TGR’s latest snowboard film Roadless is finally coming to the big screen in Jackson Hole on 11/14.
Roadless follows Bryan Iguchi, Jeremy Jones, and Travis Rice’s split board expedition deep into the Teton Wilderness last winter. For Iguchi and Rice, the mountains around Jackson are still home, and they have spent years dreaming up a trip like this. This past winter, for the first time in their illustrious careers, these three snowboarding legends were united by a common goal: To trek deep into the wilderness of Wyoming in search of groundbreaking first descents in one of the most remote regions of the lower 48. This arduous journey through this winter landscape not only yielded world-class riding but allowed these three to reflect on their shared past and love of snowboarding in one of America's last wild places.
The film is showing at the Jackson Hole Center For the Arts at 6pm and 9pm on November 14, 2019. Tickets are $15, or $10 for ages 6 and under at the early show. Buy tickets here. Profits from both shows will serve as a benefit for the Bridger Teton Avalanche Center.
BTAC forecaster Bob Comey says that, “Thanks to TGR for supporting the Avalanche Center by hosting this premiere. Over 70% of each season’s operating costs are derived from donations or fund raisers like this. This funding pays for day-to-day operations, allows the Center to start the daily avalanche forecast earlier and push it later into the season, and allows the Center to make improvements to the avalanche hazard assessment products we post on our website and make accessible via smart phones.”
Bryan Iguchi rides the last lingering light of the day. Ming T Poon photo.
Bryan Iguchi shares a moment from a journal he kept from the trip:
The full moon lit the mountains with great detail dropping into the valley. As we descended deeper the walls steepened into a vertical channel with a massive cave. We didn’t dare to explore the predawn primordial landscape. It was a spooky route through avalanche paths crossfire. Its heavy spirit presence was felt by all. At the junction of the river, the terrain transformed into a deep ravine with massive pillows.
It was amazing. There were lines all around us. This was it. The dream was realized.
If you like skiing or riding in the backcountry, come out to support your local avalanche forecasters and watch some seriously rad snowboarding on the big screen!