In this week's episode of Almost Live Chris Benchetler, Daron Rahlves and Dana Flahr explore the far Eastern part of Japan while chasing snow. Watch as they try to shop for food, drive around searching for terrain and build a jump near a pass to session. One For The Road Almost Live is a web series that follows the TGR production team and athletes around the globe as they shoot their 2011 ski film, One For The Road. It provides insight into the lives of the world's top riders as we take an inside look at what goes into first descents, building and hitting massive backcountry jumps and traveling throughout the most exotic locales on the planet. "Almost Live" plants you on location with our crew in the middle of the action. Stay tuned throughout the season and watch the drama unfold. Click Here To Visit The One For The Road Film Page
Steve Katz isn't your average senior-skier. Whereas many 60+ year-old skiers stick to the groomers, he has no trouble getting rad in the park. Maybe he doesn't have all four triples, but that's understandable considering that he was 40 when the first terrain park was built. Related: Alyeska's Slush Cup Is Pond Skimming At Its Finest It's not exactly a big-air edit, but Katz has some serious style. From his sleeveless onesie to bitchin' shades, his outfit looks straight out of a Bunch edit.
Cody Townsend and Bjarne Salen's , a series in which they are attempting to climb and ski every line detailed in is both inspiring and harrowing. A major theme in each episode is risk management, as just about every line involves significant uncertainty and danger. Cody does an excellent job explaining his rationale for nearly every decision made in the course of each prospective ascent and descent, lending the series an element of realism often lacking in extreme-skiing videos. Related: The
Athletes on the Freeride World Tour go big and fast. An unfortunate side effect of nuking down steep and sketchy lines is that when falls happen, they aren't gentle. In fact, they are almost invariably of the "Holy-shit-is-he/she-still alive" variety. Related: Álvaro Penadés Triggers a Spring Avalanche in the Pyrenees With so many strong contenders for Best Crash, it's certain that there was vigorous debate at FWT headquarters over who would make the top five. If we're being honest, there's