In this educational video from Teton Gravity Research, Colter Hinchliffe and Tim Durtschi instruct us in a variety of ski carrying techniques native to the Austrian Alps. While North Americans will be familiar with the classic over-the-shoulder carry technique known as The Local, they'll be less familiar with Austrian techniques such as The Offering, The Decapitator, The Oklahoma Suitcase, and The Reverse Local, which Colter and Tim demonstrate in person while documenting variances on the techniques performed by native practitioners. For more demonstrations of ski-related techniques, please refer to TGR's latest ski film, Almost Ablaze.
Every ski area comes with a requisite crew of locals that know each and every inch of the mountain, know exactly when patrol will drop that rope, and are hell-bent on having a good time every single day no matter what. Enter the Loveland Rat Pack, a crew of rowdy Coloradans who have the beta on all the secret stashes at the small I-70 resort just up the road from Denver.
Sometimes, with the pressure involved with shooting segments in faraway places of the world, our athletes can forget why they came out there in the first place: to have fun and enjoy the incredible feeling sliding on snow gives. Well, not Tim Durtschi, who can find the humor in anything and has more than his fair share of moments creatively goofing off in the backcountry. Check out the next episode of Rogue Beings, an inside look at the amazing athletes behind our film Rogue Elements.
It’s no secret that to sustain a career as professional skier, you have to put in the off-season training hours. That doesn't just mean going to South America for a few weeks or riding your bike once the trails dry up, but it means hitting the gym and using every chance you can get to gain strength for the winter. Scott multisport athlete Dane Tudor spends much of his winter on huge backcountry ski missions with the TGR crew, but his off-season is anything but “off”. He is busy putting in