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WATCH: Jesper Tjäder Hits World’s First Switch Loop

God bless the mad minds behind the build  at this year's Audi Nines contest.

This year's course implemented a slew of new features and a build that capitalized on transition hits and flowy, unique styles. In liue of just wantonly building a ridiculous amount of XL jumps, the creators of Audi Nines went for originality first and foremost, and had the foresight to build a full loop on the course.

Well, that creative planning paid off over the weekend when Swedish freeskiing extraordinaire Jesper Tjäder decided to hit the full loop switch, and became the first skier to ever accomplish the feat.

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Video: Candide’s Sketchy Drop In
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Video: Candide’s Sketchy Drop In

Video: Candide’s Sketchy Drop In

It would appear that Candide Thovex has returned to snow, which is a bit of an anomaly for him these days. We’ve become so accustomed to him carving into ocean waves and along the rainbow mountains that seeing him on the side of a snowy slope feels almost jarring. But of course, Thovex doesn’t touch anything—whether it be snow, water, or dirt—unless he’s able to do it in his distinctive insane style.  RELATED: Candide Thovex Again Proves He Doesn't Need Snow To Rip. For example, a

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Meet The Winners of the 2018 #TGRgrom Contest
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Meet The Winners of the 2018 #TGRgrom Contest

Meet The Winners of the 2018 #TGRgrom Contest

Every year, TGR challenges the next generation of ski and snowboard groms to produce a video part showcasing their best skiing and riding in the  TGR Grom Contest. This year, after watching close to 100 entries, we have narrowed our list down to two Grand Prize Winners. We are proud to announce one male and one female Grand Prize Winner: 12-year-old Marcus Goguen and 10-year-old Finley Good. Marcus hails from the great white north, calling the big mountains of British Columbia home,

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Alterra Mountain Co Buys Crystal Mountain, IKON Pass Update
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Alterra Mountain Co Buys Crystal Mountain, IKON Pass Update

Alterra Mountain Co Buys Crystal Mountain, IKON Pass Update

There’s been a lot of buzz lately surrounding Alterra Mountain Company and their Ikon Pass. Since launching in January, the list of resorts and destinations keeps growing and growing—to the point that it’s hard to keep track. So, we thought we’d sift through the noise and lay it all out nicely for you. Here’s what happened most recently: In the Pacific Northwest Alterra just announced last week that they purchased Washington’s Crystal Mountain for the 2018-19 season. With this acquisition,