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The Skiing #Vanlife is Alive and Well in The Alps

Yes, the #vanlife is alive and well in Europe. Skier Sam Allen and filmmaker Louis Charnaud have spent the last few months trekking around the Alps with their van, Doris, hunting snow and good times. While the winter has not been easy, with everything from mechanical troubles on the vehicle to competitions being canceled due to lack of snow, they still have managed to stack some pretty amazing footage from skiing big mountain lines. Watch Sam Allen go absolutely huge in Zermatt, straightlining couloirs and stomping silly huge cliffs. 

Wow… I can only dream of these kinds of lifestyle. Having a corporate life where you need to be at the office almost all days of a week will hinder life like this. But it will be so much fun to do this van life.
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​VIDEO: Rob Gronkowski Joins the Pit Viper Team
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​VIDEO: Rob Gronkowski Joins the Pit Viper Team

​VIDEO: Rob Gronkowski Joins the Pit Viper Team

This should be music to the ears of all the New Englanders out there. NFL superstar Rob Gronkowski is joining the Pit Viper Experts Only Pro Team. Even TGR co-founder Todd Jones is stoked about it, saying, “As New Englanders, we watched Gronk help us win multiple Super Bowls. It's good to see him out west getting loose with the Pit Viper crew. Hopefully, next time he will come to Jackson and let us show him around the home lab.” From Pit Viper: Over a weekend in March, the Gronkowski family

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​VIDEO: “Un Skieur en Feu” Is A Stark Visualization of Climate Change
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​VIDEO: “Un Skieur en Feu” Is A Stark Visualization of Climate Change

​VIDEO: “Un Skieur en Feu” Is A Stark Visualization of Climate Change

Leave it to the French to be dramatic about this kind of stuff… No really, Hugo Manhes’s project “Un Skier en Feu” (A Skier on Fire) is a stark and important visualization of climate change and its impact on how we play in the mountains. Sure, statistics like the fact that the snowpack on France’s Porte Pass has decreased by 40 percent in three decades, the average winter temperature increasing by a full degree, and many more might get the attention of some, but at this point maybe we do need

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​VIDEO: The 10 Worst Crashes On the 2021 FWT
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​VIDEO: The 10 Worst Crashes On the 2021 FWT

​VIDEO: The 10 Worst Crashes On the 2021 FWT

Ouch. It’s one thing to be skiing and riding as aggressively as the athletes on the Freeride World Tour, and it’s an entirely different thing to be crashing as hard as they (sometimes) do. Competing at the highest level leaves very little margin for error, and that’s pretty clear if you watch some of the bails from the 2021 Tour. There’s everything from 60-0 in a matter of inches (shoutout Aymar Navarro and that snowbank) to folks going SPLAT off gigantic airs (shoutout everyone else). Hope