Fact: as a professional skier, Griffin Post does a lot of traveling every year. Every time he leaves his home in Jackson Hole, Post is faced with the same struggle of distraction, a million things to do, and finding the time to focus in on the goal: shredding huge lines in faraway places. However, the minute the journey begins, Post finds the way to unplug and center his attention on the task at hand.
One of the most classic airs in the Jackson Hole backcountry, Smart Bastard is one big mother. After hearing about it for years and closely watching his friend Tim Durtschi stomp it, 11-year-old Kai Jones decided he wanted to step up to the big leagues. Watch as he fully commits and sends the biggest air of his young career in his full segment from presented by REI, below.
As if stomping Smart Bastard wasn’t enough, Kai Jones wanted to show that skiing is more than just hitting cliffs. After honing his backcountry skills throughout the season, he dropped into another absolute classic, Jackson Hole’s Once is Enough Couloir – a 1,000-foot shot straight down the steep face of Cody Peak. Like any good big-mountain line, the couloir required some rock climbing to get to, but that didn’t faze Kai, nor did the ultra-steep turns on the descent. RELATED: Check Out All
The Blank Collective has been releasing quality ski content for some years now, but their latest film has to be their most impressive work yet. Paired up with the Salomon TV crew, the boys explore the Canadian backcountry, race through Japanese tree lines and dive deep into their own childhood giving viewers a glimpse of how these chargers came to be. Related: Watch Kai Ski Jackson Hole’s Gnarliest Terrain This 30-minute video featuring Alexi Godbout, Stan Rey, Josh Daiek, Jordy