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Ortovox’s New 3+ Avalanche Beacon Will Save Your Life Quicker

There's an old adage that the best avalanche beacon is the one you know how to use, and there's no doubt that too few of us aren't fluent with how our particular beacon works and its inevitable quirks. Nonetheless, Ortovox's 3+ beacon is one we've been coveting for a bit now. Most current beacons, if their primary antenna ends up in a vertical orientation after an avalanche, are much harder to find, and the searcher's beacon may only be able to pick up a signal within half of the maximum range of their own beacon.

Stay as safe as the TGR pros do by keeping an eye on our entire lineup of Safety Week content at tetongravity.com/safety

The 3+'s smart antenna has proprietary Smart Antenna Technology, which uses gravity to automatically reorient the beacon's antennas so that they are in the best orientation to be picked up from a long distance by the searcher's beacon. 

It also has a great flagging feature for multiple burials and even packs a Recco Reflector for additional searchability using that technology. 

From The Series: TGR Safety Week

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Jackson Hole Reminds Us Of the Epicness That is Kings and Queens of Corbet’s
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Jackson Hole Reminds Us Of the Epicness That is Kings and Queens of Corbet’s

Jackson Hole Reminds Us Of the Epicness That is Kings and Queens of Corbet’s

Four years ago, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort invented what might be sickest contest in big-mountain skiing and snowboarding.  Kings and Queens of Corbet's is the ultimate venue for progression from athletes in about as iconic a venue as possible. Last year, the competition shocked and awed everyone who tuned in online or saw the videos take over their social media feeds. History was made when the first female backflip into Corbet's was stomped by Veronica Paulsen, and the men's field once

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​The Athlete Edits: Sam Smoothy
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​The Athlete Edits: Sam Smoothy

Sam Smoothy is a tough skier to define. His long list of appearances in TGR films has cemented his reputation as a jack of all trades. In fact, we’d even go so far and say he’s pretty much a master of all things big-mountain skiing. Over the years, his career has taken him from his home in New Zealand to some of the biggest and most rugged mountains around the world, to Freeride World Tour podiums, and just about everything in between. Watching Smoothy move through the mountains,

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Elyse Saugstad: On My Own Terms
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Elyse Saugstad: On My Own Terms

Elyse Saugstad: On My Own Terms

Who's the first female skier that comes to mind when you think of someone charging down a mountain and stomping cliffs with utter resilience and poise? We think of the legendary Elyse Saugstad. As a veteran ski racer turned big mountain freerider, she garnered a reputation for fast, technical descents on high-consequence terrain. In 2008, the Alaska native won the Freeride World Tour, the most prestigious accolade in competitive freeskiing. The following year she won the FWT's "Best Female