At 22 years old Lynsey Dyer found herself at the beginning of a promising career; having recently graduated with a graphic design degree from Montana State, she had won a competitive internship with a design firm in Bozeman. But something didn’t feel right, she wasn’t happy. And so she walked away from it and took decidedly different course - competing on the Freeride World Tour and she won. Ten years later Lynsey has stood atop many more podiums, been featured in movies, been on the cover of magazines, produced a woman’s only ski film and designed her own line of skis.
Teton Gravity Research’s newest film is now available for digital download and rental on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Xbox, Vudu and Vimeo. The film follows professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones and two-time Olympian Elena Hight, as they embark on a nine-day, 40-mile foot-powered expedition across California’s John Muir Wilderness. Related: Jeremy Jones Journal: Day 7 in the High Sierra
Halfway through an expedition to summit a 6952-meter Himalayan peak, Cody Townsend had a moment. Suffering through the climb, he questioned his motives, realizing that yes, he did in fact want to be there. The reward of skiing off a virgin peak on the other side of the planet was exactly what he wanted to be doing. While him and fellow Salomon teammate Chris Rubens ultimately failed in their summit objective, they learned a handful of important lessons along the way. RELATED: Candide Drops
It’s looking like the Chamonix-Mont Blanc area has seen a productive start to the season. While the Chamonix side access points may still be experiencing some technical difficulties, skiers have been getting after it on the southern side in Courmayeur, Italy. Mont Blanc legend Tof Henry shows us some of his recent adventures on Pointe Helbronner, which admittedly look mighty sketchy thanks to some less-than-stable snow. Remember, early season snowpack is weak and often more dangerous than