Tim McChesney might be the new guy on TGR’s roster of athletes, but he’s no newbie to ski films. After honing his skills in freestyle competitions, McChesney developed a knack for skiing in front of the camera. He’s the kind of skier that’s a freestyle swiss army knife, able to throw big tricks in urban, park, and backcountry settings. As one of the more veteran members of the Faction team, he’s traveled the globe for all kinds of film segments with Level 1 and Good Company. This year he changed things up by joining Colter Hinchliffe and fellow Faction teammate Blake Wilson for some bonafide pillow skiing in Aspen, Colorado. Aspen was never particularly high on McChesney’s backcountry skiing bucket list, but Hinchliffe’s local intel has had made him reconsider. Plus, the accommodations at the Diamond J Ranch made it easy for the team to focus on what they do best: sending it in the backcountry.
Together the trio tapped into some Hinchliffe’s favorite secret powder stashes, slaying one pillow line after another. As expected, McChesney brought the big tricks, making Aspen one of Make Believe’s most memorable segments.
TGR is stoked to have Make Believe as part of our TGR Drive-In Tour this fall. The World Premiere is set for September 19, with plenty of other tour stops to follow. Check here for more information on the 2020 TGR Tour.
Tim McChesney prefers to be in the air than on the snow. TGR photo.
Our athletes happily called Diamond J their home away from home. Diamond J ranch photo.
Tim brought some new tricks and energy to the TGR crew last winter. TGR photo.