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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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Kid ignores dad, launches off largest jump in the park
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Kid ignores dad, launches off largest jump in the park

Kid ignores dad, launches off largest jump in the park

Here’s video proof that kids know no fear. His second time ever on skis, 5-year-old Deegan ignores his dad’s warnings and launches full-speed off the biggest jump on Powder Mountain. Deegan totally yard saled, but it was all okay: “I committed. That was sick, I cleared it.” Keep your skis up, Deegan. 

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Dad Makes Hilarious Song About Forcing Kids to Ski
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Dad Makes Hilarious Song About Forcing Kids to Ski

Dad Makes Hilarious Song About Forcing Kids to Ski

Artist and ski dad Lif' Ticket just released a hilarious new song about forcing his kids to ski. Everyone who has the privilege of learning to ski at a young age has their parents to thank for getting them into the sport.  This isn't Lif' Ticket's first song. Last year he released an equally funny track about getting older, shortened ski days, and putting the bar down. 

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Tatum Monod Is a Badass Fly fisherwoman
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Tatum Monod Is a Badass Fly fisherwoman

Tatum Monod Is a Badass Fly fisherwoman

Earlier this season, Tatum Monod took a bad fall while skiing and blew up her knee. This was the second winter in a row Monod suffered a season-ending knee injury. "My meniscus was torn, flipped upside down and lodged into where my ACL should be," she wrote on her Instagram back in April.   Now, she is hard at work and making tons of progress with rehab. And in her free time, she's feeding her soul by fishing with her dad.