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Clayton Vila Is A Name You’ll Never Forget Again

TGR alum Clayton Villa is a guy whose skiing you just have to respect, whether you're a park rat, first-chair powder whore, or zip up into a GS suit. The Rhode Island native–or more specifically, the kid from a flat island with no skiing 15 miles off the coast of Rhode Island–has as  balls as big as Ian McIntosh has shredding any Alaskan line, except that he puts them to use in a different kind of no-fall zone. You know, close-out rails on two story buildings, enormous death gaps on and off of features, wallride transfers, and stairset handrails barren of snow that kink, twist, and turn and leave no margin for error. And Clayton greases them all with the same level of style and flow that Sage has ever brought to the hill. Whatever your skiing persuasion, Vila's tenacity, commitment, and style are simply impossible to ignore.

In this short film, Clayton and Stept Productions fixtures like Nick Martini, Cam Riley, and Sean Jordan talk about how Clayton came to be one of the most standout urban skiers (for lack of a better term) in recent memory. Spliced in with archival park footage from his Block Island upbringing and more current footage from his countrywide urban onslaught, it's an awesome reflection on one of the most unforgettable skier you'll ever watch.

You can watch Clayton's segment from TGR's The Dream Factory–along with the rest of the movie–for FREE, right now, by becoming a member of the TGR Community. Click here to watch, and look for Clayton's solo project, Five, to drop on Claytonvila.tv this fall.

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Salomon Dissects The Art Of The Perfect Turn In Val d’isere
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Salomon Dissects The Art Of The Perfect Turn In Val d’isere

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With so much focus in skiing these days being put on what happens when your skis leave the ground, the sensation of the perfect turn has taken a backseat. The turn has been trending lately in snowboarding, with the reemergence of carving boards, and dragging some knuckle, but what about skiing? Salomon brings together three generations of ski racers, a legend (Gunther Mader), a champion (Luca Aerni), and a rising star (Paco Rassat) to dissect the sensation of the perfect turn. Feast your eyes

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Lindsey Vonn Says She’s Competing For America, Not Trump, In Olympics
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On Thursday, in an interview with CNN, Lindsey Vonn voiced her displeasure with the current U.S. administration and made it clear that she will turn down the traditional invitation to visit the White House U.S. Olympians receive following the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Lindsey Vonn made her stance on President Donald Trump and his administration clear today in St. Mortiz, Switzerland, where she's competing in a World Cup event to qualify for her second Olympics. "I hope to represent the

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10-Year-Old Skier Kai Jones’ Season Edit is An Ode to Youth
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10-Year-Old Skier Kai Jones’ Season Edit is An Ode to Youth

"Youth comes but once in a lifetime." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When you’re ten years old, skiing is the coolest thing in the world. Heck, it still is when you are decades older, but real life, injuries, and the fact that you are no longer made of rubber tend to get in the way. But when you’re young, none of that matters. To TGR grom Kai Jones, chasing that love of sliding down snow on two planks is number one. Growing up in the Tetons, Kai has had a backyard like none other, and uses it