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Caite Zeliff’s Journey To Jackson Hole

When Caite Zeliff moved to Jackson, she had one thing on her mind: pursuing her dream of becoming a professional freeride skier. Growing up in a ski town in New Hampshire (as a child of a single mother nonetheless) gave her a very clear look into the world of ski racing. But as we all know, Jackson Hole isn’t really about bashing gates and lycra suits – it’s about pushing the limits of freeride skiing in some of the burliest terrain around. 

Good thing for Caite, she quickly realized she had a knack for that kind of skiing too, and quietly started making a name for herself in the resort and in the backcountry. That all went into hyperdrive when she dropped into Corbet’s Couloir during the inaugural Kings and Queens of Corbet’s event and took home first prize, catapulting her career to new heights and cementing her place in the community of professional skiers. This year, she took yet another leap and dedicated much of her season to filming with TGR for Make Believe, and let’s just say we’ll let her skiing do the talking – it’s chock of full classic lines like the infamous Cave Air, Gothic Couloir, and all the secret stashes in between.

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The Time Todd Ligare Backed Away From His Line
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The Time Todd Ligare Backed Away From His Line

The Time Todd Ligare Backed Away From His Line

As we've been showing with Dylan Hood and Hadley Hammer, top pros aren't just sending it off every gnarly thing in sight as soon as they show up. Often enough, they're turning around because it's not the right day, the right run, or the right call. CHECK OUT: TGR's comprehensive, multimedia guide to planning your next greatest backcountry adventure As Todd Ligare explains here, taking on a couloir in the Montana backcountry after setting up camp in a new zone took far longer than

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Free the Heel, Free the Mind, Free the Ski
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Free the Heel, Free the Mind, Free the Ski

Free the Heel, Free the Mind, Free the Ski

Everyone knows that tele skiers are kind of just cooler than the rest of us. But watching this video really confirms that freeing the heel really does free the mind when it comes to freestyle skiing. Just some nice tele turns on a powder day look pretty beautiful, but watching French skier Mikael Garcin drop a knee switch is a whole different level of aesthetically pleasing skiing. These moves are sendy for anybody but doing them on teles brings a whole new level of steeze. Maybe one day

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The Athlete Edits: Ian Mcintosh
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The Athlete Edits: Ian Mcintosh

The Athlete Edits: Ian Mcintosh

Like the other veterans of the TGR athlete roster, Ian Mcintosh is showing no signs of slowing down. Instead, he’s pushing himself in ways he never has before – both in the mountains and in his daily life. This season was all about finding a balance between spending time with his new daughter and continuing to pursue a career as one of the boldest skiers around. The BC native certainly stayed true to that reputation by teaming up with his teammates on The North Face squad - Sam Smoothy,