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Video: Powder Smashing at Mammoth Mountain with Abe Kislevitz

Abe Kislevitz knows his way around a GoPro. Which makes sense considering that he's worked there for years. Many of your favorite GoPro promotional videos and ads are likely in some way his handiwork, particularly those that involve skiing. Some might even say that he is partially responsible for the GoPros attached to an estimated 40% of the world's intermediate-advanced skiers.

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While most of us buying GoPros will never end up in an official edit or highlight reel, it's hard to deny that Abe makes it look easy. "I could make videos like that with the new GoPro," one can't help but think. However, the magic isn't in the skiing. It's in the editing. Not that he isn't a great skier—he is. But as anyone who has ever used a GoPro knows, raw clips just don't look that good. Nothing against the countless edits consisting of mostly headcam shots with a few iPhone clips mixed in for good measure, but there's a reason Abe gets paid to do this. 

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Throwback: Sammy Carlson Spinning Switch Off a Ski-Flying Jump
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Throwback: Sammy Carlson Spinning Switch Off a Ski-Flying Jump

Throwback: Sammy Carlson Spinning Switch Off a Ski-Flying Jump

How many of us have watched ski jumping in the Olympics and thought about how cool it would be to see freestylers hit that same jump? Probably a good few, at least. Luckily for us, there's no need to use our imaginations—Sammy Carlson did it back in 2015 while filming with TGR for . RELATED: Join TGR and Sierra Nevada This Week in Jackson Sammy successfully spun a few tricks off the jump, including a switch 540, before getting bucked on a 720 and nearly flying

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Video: ‘The Kook’ Tackles Skiing Beyond Snow
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Video: ‘The Kook’ Tackles Skiing Beyond Snow

Video: ‘The Kook’ Tackles Skiing Beyond Snow

It's rare that we see a completely novel, thought-provoking piece of media in the ski world. In fact, most ski films are the opposite of thought-provoking, unless you count "Damn, that was a big cliff" as an insightful thought. The closest many flicks get to "deep" is an ironic or unintentionally-ironic nature shot paired with a voiceover quote about the "call of the mountains" or the "importance of protecting our environment" or "how humbling it is to be so small in such a huge landscape."

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Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Legendary Alta Ski Patrol
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Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Legendary Alta Ski Patrol

Video: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Legendary Alta Ski Patrol

Since its founding in 1941, Alta's Ski Patrol has become one of the foremost avalanche safety departments in the industry. The organization was the first in North America to use howitzers in avalanche mitigation, and was home to the continent's first avalanche dog. Considering that dogs and explosives are two of the coolest parts of being a ski patroller, those are pretty solid claims to fame, at least in our opinion. RELATED: Join TGR and Sierra Nevada This Week in Jackson Take a