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Exploring Norway’s Springtime Couloirs

This past spring, the dream team of Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Ian Mcintosh changed up their schedule a little bit. Instead of heading north to Alaska like in typical fashion, Sage and Mac made their way across the pond to explore a different flavor of spring skiing: the many couloirs around Norway’s Lofoten islands. Neither had ever spent much time in the area, so they met up with friend, skier, and guide extraordinaire Christina Lustenberger to get the inside scoop on the zone.

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What did they find? Lots of smelly cod, sunny springtime snow, scary ridge walks, and more boat-access skiing than they could ever hope for. Take a behind-the-scenes look at what Sage and Mac were up to for TGR’s upcoming ski and snowboard film Winterland.

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Check Out Red Bull’s Full Film About the K2 Ski Descent
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Check Out Red Bull’s Full Film About the K2 Ski Descent

Check Out Red Bull’s Full Film About the K2 Ski Descent

Exactly two years ago, on July 22, 2018, Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel made history by becoming the first person to ski off the summit of K2. We’ve seen photos and short video clips from the adventure, but we’ve had to wait until today to finally see the full film and story of the first descent. It took Bargiel over 60 hours of solo climbing to reach the summit (sans supplemental oxygen) before he clicked into his skis and linked turns the whole way down. The feat put him on the map

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WNDR Alpine Drops New Algae-Based Vital 100 Backcountry Ski
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WNDR Alpine Drops New Algae-Based Vital 100 Backcountry Ski

WNDR Alpine Drops New Algae-Based Vital 100 Backcountry Ski

Last winter, a new ski brand joined the fray with a special trick up their sleeve. WNDR Alpine was making high-performing, really fun backcountry skis using a totally new technology: algae-based composite cores. We got a chance to sit down with founder Matt Sterbenz (who you might remember being behind 4FRNT) last fall to learn about the technology in their original ski the Intention 110, and you can read more about that here. WNDR Alpine just released their second ski, the Vital 100, and

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VIDEO: Québécois Urban Skiing with Mathis Bélanger
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VIDEO: Québécois Urban Skiing with Mathis Bélanger

VIDEO: Québécois Urban Skiing with Mathis Bélanger

Quebec is a special place, home to harsh winters, a unique splinter of French culture, and some of the world's best freestyle skiers. In particular, the province's urban skiing scene is a breeding ground for game-changing talent, spawning the likes of Phil Casabon, Jacob Belanger, J.P. Auclair, and oh-so-many more. RELATED: Whistler's Horstman T-Bar has been Removed After some internet sleuthing, it seems that Mathis isn't related to his nominal relative Jacob. That said, their skiing styles