Four Tools and Tips I Use to Navigate the Backcountry

by Cindi Lou Grant [Editor’s note: Backcountry snowboarders Cindi Lou Grant and her husband, Zach, live full-time in a remote cabin deep in Utah’s Wasatch range, which they access by touring or snowmobile.] I was 16 when I got caught in my first avalanche. I had just started backcountry riding—I was learning about avalanches through […]

Dawn Patrol

Nick Daniels’ had a New Year’s resolution this year: Make time for more epic adventures. For him, that means more dawn patrols, more climbing mountains in the dark and watching the sun rise from a snow-covered peak, surrounded by good friends. You can read Nick’s full account — and check out his portfolio of gorgeous photos […]

The Quest for Snow

Jesse Levine recently put together a cool story for about a backcountry mission to find snow during a particularly warm Colorado October. “I weighed my options: I could tag along and spend two days trudging my gear to a remote peak with a 50/50 chance of actually skiing or stay home and enjoy the last […]

Halina Boyd talks with TGR about Gannett Peak mission

    Splitboarder Halina Boyd is featured on this week about her recent mission to climb and snowboard13,809-foot Gannett Peak, the highest mountain in Wyoming. The expedition will be showcased in an upcoming film. “The challenge of the adventure is really when we’re getting what we don’t really realize we’re seeking,” Boyd told TGR. “Anytime […]

Building a Skier’s Mobile Home

This past summer, telemark skier Bevan Waite bought a run-down van from a surfer in San Francisco. His vision? Create the ultimate winter rig to be his home base for ski trips and life on the road. He’s spent the last six months working on his van, which he’s named Bubba. And now, as winter […]

Don’t Forget to Smile

I was fumbling around during some paragliding ground handling and feeling scared when my friend Chris Santacroce told me to smile. “Smile?” I thought. I was stressed, scared of the possibility of getting dragged around on the ground, thinking negatively, and probably frowning. But I smiled anyway. And it worked. The back pocket superpower of […]

Postcard from Argentina

While winter is ramping up here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s just winding down in the Southern Hemisphere. Skier TJ David headed south to Argentina to experience ski culture at Bariloche, Cerro Catedral, and elsewhere, plus late-night costume parties, mountain-top refugios, and bootpacking in the rain. Snow and weather conditions didn’t exactly turn out as […]

Skiing Las Vegas: Doug Evans Reports

If you’ve ever skied at Colorado’s Loveland ski area, you’ve probably seen Doug Evans. He’s the guy ripping nonstop, high-speed laps down the Chair 1 liftline, effortlessly jumping off building-high cliffs and finding powder stashes when everyone else has given up hope. He’ll be on first chair and last chair, disappearing only to hike a backcountry lap. […]

Dream Day Indeed

Tis the season for skiing in the morning, and biking, climbing, surfing and more the rest of the day.

Flying Off Lone Peak

Skier Ben White takes a flying leap off Utah’s Lone Peak