This episode gives an introduction to the basic equipment you need to play in the backcountry. Part 2 of a ten episode educational safety series on backcountry skiing and snowboarding.
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
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,
Way up north, in Native Syilx and Okanagan territory is a magical land of endless blower pow. Lucky for Swedish skier Malou Peterson, this land is now her backyard. While it's a far cry from the dark, icy skiing of Sweden, Peterson has found herself very at home amongst the picturesque mountains and endless pillows to be found here. Watch as Peterson, accompanied by her four-legged friend, Neptune, make this place their own. Hitting big lines with and effortless style and always with a big