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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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A-Team Showcases “The Chamonix Experience”
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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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Take a Look Into Sammy Carlson’s Career In X-Games “Being” Series
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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

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A Drone, a GoPro, and Ralph Welponer Make Magic in the Dolomites
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A Drone, a GoPro, and Ralph Welponer Make Magic in the Dolomites

In this video, Italian freestyle skier Ralph Welponer shreds Seiser Alm park in the Dolomites. Creative cinematics and skiing combined with an epic backdrop come together to make a beautiful edit.  (This was shot 100 percent on the GoPro HERO5 Black, HERO5 Session, and KARMA.)