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“Skiing the Dark Side of Olympic History” from TGR’s Almost Ablaze Film

Teton Gravity Research announces the release its film Almost Ablaze on iTunes. Almost Ablaze won "Film of the Year" at the 2014 International Freeski Film Festival. To celebrate, we are releasing the gritty urban Sarajevo segment, featuring Olympic gold medalist Joss Christensen, Karl Fostvedt and Chris Laker skiing the remains of the 1984 Sarajevo Olympic venue. 

“Sochi was criticized for its hastily-built and exuberant infrastructure, whose lack of potential for long-term use barely justified the environmental degradation its construction wrought,” writes Sam Morse in his article accompanying the release of this Sarajevo segment. “The now-dilapidated venues in Sarajevo, which hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics, were marked by disuse and destroyed by war, provoking eerie parallels to the criticisms made of Sochi’s future. With Oslo recently withdrawing its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the trip validated plenty of the concerns that have caused a decline in public support for hosting the Winter Games.”

Buy the film on Itunes & Blu-Ray/DVD here.

Get the full story behind the Sarajevo segment here.

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Skiers Slides Down the Entire Length of Corbet’s Couloir
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Skiers Slides Down the Entire Length of Corbet’s Couloir

Skiers Slides Down the Entire Length of Corbet’s Couloir

We are the Jerry of the Day and Jackass generation, we can't help but look when we see a gnarly crash or the latest post from kook slams. We are not unlike Pavlov's Dog, trained to laugh and giggle at someone else's misfortune. Today, that person is sliding down the entire length of Corbet's Couloir. 

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Johnny Collinson Rides His Harley to the Mountain
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Johnny Collinson Rides His Harley to the Mountain

Johnny Collinson Rides His Harley to the Mountain

Johnny Collinson has always gone his own way. From his unusual upbringing in Snowbird employee housing to becoming one of the youngest people to complete the seven summits, this long-haired free spirit finds his own path. This always holds true with his ride to the mountain. Late in the season, Johnny uses his Harley to cruise up Little Cottonwood Canyon, making his commute extra special. 

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Post, David Hit Peak-Flow in the BC Alpenglow
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Post, David Hit Peak-Flow in the BC Alpenglow

Post, David Hit Peak-Flow in the BC Alpenglow

"Bluebird. Powder. That's pretty much what we're all chasing," TJ David says in this beautiful short by Kastle Ski of his time sessioning Northern BC with Griffin Post and Skeena Heli.   "It's that combination of light, slope, and location — and the people I'm with," David continues. "When that all comes together, it's really pretty rare. That's when you have that moment that keeps you hooked, that keeps you pursuing the ski thing."