame athlete Kent Kreitler is a living legend. He’ll be remembered as the skier who first helped bring tricks to the backcountry, but he is so much more than that. He was part of an elite crew of skiers that pioneered big mountain skiing in Alaska…the generation that lived fast and took chances. Just a few years ago, he was inducted in the TGR Hall of Fame for his many parts in films over the years. In part one of his podcast on the Powell Movement, Mike Powell talks with
Weston's Grizzly is big and floaty, yet nimble and quick-turning tool that’s perfect for racking up vert on those days where’s it’s just too deep to stop. | Andrey Shprengel photo. Wait. Isn’t Weston Backcountry a snowboard company? Well yeah, but they’ve quietly been making skis for the past few seasons, refining designs and tweaking materials to make a strong entry into the world of backcountry . Why the crossover into an entirely different segment of the snow market? Simply put, they