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What It’s Like To Survive An Avalanche With Jimmy Chin

For anyone who spends time the in the backcountry, if you ask them what their biggest fear is they will probably answer with dying in an avalanche. It seems that with every passing week of the season we hear more tales of people getting slid and more deaths from these backcountry killers. 

Sometimes, however, it is easy to fall in the mindset of "this could never happen to me." We rationalize this in ridiculous ways, "I'm to smart, good of a skier, attractive, a leo, had a balanced breakfast, etc. to get in an avalanche." The truth is it could happen to anyone.

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Look no further to one of the greats of the sport of ski mountaineering, Jimmy Chin. In this animation from VICE Sports, Chin details his harrowing account of being caught in an avalanche in the Tetons, a place he considers his backyard. The animation is a haunting mix of artistically striking and thematically terrifying, all in one package, and will hopefully serve as a reminder that none of us are immune to the dangers of the backcountry. 

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Watch the Official ‘Make Believe’ Trailer on Teton Gravity Research TV
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Watch the Official ‘Make Believe’ Trailer on Teton Gravity Research TV

Watch the Official ‘Make Believe’ Trailer on Teton Gravity Research TV

Teton Gravity Research is excited to debut our latest ski and snowboard film . If you’re ready to dream about endless powder days and bluebird skies in the backcountry, head over to our new streaming service Teton Gravity Research TV to watch the full trailer. Download TGRtv Now To Watch the Trailer For Our Newest Film: Make Believe Download the Teton Gravity Research TV App today. 25 Years of Content Original TV Series, original short films, live TV stream, gear reviews and more. 

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Check Out Red Bull’s Full Film About the K2 Ski Descent
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Check Out Red Bull’s Full Film About the K2 Ski Descent

Check Out Red Bull’s Full Film About the K2 Ski Descent

Exactly two years ago, on July 22, 2018, Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel made history by becoming the first person to ski off the summit of K2. We’ve seen photos and short video clips from the adventure, but we’ve had to wait until today to finally see the full film and story of the first descent. It took Bargiel over 60 hours of solo climbing to reach the summit (sans supplemental oxygen) before he clicked into his skis and linked turns the whole way down. The feat put him on the map

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Watch The Official Trailer For TGR’s 2020 Snow Film - “Make Believe”
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Watch The Official Trailer For TGR’s 2020 Snow Film - “Make Believe”

Watch The Official Trailer For TGR’s 2020 Snow Film - “Make Believe”

Sometimes it comes in the form of a photograph, a chance encounter on a chairlift, or a glimpse at a mountain never seen before. When combined with motivation, the spark of inspiration becomes a dream, and when pursued gives our lives a new purpose. For 25 years TGR has focused on turning into reality, from exploring powder stashes in our backyard playground to first descents on unnamed peaks, the ethos of “live the dream” has defined our adventures. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND "MAKE BELIEVE"