Mammut just announced a robust new snow safety athlete team, supporting its mission and goals as the world’s premiere snow safety brand. Boasting the most advanced and reliable avalanche safety equipment on the market, Mammut has long been the go-to brand for snowsports professionals, and with the addition of TGR Athletes Kai Jones, Nick Mcnutt, Christina Lustenberger and Ian McIntosh, that team will lead the way for a safe future in the mountains. Joining the TGR crew are skiers Marcus Caston, Madison Ostergren and snowboarder Forrest Shearer.
Kai Jones, the 14-year-old freeski phenom based out of Jackson Hole, WY, cut his teeth early on in the game as the son of snowsports royalty, TGR founder Todd Jones. Kai embodies the next generation of skiers, and has a unique platform to share not only his experiences but his dedication to safety on the mountain with a new school of mountain sports enthusiasts.
Christina Lustenberger is a tour de force based out of Revelstoke, BC. Christina began her mountain journey as a World Cup alpine skier, and swiftly evolved to an ACMG certified ski guide and world-class big mountain and expedition skier, where she now appears in multiple film productions and leads enviable expeditions with fellow pros.
Ian McIntosh, a professional big mountain skier based in Pemberton, BC, has paved the way for aspiring athletes for over a decade, is a two-time winner of POWDER Awards “Best Line” as well as POWDER’s “Breakthrough Performer” award. Mac has skied multiple first descents around the world and has starred in over 20 major ski films from TGR, Sherpas Cinema, Warren Miller and more.
Nick McNutt, based in Squamish, BC, is a professional freestyle skier who is most at home hucking cliffs and logging awards such as POWDER’s Breakthrough Performance and Best Powder, with multiple Best Male Performance nominations and years of segments with Teton Gravity Research. Honing his skills from freestyle beginnings, Nick has spent the past few years skiing the big mountain terrain of Alaska, Europe, and the BC ranges and continues to push his abilities on steep fluted spines and large faces. In the off season, he spends his time establishing first ascents on the granite walls around his hometown, as well as mountain biking and trail running.
TGR staff writer Katie Lozancich out for a spring walk in Grand Teton National Park. Charlotte Percle photo. Ah, spring. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and it’s now the season for 5 AM wake-ups to go corn hunting in the alpine. While the temptation to head south for some desert adventures might seem alluring, it’s worth putting them off a little longer to squeeze those last spring turns from the mountains. Plus, not having to worry about frostbite or wearing a gazillion
Starting in 2021/2022, Big Sky Resort will limit Lone Peak Tram access to select passholders. Big Sky photo. Big changes are coming for Big Sky’s iconic Lone Peak Tram next winter. Starting in the 2021-2022 season, single-day tickets, Ikon and Mountain Collective passes, and certain Big Sky Resort season passes will no longer be able to access the resort’s tram. Now only the Gold Pass will have unlimited access to the Tram, and the Double Black Pass is the next best option with 10 tram
In the words of none other than Tanner Hall, this one is too good not to post. Adaptive skier Jay Rawe just blew out collective minds stomping a crazy-clean cork 7 in the Boreal, California park. Check out his Instagram for a second angle of the hit! In his words: