Winterland was certainly an exciting project for all involved, and we figured you might appreciate another influx of all that awesome footage. Whether it's shredding the steeps of AK with the ladies dream team of Angel Collinson and Elyse Saugstad, Kai Jones re-defining what groms can ski, or front-flipping a classic air with Sam Smoothy during an all-time winter in Jackson Hole, these are some of the most action-packed moments from the film.
Winterland is a celebration of ski and snowboard culture. Today's mountain athletes can only stand as tall as those who came before, these pirates of the past, who followed their own joy and passions.
Kai Jones has accomplished a lot for a 12-year-old kid. He has a multitude of impressive Teton descents under his belt for someone his age, including lines off Mt. Moran and the Middle Teton.
Alaskan skiing is generally considered some of the best on Earth, and for good reason. The lines are steep and clean, lending themselves perfectly to the type of aggressive big mountain skiing and riding that Teton Gravity Research is known for.
I think we can all agree there's something pretty inspiring about watching Sam Smoothy ski. Even after a massive crash while filming in Austria that landed him in the hospital for a few days, Smoothy got back on the horse and rode it all the way to Jackson Hole. There, he spent a few days getting back into the swing of things and teed up some classic XXL airs in the JHMR sidecountry.
Missed Winterland at your local tour stop? Won’t get a chance to watch it on the big screen? No reason to worry - TGR’s latest annual ski and snowboard film is now available for digital download across most streaming platforms.
It seems like all that quarantine stay-at-home training got a select crew of Chamoniards into the best shape of their lives. With normal ski season long gone, the likes of Leo Slemett, Pica Herry, Vivian Bruchez, and countless other local guides and athletes are still getting after it in the Mont Blanc massif. That means massive slogs from the valley floor into zones like the famous Argentiere Basin, Tof Henry taking up the art of speedflying, or finding new first descents on Mont Blanc
Snowboarding film director Tanner Pendelton came out as gay in an interview with Torment Magazine, making him part of a small but growing group of LGBTQ+ athletes in the snowsports world. Pendelton has been a fixture on the snowboarding scene for years, and his raw snowboarding and filmmaking style featured in flicks like , and and brand work for companies like Vans have put a stamp on the sport as we know it. Tanner came out as gay to his close friend Java Fernandez in the Torment interview,
Okay, this might fall on deaf ears for many of you, but for practitioners of the dark art of snowboard mountaineering, this is big news. Phantom Snow Industries – the brand behind the amazing splitboard binding that lets you use a hardboot setup – just announced their first dedicated hardboot for snowboarding. It’s called the Slipper, and it’s a refined version of the Atomic Backland Ultimate boot they have been helping customers modify to use with their binding systems. RELATED: Check Out