Trevor Kennison, of Corbet's Couloir notoriety, stopped by TGR Headquarters during his recent visit to Jackson Hole to chat about his upcoming projects and some exciting updates. Recently, he has shifted his focus from ski racing to backcountry freeriding and came to Jackson during an epic January snow cycle to enjoy the change. After being awarded the Rider's Choice Award at the 2019 Kings and Queens of Corbet's Competition, Trevor has been exploring the Teton backcountry while also working on an exciting new independent film project: his own documentary. We're excited to see his upcoming creative endeavors.
It's rare that we see a completely novel, thought-provoking piece of media in the ski world. In fact, most ski films are the opposite of thought-provoking, unless you count "Damn, that was a big cliff" as an insightful thought. The closest many flicks get to "deep" is an ironic or unintentionally-ironic nature shot paired with a voiceover quote about the "call of the mountains" or the "importance of protecting our environment" or "how humbling it is to be so small in such a huge landscape."
How many of us have watched ski jumping in the Olympics and thought about how cool it would be to see freestylers hit that same jump? Probably a good few, at least. Luckily for us, there's no need to use our imaginations—Sammy Carlson did it back in 2015 while filming with TGR for . RELATED: Join TGR and Sierra Nevada This Week in Jackson Sammy successfully spun a few tricks off the jump, including a switch 540, before getting bucked on a 720 and nearly flying
Since its founding in 1941, Alta's Ski Patrol has become one of the foremost avalanche safety departments in the industry. The organization was the first in North America to use howitzers in avalanche mitigation, and was home to the continent's first avalanche dog. Considering that dogs and explosives are two of the coolest parts of being a ski patroller, those are pretty solid claims to fame, at least in our opinion. RELATED: Join TGR and Sierra Nevada This Week in Jackson Take a