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.
Slovakian World Cup skier Andreas Zampa took an unlikely route to the lead at Adelboden on Sunday. Ignoring the conventional wisdom which dictates that staying upright on your skis is the best way to end a race, he took a fall right before the finish and slid over the line on his side. Related: The Freeride World Tour Kicks Off in Hakuba This Week Despite crashing, he took the lead with that run, but did not manage to finish his second, unfortunately preventing him from reaping the
“It’s a bit exposed,” says Jacob Wester casually as he stares down a knife like edge on the Forbes Arete of the Aiguille de Chardonnet in Chamonix. A bit? While that’s a complete understatement for the majority of us, skier Jacob Wester has become fairly accustomed to skiing extreme faces and steep couloirs. RELATED: This French Heli Pilot Does Next-Level Toe In Wester wasn’t always a big mountain skier, in fact, ten years ago he’d never imagined himself climbing with crampons and
For director Clayton Vila, the relationship with Teton Gravity Research has always been a collaborative experience. Unique within action sports filmmaking, Clayton often creates two different cuts from the same TGR segment. One seamlessly aligns with TGR’s snow film, and in his director’s cut, Vila has complete artistic freedom. In fact, before he even stepped behind the lens for Crested Butte segment, Vila was given considerable creative control. The prompt was pretty open-ended with