For those of us who don’t ski with a backpack and a beacon, and prefer going downhill more times a day than up, chairlifts are the MVP of our ski season. Salomon TV’s new film is a love story for those slow, mildly sketchy, but somehow magical double chairs every true ski bum has ridden. Directed by Mike Douglas, The Chairlift reminds us about the experiences unique to riding lifts: connecting with new people, calling down to the skiers below us, or a quiet minute to watch the snow fall. Each ride up is made a new experience by the people you ride with, and each lap down can be equally as unique. Lifts are an integral part of so many mountain’s culture— every mountain has their own KT-22, 7th Heaven, or big red tram, and so on. Maybe next time you ride the lift, take a moment to appreciate the experience it provides and the person sitting next to you, you never know what you’ll find.
As we've been showing with Dylan Hood and Hadley Hammer, top pros aren't just sending it off every gnarly thing in sight as soon as they show up. Often enough, they're turning around because it's not the right day, the right run, or the right call. CHECK OUT: TGR's comprehensive, multimedia guide to planning your next greatest backcountry adventure As Todd Ligare explains here, taking on a couloir in the Montana backcountry after setting up camp in a new zone took far longer than
Four years ago, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort invented what might be sickest contest in big-mountain skiing and snowboarding. Kings and Queens of Corbet's is the ultimate venue for progression from athletes in about as iconic a venue as possible. Last year, the competition shocked and awed everyone who tuned in online or saw the videos take over their social media feeds. History was made when the first female backflip into Corbet's was stomped by Veronica Paulsen, and the men's field once
Like the other veterans of the TGR athlete roster, Ian Mcintosh is showing no signs of slowing down. Instead, he’s pushing himself in ways he never has before – both in the mountains and in his daily life. This season was all about finding a balance between spending time with his new daughter and continuing to pursue a career as one of the boldest skiers around. The BC native certainly stayed true to that reputation by teaming up with his teammates on The North Face squad - Sam Smoothy,