Our favorite web series with some of our favorite skiers is back! After a long and warm summer season, Cody Townsend returns to your screens in Episode 1 of Season 4 of the Fifty. This time, he’s teaming up with big mountain maniac Sam Smoothy (catch him in Magic Hour, too!), vert aficionado Greg Hill, and backcountry crusher Mali Noyes to tackle one of British Columbia’s wildest lines: the Comstock Couloir. It’s on Rogers Pass, but it’s nowhere near the road. This 3000-foot line is guarded by a full day's walk, multiple avalanche paths and aspects, glaciers and a giant cornice at the top like a gargoyle guarding its castle. It’s line 37/50, and it’s only going to get more techy from here.
The swath of land that stretches from the plains of Nebraska to the Black Hills in South Dakota has always been sacred to Connor Ryan. As a Lakota, it’s the original territory of his tribe. But as a passionate backcountry skier, he never thought to bring his skis here. Skiing in Nebraska—come, again? It wasn’t until he heard murmurs about a small but passionate backcountry ski community in the “Paha Sapa”—aka the Black Hills—that Ryan’s imagination ran wild. Even though he grew up in
Home field advantage isn’t just for team sports – knowing your local mountain ranges is a recipe for success when stacking clips for a ski segment. Montana’s Jake Hopfinger definitely knows the nooks and crannies of his local hills and is someone we turn to when the snow starts piling up North. This year, the Line Skis and Sweet Protection athlete teamed up with fellow rippers Amy Jane David and Parkin Costain on a snowmobile-powered tour of the greater Wydaho region. In case you didn’t
When Griffin Post isn’t off shredding Alaskan spines for or hunting for treasure in his free time – chances are he’s cooking up a storm in his kitchen back home in Jackson Hole. Every fall, he’s a big proponent of hunting for his own food – and harvesting an elk every year is a tradition he likes to adhere to. This fall, he invited over some of us from TGR for a delicious dinner of homemade elk chili (best served alongside some cold Sierra Nevadas) to reminisce about the past season. There