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- From: SamPetri
On Saturday, Teton Gravity Research premiered its newest ski and snowboard film, The Dream Factory, to a few thousand fired-up fans at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort inside Walk Festival Hall.
The party kicked off around 3 p.m. with free beer and yard games in front of the TGR production office, right next to the JHMR tram. Yes that’s right, free beer next to the tram. As fans tossed back cool ones on the warm, sunny afternoon, Erik Roner, Ian McIntosh and Marshall Miller buzzed over Teton Village and jumped out of a plane, skydiving in to the venue with smoke trailing off their feet. All three stomped their landings in a rather tight common area between The Mangy Moose and Hotel Terra. That kicked the crowd in to high gear, and the vibe ramped up from there.
Marshall Miller gets ready to stomp his landing.
To accommodate all the fans who want to see the movie, each year there are two showings of the TGR movie – the early show and the late show. The early show is a bit mellower and the late show is rowdy. With about a thousand people in line to the venue, you could feel the hype in the air. Screw it if it’s still summer – the TGR premiere marks the beginning of winter in the Tetons. There you are, back at the base of the ski area with all your winter friends celebrating the act of sliding on snow. It’s an extraordinary feeling of camaraderie.
Inside, almost all of the TGR athletes were there signing posters including: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Seth Morrison, Dylan Hood, Erik Roner, Dana Flahr, Dash Longe, Todd Ligare, Daron Rahlves, Forrest Shearer, Chris Benchetler, Griffin Post, Ralph Backstrom, Angel Collinson, Tim Durtschi, Matt Philippi and Max Hammer.
There was a mass amount of giveaways from TGR sponsors like GoPro, The North Face, Atomic, Marker, Volkl, Scott, DNA, Smith Optics, Black Diamond and The Ski Journal.
Erik Roner gets the youth fired up to ski.
The film looks back to the roots of the freeriding movement in Alaska while at the same time looking to the future of the sport. In that sense, it was very cool to see members of the Jackson Hole Air Force as well as kids from the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard club together in attendance. It made for a cohesive vibe where people of all ages were celebrating just how freaking awesome it is to soar down the mountains on snow.
The film layers the most current ski footage from Alaska with historical clips. Really, two stories are told – that of the new freeriders and the pioneers before them. In all, the film shows the progression of skiing and snowboarding in Alaska, The Dream Factory.
One technique used this year is side-by-side footage of skiers shredding lines back in the day matched with people skiing the same lines now. Seeing this, you realize how far the sport has come and how monumental it was when people accomplished those feats for the first time. A couple of memorable moments like this come when you see Ralph Backstrom ride a line in Valdez made famous by Johan Olofsson in Totally Board 5. And when Colter Hinchliffe shreds a line in Haines called Dr. Seuss, made famous by Jeremy Jones. There are other stand-out performances by Tim Durtschi, Dash Longe, Dana Flahr, Daron Rahlves … Well, everyone pretty much crushes it – it’s a TGR flick.
Not to be missed is the heavy hitting Corbet’s Couloir segment at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. There, John Spriggs kicks off the session with a huge back flip into the line followed by the likes of Daniel Tisi, who, at the age of 13, airs into the line larger than most grown men ever have. In almost every segment the viewer is shown the past, present and future of skiing and snowboarding.
Dash Longe joined Marc-Andre on stage.
After the movie a party raged at The Mangy Moose. TGR skier Marc-Andre Belliveau – who last appeared in Lost And Found – played an acoustic set as an opener for the headliner American Royalty. While American Royalty rocked hard – playing a triple encore because the crowd would not let them off stage – perhaps one of the best moments came when Dash Longe joined Marc Andre on stage for a rendition of “Raging Alcoholic.” It was a soulful moment that set the vibe for the party and let people send it deep in to the night.
Here's to winter.
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- 8 months ago
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- From: TetonGravityResearch
TGR skier Todd Ligare sends a front flip off of a 100-foot cliff in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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- 9 months ago
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- From: TetonGravityResearch
February 11th -- Todd Ligare and Griffin Post headed out to attack a famous line dubbed "The Trifecta". Because of variable weather and snow conditions the traditional route out of central looks incredibly sketchy. With no other options, Todd gets creative. Even from there, they've got 2 more to go.
The GoPro TGR Athlete Video Series will follow a specific TGR athlete through the lens of their GoPro as we shoot this fall's film, One For The Road. Episodes are shot exclusively on GoPro Hero HDs and have been edited by the athletes themselves.
- 2 years ago
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Stop! Hey What's That Sound, E Stop! Hey What's That Sound, Everybody Look What Went Down, Jackon '09
- From: ToddLigare
In Salt Lake City it's hot right now, somewhere in the 90's. Yet as trailers are dropping and new ski mags are only a week out, I can't help but think about snow. Before the movie premier and editorial action explodes, i'm taking a second to look back at some memories from the piece of my season that I had the privilege of spending in Jackson. I had some good days, definitely learned a lot, and ticked off at least a few lines I can be proud of.
During my stay in Jhole at the cozy Raintree Resort (aka Dustin, Keith, and Howie's) I had the opportunity to ski with a lot of solid riders. Absorbing knowledge from some of skiing's current greats is the perfect tool to help me carve out my own path in the ski life. The non-filming days with Townsend, Sammy, Dylan, Schroder and more proved to be just as enlightening as the days we got our A+ film shots.
As I reviewed my own shots for this blog, I came upon the realization that I did a less than average job documenting what went down (I'm really glad there were some professional documenters around). The truth is I guess I used my camera more as a pair of binoculars with a memory card and less a window to the action. About 90% of my shots were of lines I did, thought about doing, or will do in the future. That being said, here are a handful of action, line, and lifestyle shots documenting what went down during my time in Jackson '09.
**It didn't take Dylan too long to step out this natural hit and it turned out to be a nice launch pad. After Dylan got a few shots on it, I took a lap and the hangtime it provided put a huge smile on my face. Thanks Dylan.**
**I had the opportunity to ski Cody Peak with Cody a few times last season. It's unbelievably appropriate that his parents actually named him after this peak. They must be a bit psychic, even before he was born they knew the life he was destined to live****From what I've witnessed I don't think Dustin gets enough sleep. Regardless, I am constantly impressed by the energy level he can bring first thing in the morning. I am grateful to have him around shortly after dragging myself out of bed.**
**Schroder and I had the opportunity to drive the Dream from Victor up towards Targhee. The fact that it started at all was a miracle, shortly after, we discovered that on top of the nearly flat tires and missing windows the Dream no longer shifts out of first gear. This proved to be quite an adventure on the highway, even redlining we came up way short of the designated speed limit. Some motorists cheered us on others honked and gave us dirty looks. I think I know which group of people I'd rather hang out with.**
**I've heard this cliff referred to as Tron, but when brought up in conversation with knowledgable locals I've recieved blank stares, which probably means: a. it never gets hit or b. it's actually called something else. When Cody first told me he was going to hit this I thought he was nuts, from my angle it looked like 100 ft. (it's big not nearly that big). I ended taking a crack at this one later in the season and I can tell you from experience that it's a very worthy ride but it also packs an awfully rough landing.****Jackson locals are familiar with the Gelande Quaffing Championship that takes place annually at the base of the mountain and right in front of the TGR offices. Here is the team ( L- R, Tate McDowell, Dave Hudascko, Josh Nielsen, Aaron Hamby, Tigger Knecht (smith quaffer)) shortly after their early round loss. What can be obviously observed from the photo is regardless of the loss, this team is still clearly the champions.**
**Dustin has the pleasure of Snowmobiling, Hiking, Skiing, and Dragging the heavy 16mm camera and gear everywhere. Although mostly gracious about it, he often makes me pick it up, just to remind me how incredibly heavy this set up is. Here he is about to catch a little air massive pack and all.**
**Look closely and you'll see Josh Nielsen perched in a tree that isn't really designed for human perching. I've seen Josh indulge in a few precarious angles, like on the edge of a cliff with his only security being a hand on his belt loop. That's how he gets it done, combine that with athletes like Sammy and you get an A+ shot.**
**This line is called Rubberneck. Here is a glimpse of it the day before I had the opportunity to put my mark on it. After dropping in I discovered the snow conditions to be quite sub-par. However, this was the second season I had my eye on it and it was satisfying nonetheless. Perhaps I'll get to Re:Session it in the future.**
**Cody likes to do front flips, here he is mid flight. This particular jump didn't meet his grandiose intentions (that bombhole is from a different kicker) but he still gracefully put this to his feet.**
**This is the best haircut that I have ever given. Congrats me, thanks Keith for rockin the mostly uneven racing stripes.**
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- 4 years ago
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