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Sidecountry Sessions Trailer By Outdoor Research

This winter, OR ambassadors Molly Baker, Zack Giffin and Neil Provo are subscribing to the gypsy life, taking off on a two-month tiny house road trip in celebration of a passion-driven, low impact, ski bum lifestyle. “The opportunity to explore the accessible powder stashes with the most passionate locals is the mission," Provo said. "Getting it the best we can is our objective." Over the next six weeks, the three OR ambassadors, along with videographers Sam Giffin and Andy Walbon will be road tripping to North America’s most respected sidecountry areas in search of deep powder and influential snow loving locals. "We are refining the entire process of living as ski bums." Giffin said. "It is really about figuring out what you do and don’t need. For me, I want to ski and there isn’t much else that I need."Unlike any previous skiing road trip, the Sidecountry Sessions crew is on a mission to find the best snow and greatest communities in prominent powder territory while living out of a ski bum’s dream-home-on-wheels. Along the way, the team will be on the search for the most esteemed, enthusiastic and talented individuals to bring on as members of OR’s Grassroots Athlete Team. Could you or one of your friends be the next team member?Based on recommendations of local skiers via Facebook (no, you can’t nominate yourself), Molly, Zack and Neil will ski, climb and adventure with chosen nominees in order to select the newest members of OR’s athlete team. "Being a part of Outdoor Research is really about being genuine with an honest devotion to a life in the mountains," Baker said. "It makes it really easy for the right people because they essentially continue doing whatever it is that they do and that embodies the mission of the company as a whole." To nominate someone you know, post their photo to the Outdoor Research Facebook page. In the comments section, reference hash tag #SCSessions and include a brief description of why your person would be a great OR Athlete. If we come to their hill, Molly, Zack and Neil want to get in touch with them for a session of slaying pow.Find out what it’s like to spend the season searching for new ski talent while living in 112 square feet of unconventional living space. Showcasing local talent, communities and mountains, watch video episodes of the Sidecountry Sessions releasing each week and find out what happens when these gypsy shredders occupy your parking lot.The tiny house made its debut last weekend at Powder Magazine’s 40th Anniversary party in Sun Valley, Idaho. Stay tuned to outdoorresearch.com/scsessions and Facebook for the next Sidecountry Sessions destination.

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A-Team Showcases “The Chamonix Experience”
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Italian freestyle skier Markus Eder enlisted the ultimate steep skiing squad for his first mission in Chamonix earlier this week. He writes, "It has been my first time going up Aiguille du Midi and skiing in those crazy mountains. Quite the experience to ski Pointe Yield and Couloir Contamin with this sick crew of skiers. May pow is definitely tasteful!"  Eder scored these two proud lines in two days with the help of bonecrushers, Leo Slemett, Laurent Gauthier, Julien Cologne, Tof Henry,

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Behind the Scenes of Bobby Brown’s Epic Mammoth One-Shot
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Behind the Scenes of Bobby Brown’s Epic Mammoth One-Shot

Behind the Scenes of Bobby Brown’s Epic Mammoth One-Shot

One shot edits are all the rage these days. In this one from Bobby Brown, the freeskiing phenom shreds, jibs, and jumps the entire length of Mammoth Mountain. The whole video was shot in one take. Not a bad way to spend a couple of minutes. 

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Take a Look Into Sammy Carlson’s Career In X-Games “Being” Series
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Take a Look Into Sammy Carlson’s Career In X-Games “Being” Series

Take a Look Into Sammy Carlson’s Career In X-Games “Being” Series

Longtime TGR athlete Sammy Carlson has without a doubt elevated himself to one of the most respected and top freeskiers in the world. His skiing breathes a rare combination pure athleticism and flawless style in the gnarliest terrain. The World of X Games "Being" series takes a look at Sammy's career as he's transitioned from a freeski-crazed grom to winning X-Games gold medals, and now acclaimed as one of the top big-mountain skiers in the world. Coming back after a big injury in 2012, Sammy