Teton Gravity Research is in production of Jeremy Jones' two-year snowboard project titled "Further." Part the "Deeper", "Further", "Higher" trilogy, the three snowboard films focus on Jeremy Jones and his quest to take snowboarding to the most remote locations on Earth — beyond where motorized vehicles can travel. TGR's "Further" production crew just left for a trip to Austria where they hope to ride the Karwendel Range — the largest range in the Northern Limestone Alps. TGR is there riding with Jeremy Jones, Mitch Toelderer, and Bibi Pekarek. David Carrier Porcheron is set to join the crew after he competes in the Red Bull Supernatural event in Baldface, B.C. From TGR's Head of Production Jon Klaczkiewicz: It was a brutal travel day: Jackson Hole to Salt Lake City to Paris to Munich. We arrived at 3 p.m. We didn't get our luggage — which was lost — until 8 p.m. This meant we didn't leave Munich untill 9 p.m. When we finally got to our hotel at midnight to unload our gear and put camera packages together, it was locked. But today, we woke to clouds clearing. The Alps are sick. We met Jeremy Jones at 8 a.m. and went up the tram and immediately started to climb-traverse-climb-traverse-climb around huge, scary, glide cracks. Jeremy, Mitch, and Bibi hit a few super-sloughing sidecountry lines. Then clouds. After such a long journey to get here, it was nice to blow out the pipes right out of the gate. We saw ibexes and got rewarded with a 4,800-foot run back to town after shooting. Austria is beautiful! Austria is awesome! A closer look at the slope. Crazy cracks! Hiking out to the sidecountry zone to shred. Practice before heading further in to the Karwendel Range. Jeremy Jones slashes a turn in Austria. Mitch Toelderer rides a ridge with his slough pouring down. Mitch Toelderer crushes it. A third another angle of this epic moment. We saw Ibexes. Jeremy Jones is all smiles. If conditions permit, the crew will head in to the Karwendel Range in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
The first major snowstorm of 2017 has slammed into central Chile bringing an early Mother's Day gift to Valle Nevado, Arpa Snow Cats, El Colorado, La Parva and Portillo resorts. With over two feet from the May storm and another expected to hit on Wednesday, Chile's main ski areas could begin to open for the season several weeks ahead of schedule, as early as late May. Ski season in South America generally operates mid-June to October. We have collected a series of photos from the
During Sego Ski Co.'s relatively short history, Ron Murray has become sort of a local legend. His 20-plus years of ski repair experience, combined with his time working in manufacturing and his wholesome philosophy on skiing (and snowboarding) has made Ron an integral part of the Sego team and brand. Ron is pretty much everything you look for in a ski tech. His gentle demeanor breathes wisdom and humility, and it shows in his craft. After all, aren't our skis just an extension of our feet?
Greg Von Doersten (or GVD) has been photographing with TGR since the beginning. He met founders Todd and Steve Jones back in the early 90's when they were still skiing for Marmot and filming by themselves with local Jackson Hole crushers. "They were getting it done," Von Doersten told me. "They wanted to see more line skiing and airs in films so they started to develop their own signature thing. I was like 'dang these guys are legit and they are kind of my style.'" Von Doersten