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When Avalanche Danger is High, Ski Off a Barn

This winter in Jackson Hole was one for the record books. It was the most recorded snow ever in Rendezvous Bowl and it felt like we went months without seeing any sun. At one point it was snowing so hard that it was too dangerous to ski anywhere in the alpine. Facing this dilemma, Johnny Collinson, Hadley Hammer, and TGR newcomer Thayne Rich poked around the backroads of Jackson.

During their adventures, a stoked landowner invited them to his property to check out what turned into a crazy barn jib. Thayne threw down, putting a unique session in the books.

Rogue Elements is presented by REI. 

From The Series: Rogue Beings

People are so creative and this video shows us how exactly they try to adapt to the changes. When skiing is your favorite hobby but nature has been playing you roughly, this is how they improvise.
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