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Skiers Turn Boston Streets Into Playground During Record Breaking Winter

While most Massachusetts residents were digging out from the 68” of snow that fell in February of 2015, TGR Athletes and film crews where turning Boston into an urban terrain park. Skiers Clayton Vila and Cam Riley (Beverly Locals) were able to see the streets of Boston in a whole new light.

In order capture Boston skiing in a way never seen before, Todd Jones, TGR’s co-founder and Massachusetts local, used his twenty years behind the lens and a sophisticated piece of filming equipment—a gyro-stabilized system known as the GSS C520¬—mounted to a helicopter and a car. The GSS system is the most advanced camera stabilizing platform in the world. To document this rare Boston skier’s playground, film crews and athletes worked through cold and snowy nights or in the pre-dawn light before businesses would open. In most cases, athletes used winch cables to generate enough speed to propel themselves off the city landscapes. Never before have Boston’s historic landmarks been captured in such a way. Highlight urban features that seen in the film include the Prudential Center, Charlestown, Alewife Station, Redville Station and Beacon Hill.

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“TGR just wanted to do something special for a city we hold so highly in our hearts”, declares Jones. “I kept hearing about how taxing the snow was on people back in Boston. The incredible amounts of snow were causing people headaches, impacting their day to day life, people were fighting each other for parking spots. We wanted to create something that reminded people how fun snow is, create something positive out of the biggest winter ever in Boston. Every kid remembers the best days growing up were snow days. This segment is a reminder to enjoy what life throws at you.”

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​Video: We’re Stoked That Audi Nines Is Back For 2021
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​Video: We’re Stoked That Audi Nines Is Back For 2021

​Video: We’re Stoked That Audi Nines Is Back For 2021

Every year come spring, we love to see some of the world’s best freestyle riders get together atop a glacier in the Alps to ski and ride a custom-built terrain park that’s straight from their wildest dreams. The 2021 Audi Nines presented by Falken is officially underway in snowy Crans-Montana, Valais, Switzerland, and the course looks absolutely insane! Check out a POV preview of the course with Halldór Helgason, Jesper Tjäder, Boris Mouton, and Nico Porteous. Over the next few days, we’ll be

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Inside the Mind of Sam Kuch
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Inside the Mind of Sam Kuch

Inside the Mind of Sam Kuch

I've never watched any  footage of Sam Kuch skiing and thought "yeah that was cool, I guess?" Plain and simple, the dude throws down. Just a few short years ago, Kuch was working construction and living the ski bum life up in BC. After being discovered as a master of the planks, Kuch skyrocketed his way to being one of the best freeskiers in the game. Whether he's dropping pillows or hucking threes off of cliffs, there's no shortage of style from Kuch. This short film from Arc'teryx takes

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Now on TGRTv: Denizens of The Steep - Skiing and Environmental Stewardship
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Now on TGRTv: Denizens of The Steep - Skiing and Environmental Stewardship

Now on TGRTv: Denizens of The Steep - Skiing and Environmental Stewardship

As winter backcountry users, we’re already pretty concerned about our environment, because keeping it healthy is integral to keeping our playgrounds around for as long as possible. While we might be largely focused on issues like climate change, there’s a lot more to environmental stewardship than we might think. One of those things - one that’s particularly important in our local playground of the Tetons - is protecting the area’s bighorn sheep population. Denizens of the Steep explores the