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The Fifty: The Mountain Why Ft. Cody Townsend and Michelle Parker

For the past two years, Cody Townsend has been busy with a singular goal – complete all 50 ski descents in the infamous coffee table book The Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America. He’s been busy ticking off these descents one by one, but one thing has proven to be a major crux. Chasing ephemeral conditions on lines that are hundreds of miles apart is a challenge. He even built the ultimate ski roadtrip rig in the form of a Go Fast Camper bolted to his Ford Ranger. But it’s Cody Townsend were talking about here, and he likes to do things the hard way – so that’s why he called up his longtime friend Michelle Parker to join him on a special mission to complete lines 28-30 that brought forth a whole new set of challenges and questions that reach far beyond skiing.

From Cody:

The goal was simple, ride bikes, loaded down with 100 pounds of climbing, skiing and camping equipment, over 1000 miles to ski three of The Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America. A tiring adventure and a sufferfest of course, but in the context of an ongoing global pandemic, a nation divided by chaos and a populace on the brink, a simple adventure throws the simple act of adventure into question. Why purposely suffer? Why selfishly pursue adventure? Why go into the mountains at all? All questions that a month long adventure begins to throw into your mind. Starring Cody Townsend and Michelle Parker, "The Mountain Why" is a ski adventure unlike any normal escape to the wild.

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The Bunch’s New Film Will Knock Your Socks Off
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The Bunch’s New Film Will Knock Your Socks Off

The Bunch’s New Film Will Knock Your Socks Off

Coming from someone who lost half of her favorite pair of ski socks last night (Smartwool x Chris Bentchetler's, of course), I'm not really sure if there ever is a good time for matching socks. But there's definitely a time to break out of your every day routine and do or find or send something new. That's exactly what the Bunch was after with their new film. For them, it's easy to get into the routine of making ski films, so with this one they sought to break the mold, and boy did they.

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Here at TGR, we're all about deep pow and big lines, but what does that mean for low tide years? For Newschoolers, it's chill parks laps to dial in their freestyle. Skier Jack Finn is taking full advantage of a low snow year in Colorado, and hitting the park like it's his job (it might be). With no shortage of rails, jumps, and even a lil' double rocket grab in there you can find all the park fixins here. In classic Newschoolers style, they've topped off this treat with a banger

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The Fifty: Behind The Book
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The Fifty: Behind The Book

The Fifty: Behind The Book

What Cody Townsend is doing with his project might be one of the most refreshing things to happen to the ski world in a while, but let’s not forget he’s not the first to do it! The whole project is based on the book America, written by Penn Newhard, Chris Davenport and Art Burrows. Cody only has 20 lines left to climb and ski, but most of those won’t be safe to ride for another few months, so he took to the time to give us a little rundown of the history of his project, in between ripping