100-year businesses don't exist. The retail industry is dead. In the rugged White Mountains of northern New Hampshire, neither of those statements are true. North America’s oldest ski shop, Lahout’s, has remained open 365 days a year since 1920. While e-commerce and conglomerates have stripped the country of local, independent retailers, a family of Lebanese immigrants have prevailed for a century, beating the Great Depression, World War II, the Dot Com Crash and the Great Recession. Watch the full film, which already won a Vimeo Staff Pick, chronicling the life of Lahout’s on TGR now. Learn more about the film here.
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, 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
The athletes aren’t the only stars of our movies, it’s the locations, too. Every year we’re on the hunt for new zones to film in, often finding ourselves in some wild part of the world with far too many camera bags. This year—for obvious reasons—film production faced unprecedented challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, we already bagged our segments abroad before travel ground to a stop. This year we traveled to Japan with Atomic's Tim Durtschi and Kai Jones, as well as, Volkl's
Action sports filmmaking might seem like the ultimate dream job, but not every day in the field is as picturesque as it looks on Instagram. Like with any job, it has its own unique challenges like dealing with unpredictable weather, frostbitten toes and fingers, and emergency rescues. Despite the ups and downs, what really makes our trips successful is the top-notch crew of athletes, cinematographers, photographers, and partners like The North Face, Atomic, and Volkl, who all value safety in