Tragically this weekend, a snowboarder died in a tree well inbounds at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. While many of us might love skiing and riding in the trees (especially during dangerous avalanche conditions, when this can be a safer option), tree wells pose a real danger. A tree well is the area of deep, unconsolidated snow around the base of a tree that can “swallow” a rider if they come too close to the tree trunk. Snow immersion suffocation can occur if someone falls into a tree well, especially when they fall in headfirst and become immobilized. Pro skier and guide Chris Davenport demonstrates how to avoid falling in, and what to do if you or your partner do fall into one. If you fall in, stay calm. Grab on to any branches or the tree trunk and try to climb out. If you cannot get out alone, alert your partner that you are trapped, and have them shovel you out, moving snow downhill to excavate an exit.
Catch the full stream of one of our favorite events of the year right here on TGR: the 2021 Kings and Queens of Corbet’s. Just a few days ago, 26 skiers and snowboarders gathered for one of the most unique competitions ever held – a festival of hucking into Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s infamous Corbet’s Couloir. Can last year’s reigning champions Parkin Costain and Veronica Paulsen keep their title, or will a new King and Queen emerge?
The Line Skis crew, better know as Burrrlapz has released their second edit of the season and boy, is it sweet. They're calling their latest installment a "powder skiing art project" and to that, we respond, isn't all powder skiing art? However, their commitment to riding big pillow lines really does come across as pretty artful. While we've seen plenty of deep days of our own this season, we're still drooling over the bluebird skies and face shots this edit has to show. Backed with tunes
For those who cherish the après just as much as powder, this season has looked a little different. Hopeful youngsters like Hans here just want to find that ski town party. But with COVID-19 shutting down the bars, where's a guy to show off the powder blue fart bag and perfectly groomed stache to go with his dance moves? With no luck hitting the Cowboy, Hans realizes that the party is in the outdoors, getting after it. Armed with his 65 underfoot Rossignol skinny skis and renewed sense of