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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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Kai 3.0: 13-Year-Old Kai Jones Takes Flight at Jackson Hole
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Kai 3.0: 13-Year-Old Kai Jones Takes Flight at Jackson Hole

Kai 3.0: 13-Year-Old Kai Jones Takes Flight at Jackson Hole

As Kai Jones grows up, his skiing grows up with him. With every trip around the sun, the precocious young ripper manages to pick up a whole new bag of tricks, mountain skills, and character-building adventures that have turned him into the 13-year-old skier that put down one of the heaviest segments to ever come out of Jackson Hole. Here's what Kai Jones has to say about his role in TGR's new snow film , which is now available for digital download. Download and Stream Make Believe On Your

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The skiing in Pemberton, British Columbia, is what Sam Smoothy likes to call “big game hunting.” It's got the gnar factor of Chamonix — and you don't even have to leave North America. The lines are steep, committing, and leave you feeling puckered at the top, all factors that Smoothy loves.  RELATED: Behind the Line - Caite Zeliff Vs the Cave Air While filming with fellow North Face athletes Nick McNutt, Ian McIntosh, and Christina Lustenberger, Smoothy eyed up a particularly dicey

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Watch North Country on Vimeo Now
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Watch North Country on Vimeo Now

100-year businesses don't exist. The retail industry is dead. In the rugged White Mountains of northern New Hampshire, neither of those statements are true. North America’s oldest ski shop, Lahout’s, has remained open 365 days a year since 1920. While e-commerce and conglomerates have stripped the country of local, independent retailers, a family of Lebanese immigrants have prevailed for a century, beating the Great Depression, World War II, the Dot Com Crash and the Great Recession. Watch