The unique landscapes that make up Southern Utah are typically dominated by dirt and rock, but this winter was not exactly a typical one in Utah. While the Wasatch Range struggled with low snow fall and warm temperatures a series of storms graced the high altitude red rock canyons near Brian Head and created some of the most unique skiing conditions on the planet. This March Will Howard, Loren Griswold and I were blessed with a once in a life time opportunity to ski in the dirty south, this is a recap of our journey.
Tragically this weekend, a snowboarder died in a tree well inbounds at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. While many of us might love skiing and riding in the trees (especially during dangerous avalanche conditions, when this can be a safer option), tree wells pose a real danger. A tree well is the area of deep, unconsolidated snow around the base of a tree that can “swallow” a rider if they come too close to the tree trunk. Snow immersion suffocation can occur if someone falls into a tree well,
Catch the full stream of one of our favorite events of the year right here on TGR: the 2021 Kings and Queens of Corbet’s. Just a few days ago, 26 skiers and snowboarders gathered for one of the most unique competitions ever held – a festival of hucking into Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s infamous Corbet’s Couloir. Can last year’s reigning champions Parkin Costain and Veronica Paulsen keep their title, or will a new King and Queen emerge?
The first stop of the Freeride World Tour 2021 kicks off in Ordino Arcalís, Andorra this weekend! With a weather window open from February 20-26th, athletes are chomping at the bit to get their competition season started. Check back for the livestream right here on TGR. Update from the Freeride World Tour: Ordino Arcalís has seen a lot of storm activity since December, with heavy snowfalls consistently blanketing the competition venue. The Andorran Pyrenees offers an amazing variety of