What do a bunch of TGR athletes do when the snow is less than ideal? Well, go to the beach, of course. When Stoke the Fire athletes Caite Zeliff, Elyse Saugstad, Griffin Post and Johnny Collinson were faced with some “challenging” conditions in beautiful Seward, Alaska this past year, they did just that – headed to the beach and chilled out with some Sierras. As the down days started stacking up, the crew was faced with the decision of whether to bail. Luckily, with the input from their crack team of Alaskan guides, they called an audible and headed north into a completely new zone and found exactly what they came for: big faces covered in bottomless pow. Every trip up north is a learning experience, and this one was no different, but the memories made and the satisfaction of overcoming challenges together will stick with the crew for a long time to come.
If there’s anyone we’re stoked to watch ski the Chugach, it’s Elyse Saugstad. A third generation Alaskan, Saugstad is no stranger to skiing big lines. But it’s not just where she grew up that sets Saugstad apart from other skiers. Between winning the 2008 Freeride World Tour, 2018 Freeskier Female Skier of the Year, and countless other awards, she’s been crushing the big mountain skiing game for a long time. Following the release of her film made with the help of Scott, , Saugstad came into
What happens when you put three skiers with very different backgrounds on the same pair of skis at let loose in the Mt. Baker backcountry? Great things, of course. This past winter, Line Skis did a sort of experiment on their latest backcountry tools, the Vision, to see how Jake Hopfinger, LJ Strenio and Jonnie Merrill would interpret the mountain (and the skis). The moody vibes of Mt. Baker are the perfect backdrop for some pow-slashing, aerial maneuvers, and big-mountain charging. Are you
Sage, Colter, and KC’s trip to the PNW for was a smorgasbord of heli access, snowmobile, and ski touring – giving the crew a chance to ski all kinds of different terrain and conditions. The huge variety of terrain they covered gave the camera crew a chance to capture all manner of shots. Ever wonder what goes into creating that perfect drone shot or followcam you see on the big screen? Well, take a peek into the latest episode of Inside Stoke the Fire and learn all about it! is on tour now,