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Could You Save Your Friend’s Life? - ALMOST LIVE SEASON 7 EPISODE 1 PRESENTED BY GORE-TEX

What would you do if your friend were in an avalanche? Would you be prepared to take control and get them to safety? These are the questions that TGR seeks to answer during its annual International Pro Riders Workshop (IPRW). Once a year all of our athletes and cinematographers converge to learn avalanche rescue technique, wilderness first aid, evacuation procedures, and rope work. This year the event was held at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and conducted by TGR lead guide Kent Scheler and his team along with Exum Guides Zahan Billimoria and Micah Rush.

The athletes also learned about a new technology from AvatechAvatech is integrating technology into snow safety and has developed a revolutionary probe that can map layers in the snowpack. This data is then uploaded to their corresponding website Avanet. Anyone can then access a large amount of snowpit data to make safe travel decisions. The application of this technology has the potential to revolution snow science. So be safe out in the backcountry this winter. Take an avalanche one course, practice with your beacon, have a plan, and ski to come home! 

From The Series: Almost Live

Good to see the TGR crew staying on top of their avvy and first responder skills.

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Video: Kai Jones Sends Jackson Hole Classic Smart Bastard
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Video: Kai Jones Sends Jackson Hole Classic Smart Bastard

Video: Kai Jones Sends Jackson Hole Classic Smart Bastard

One of the most classic airs in the Jackson Hole backcountry, Smart Bastard is one big mother. After hearing about it for years and closely watching his friend Tim Durtschi stomp it, 11-year-old Kai Jones decided he wanted to step up to the big leagues. Watch as he fully commits and sends the biggest air of his young career in his full segment from presented by REI, below.

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Video: Kai Jones Drops Into Once Is Enough Couloir
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Video: Kai Jones Drops Into Once Is Enough Couloir

Video: Kai Jones Drops Into Once Is Enough Couloir

As if stomping Smart Bastard wasn’t enough, Kai Jones wanted to show that skiing is more than just hitting cliffs. After honing his backcountry skills throughout the season, he dropped into another absolute classic, Jackson Hole’s Once is Enough Couloir – a 1,000-foot shot straight down the steep face of Cody Peak. Like any good big-mountain line, the couloir required some rock climbing to get to, but that didn’t faze Kai, nor did the ultra-steep turns on the descent. RELATED: Check Out All

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The Blank Collective Releases New Film “Before Blank”
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The Blank Collective Releases New Film “Before Blank”

The Blank Collective has been releasing quality ski content for some years now, but their latest film has to be their most impressive work yet. Paired up with the Salomon TV crew, the boys explore the Canadian backcountry, race through Japanese tree lines and dive deep into their own childhood giving viewers a glimpse of how these chargers came to be.  Related: Watch Kai Ski Jackson Hole’s Gnarliest Terrain This 30-minute video featuring Alexi Godbout, Stan Rey, Josh Daiek, Jordy