Colter Hinchliffe Feeds the Stoke!
While many of us have moved past the ski season, the Aspen Local is just getting started. Putting the easy, fun-fueled resort days behind him, Colter sets his sights a bit further. Often times, Colter checks in with some rambling post about a half-crocked mission — usually involving his dirtbike and a TON of walking — to bag some remote and rarely skied peak.
This year is no different; The lifts have shut down, but Colter is — perhaps unsurprisingly — Not Over It. We reached out to Colter and ask him to recount one of his favorite late season missions. Oh, and while you’re at it, enter the LINE Not Over It Photo Contest. Maybe you can snag a pair of LINE Sick Day Tourists for those late season pushes.
It’s 9 PM in Aspen, Colorado. I can’t take my eyes off the sky. I’m looking for the stars. If I see what I’m looking for, I will toss my skis in my truck next to my dirt bike and begin my journey no later than 11pm. All I need is a weather window.
Our lift served skiing came to an end only a few days ago here in Aspen Snowmass. We are one of the later operations to shut off the lifts – especially with the bonus week tacked on. But with a healthy snowpack and longer days ahead, I am Not Over It – I never am. My love for skiing gets me out searching for turns amongst the rocks as early as September and as late as July here in the high mountains of the Colorado Rockies.
Colter and Tim Durtschi Take on Moab
More often than not, I find myself walking. It’s not easy; it’s type 2 fun at best and often type 3. Walking with my skis, boots, skins, crampons, ice axe, full water bottle, lunch, camera, shovel, probe, first aid kit, and more strapped to my back. But the with prospect of harvesting high-alpine turns in new zones, I find myself walking – usually at 1 in the morning – with all of my gear strapped to my back. It’s for the love of it, right? Something like that.
The slogs – those long days deep in the mountains have become a staple of my spring. Last May, I decided to capitalize on this, and even pieced together a project, Sandstone and Snow. We skied the north face of Mt. Tukuhnikivatz – a technical climb and ski that involved a dicey rappel mid-line – and I was still hungry for more.So as I left behind those sandstone cliffs of the La Sal Mountains, I started scheming, plotting my next mission.
My route home took me south of the La Sal Mountains towards Telluride and the San Juan mountains of Southern Colorado. Late in the afternoon I came into the town of Naturita. To the south, a striking peak rose out of the horizon, basking in the last light. It looked like a mini volcano. I saw a sign for the local forest service office and pulled up, looked at a map outside and quickly learned that the mountain was aptly named Lone Cone with a summit elevation of 12,618 ft.
I wasn’t planning on skiing anything on the way back to Aspen – my thoughts were focused on peaks closer to home – but the weather was nice, and I didn’t have a reason to book it home. My thoughts quickly focused on a solo mission. But I was hungry, and I don’t think well when I’m hungry. Or if I have to pee really bad. So I went and got a slice of pizza on Main Street in Naturita as I contemplated my next move.
In the end I decided I might as well give it a shot. I ordered a couple extra sliced of pizza for the road and followed National Forest Access signs towards Lone Cone in the fading light. Eventually the road got muddy and rutted out, and I decided to find a flat spot and call it a night. It would be the farthest my truck would go. I pulled my dirt bike out of my truck, pitched my tent, and scarfed down one last slice of ‘za.
Not a bad place to start the day. Photo: Colter Hinchliffe
I slept in – a rare occurrence on these adventures. I planned on skiing the North Face of Lone Cone. The couloir itself that had a big wall that would shade the slope well into the afternoon. Corn o’clock is a fickle and fleeting beast, and too many times I’ve found myself too early or late to actually harvest her bounty. So I chanced it with a late start, departing shortly before sunrise.
I only made it a few miles on my dirtbike before I had to switch to foot power. So, like many of these half-crocked ideas, I soon was hoofing it with all my gear loaded on my back, trudging through the low angle flanks of this volcanic megalith. For what seemed like an eternity, I stumbled around, unable to see the objective. I was navigating off of pure luck and hope. But I’ve made enough wrong turns in my life to trust my instincts, and sure enough, I crested into the basin of my planned ascent route.
Pushing the West Ridge of Lone Cone
I kept moving up the west ridge. I switched from skins to crampons and began directly ascending the ridge, front-pointing most of the climb. The breeze kept things firm, and I was in no hurry; so naturally I took a bunch of selfies with my go-pro. GTS at all costs, am I right?! There’s something enjoyable about being alone in the mountains. I can move at my own pace, chose my own route, listen to music, and waste as much time as I want taking stupid pictures.
I dilly dally’ed my way to the top of the frozen Lone Cone hoping the sun would begin to do its thing, gracing me with soft corn to plunder. But it never did. I dropped into that North facing couloir around noon and skied frozen snow 1500 feet – not exactly the reward I was expecting. The angle finally eased and the snow began to soften for another 500-1000 feet of mellower skiing into the basin that drains the north face.
I followed the basin and followed it and followed it until it ran out of snow. It was only this point I realized how far west I had travelled. I would have to backtrack to my campsite – plus the additional 2 miles to my dirtbike. So I ditched my gear and moved quickly on the road with no weight. At camp, I re-hydrated, switched from ski boots to hiking boots, and jogged up to my dirtbike. By late afternoon I was rambling back down the muddy road with the Lone Cone in my rear view mirror. Satisfied, relieved, and happy that I just went for it.
As for now, it’s 10 PM here in Aspen, and the stars are not shining. In fact, its snowing. It looks like I will be sleeping tonight. But the entirety of #NotOverIt season lies ahead. I am just beginning to feel the inspiration to endure early mornings, long days, and less-than-great snow. I know the inspiration to push onward and upward will come. It always does. I usually just need to see a mountain to light the fire.
How Not Over It are you? Check out the LINE Not Over it Photo Contest on Facebook. Upload a shot of you showcasing how far you’d go to get your summer shred on, and enter to win a pair of LINE Sick Day Tourists!
“Tasty little inbounds XXX treat”
The end of the
world year is here and while we’re looking ahead to 2017 – here’s a look back at 10 #MoreFunner things that happened in 2016!
The LINE team descended on the Summit at Snoqualmie for the annual teamshoot. Tricks were thrown, laughs were had.
Catch more of the action in the first episode of LINE Traveling Circus’ 9th Season – Washington TC!
2. Will Wesson – XGames Gold Medalist
Will Wesson, long known for his rail skills, claims the gold medal in XGames inaugural Real Street video competition.
3. World Record Holder Tom Wallisch
Tom Wallisch also had a huge season, releasing Vice Versa and becoming the world record holder for sliding the World’s Longest Rail!
4. Eric Pollard reshapes skiing, again – The Pescado
Longtime LINE collaborator and skier, Eric Pollard debuted one of his most unique designs ever, the LINE Pescado.
5. LJ Strenio is XXXtreme!
LJ Strenio is one among a few skiers casted as stunt doubles for Vin Diesel’s new XXX Movie, XXX: Return of Xander Cage! He’s documented the experience for Powder Magazine HERE in Welcome to the Jungle.
6. Colter Hinchliffe’s Sandstone & Snow released by TGR
“Last winter, instead of exploring Alaska, British Columbia, or Japan, Colter Hinchliffe found himself in another outdoor paradise: Moab. Few would think of the sandstone paradise—a mecca for climbing—as a place to push one’s ability skiing. However, Colter was inspired by the terrain and grabbed a pair of skis to explore the peaks of the La Sal mountain range.” READ MORE AT TETON GRAVITY.
7. Repeat Offender, Leo Taillefer wins GoPros Line of the Year…again!
Frenchman Leo Taillefer wins GoPro’s LINE of the Winter again after continuously dropping edits every month that are equal parts pucker moments and jaw dropping feats.
8. Hadley Hammer sends it in Teton Gravity’s Tight, Loose & more!
Hadley Hammer has been consistently going 100% each season and it’s definitely shown this past season – between her segment in TGR’s Tight, Loose, her artic adventures in Girls Gone Polar and her own featured podcast on Powder, Nausicaa Cast – you better watch & listen!
9. Andy Parry’s Tell A Friend Tour
Andy Parry’s Tell A Friend Tour returns for it’s 3rd season! Join Andy and the crew for pizza, prizes and fun at some of your favorite resorts in the Northeast & Midwest!
10. Movie of the Year – Level 1’s Pleasure
Level 1 Productions 17th release, Pleasure, wins Powder Magazine’s Movie of the Year, thanks in part to the ridiculous segments from Will Wesson, Sami Ortlieb, Khai Krepela, LJ Strenio, Rob Heule, Pär Peyben Hägglund, Garrett Russell and friends.
TOO MANY QUESTIONS W/ Colter Hinchliffe
I find myself briskly walking through still bustling New York City streets at quarter past midnight with Aspen local and city bike extraordinaire Colter Hinchliffe. We’re en route to Times Square for a quick tourist photo. We’re in a rush because I’ve got to somehow find my way back to suburban New Jersey before the trains stop running and Colter has to pee. We had only just left the REI Soho store where Colter, along with the full staff from Powder Magazine, had just wrapped the tour supporting Monumental, Powder’s film documenting a varied cast of skiers descending the national parks’ most iconic landscapes.
Colter made his proverbial “splash on the scene,” in Teton Gravity’s The Dream Factory and scoring the 2011 October issue cover of Powder Magazine. Most recently, he’s starred in TGR’s stand alone film, Sandstone & Snow, a short film that follows Colter and Tim Durtschi’s hunt for fresh first tracks in Utah’s Moab region.
A week earlier I had sent over a document of questions, forgetting to tell Colter to pick a couple questions of his choosing. What follows is entirely way too many questions with Colter Hinchliffe.
Who are you? Colter Hinchliffe is my name. I am a skier, a climber, and newly wannabe surfer. I am always a fun haver.
Where are you from? I am from Basalt Colorado which is just down the valley from Aspen, CO where I live now.
How old are you? 30 years young
Describe your average day in a poem.
birds chirping, this is my alarm,
grind the coffee, burn the bacon
scrape the window, warm the truck
lil wayne accompanies me
unload the sled and hit the gas
with my friends we find the zone
build the jump, hike the line
get the shot, drop the gram
reverse it all
drink the beer, eat the burger
dry the gear
check the forecast, make the plan
faceplant to pillow.
What’s your favorite movie? T.V. show? Westworld is my current dilemma.
Quick – quote a movie line! “Vail? Nah, it looks like the guy who designed Wendy’s went nuts in this place.” -Aspen Extreme
Favorite beverage/beer/wine/water? Well thats a tough question, they all have their place in my life, but I’ll pick water for now.
Favorite non-skiing activity? Climbing for sure. Although I recently caught the surf bug in a huge way.
What did you want to do for a profession as a kid? Baseball player actually.
What is the funniest thing that’s happened to your recently? Hmm…. well when I was recently surfing like a kook in Encinitas, I was borrowing a shitty wet suit and shitty board. As I put my suit on and went to paddle out my buddy pointed out that there was a huge tear in my wetsuit on the backside and you could see my backside quite clearly. I reached back and felt that he wasn’t lying, my cheeks were hanging out. Then I looked over my shoulder to find an older lady and her friends laughing at me harder than I was even laughing at myself.
What is your earliest memory? Seeing someone fall off the chairlift.
When was the last time you went skiing? This is one of the longest breaks in skiing I have ever had. Besides skiing to and fro the hut trip for thanksgiving I haven’t clicked into my skis since 4th of July and is now November 28. I am however going to hop on the chairlift as soon as I’m don’t filling out these questions breaking my spell of non skiing.
Where was it? 4th of July we skied Connundrum Couloir from a 14k peak outside Aspen Colorado. We were back in town in time for the noon parade and an incredible rest of the day.
How was it? The skiing was actually pretty sweet and I was with a bunch of babes who took their tops off in salute to our awesome country and of course they needed a photographer so I volunteered. I actually made a IG edit from the day. check it out @colterjh
Feeling pretty free this 4th of July! God bless Merica!! It might be July but we're still skiing cause we're not over it and what better way to celebrate this beautiful country of ours!? 📷: @colterjh @mtn_babes_ #mountainbabes #mountainbabesofcolorado @zealoptics @factionwomen #merica #notoverit #starsandstripes #freethetatas @surfgravity #surfgravity @babskiiii @lifeofair @rileysod @pandapoles #tribeup
Who’d you go with? Katrina and Bridget and Ariana. O and Riley, him and I made it to the top of the couloir and met the babes half way down and enjoyed the show.
What’s your setup? I have a few. Mordecai is my main ski and I have it mounted alpine another with a tech set up. I also really enjoy the sickday 110 alpine as well as the sickday tourist with a tech setup.
Best local spot (restaurant / bar / burrito place) at your local resort? There is a new spot I havent been but i’m excited to go to and I’m going to blindly give it my endorsement because it is exactly the place we have been missing. It is called Shlomos and its right at the base of the gondy and they preach good vibes and affordable food.
Top influencers growing up? Who’d you look up to? Shane Mcconkey and I still look up to Rory Bushfeild with his daily antics. Two I have never met.
What keeps you skiing? Passion. I just love being out there, its beautiful, and its insanely fun. The mountains are endless and that keeps me motivated as well. theres always a new adventure to be had.
When was the last time you were scared? Yesterday, climbing a route thats hard for me and I fell on lead a few times. This is a standard day for me, and one of the reasons I love climbing. You can climb at or above your ability and push yourself hard. You can get scared and take lead falls and be totally fine and do it all over again until you succeed and get stronger.
What’s on your bucket list (top 5)? Base jump, get barreled, go to space, scuba dive, 6 month surf trip.
What ski film / edit / segment had the best soundtrack? Tangerine Dream
Will you ever retire? I’m sure professionally but i’m sure I will ski until the day I die.
Safety bar up or down? Up all day shits in the way.
Only #oneday left to get your #nakedgondy on @aspensnowmass. #hereiam #gettingmine #inmyelement #noshame #lego #legos #legoskier #skiing #ski #bro #skiracer #stoked #thisisskiing #freeski #liveskirepeat #skiingislife #skiingisbelieving #bricknetwork #brickcentral #instatoy #legophotography #legophoto #legotography #legogram
What’s the best gondola story? Well we started a thing here in Aspen. its Called #nakedgondy. Go check it out, the story speaks for itself.
Would you rather try a switch dub front flip on a mono board or tele skis?Mono
Favorite LINE ski? (can be current or from prior years) Opus. I miss it.
What’s the best trick you could do when you were 12 years old? Lincoln loop
What’s the best day you’ve ever had on skis? There’s a million to count but I’ll think about the day in Sella Nevea where we had the tram all to ourself to lap Tram Spines in perfect conditions and then I got to hike a sick couloir in the pink sunset with my man Moo. I was freaking out on the way down. It’s documented in Almost Ablaze by TGR
How do you setup / tune your gear to your preference? Drill my bindings to pollards choice and I usually don’t tune my gear cuz I don’t have the time and I’m used to it the way it is. Its’ kinda broken in.
You can either spend the day in a bullet-proof terrain park or warm, wet heavy pow – which do you choose? Warm mank.
Ever had a run in with Ski Patrol?
Yes. They are very freindly here in Aspen and Alta where I have a good buddy JB on patrol.
What is the worst trend in skiing? Backcountry. Too many people are getting out there in places like Jackson with attitudes as well and its busy and tracked.
What is the best trend in skiing? Backcountry. its great to see so many peoiple out there enjoying it.
If you were only allowed to do 1 trick for the rest of your career on skis, what would it be? 360
What’s surprised you the most about where skiing is today? How many people are coming back from snowboarding.
If you were to take or have taken a Sick Day to go skiing from work or school – what was the excuse? I would just keep it simple “personal reasons” I need some “therapy”
What’s the biggest backcountry (and/or general skiing) FAIL you’ve ever committed? Maybe one of the many jumps I/we have built and never hit cuz it took us so long the weather came in and ruined our day.
Have you ever pooped yourself from falling while skiing? Not yet. maybe today.
You’re on a road trip across the United States but you’re only allowed 5 stops along the way – where do you go and why?
1. Aspen to see my homies and do some climbing or skiing.
2. Moab cuz its the raddest place on earth and I could climb and swim and ski,
3. Havasupai cuz its the coolest place i’ve ever been and I could swim and cliff jump and experience the magic.
4. Encinitas cuz the waves are good and the vibes are great
5. after getting on a barge I would finish my road trip in Hawaii cuz the waves are better and so are the vibes.
You’re allowed to rename one person on the LINE team – who is it and what’s their new name? Hadley Hammer – Hadley Hinchliffe
You’re offered $1000 to get the face of another LINE athlete tattoo’d on your ass – who is it & why? Do you turn it down? Erica Durtschi, cuz it’s my best friends sister, and yes I would do it.
Dog or Cat? Fish? Cat.
What was the last book you read? Dog Stars. Post apocalyptic world where the subject is still surviving in the Colorado mountains that I know so well.
Did you have a crush on any of your teachers in school? Yes. Sunny we called her. I don’t remember what her last name was any more – but she was a sweet heart and taught me how to art.
Favorite subject? (Math, English, Gym etc) Sience [sic].
What was your school mascot? Basalt Longhorns.
Were you the geek or jock? Dorky Jock. Baseball wasnt a popular sport and I was also a skier and the girls didnt care.
Quick – answer this question (convince me it’s the right answer!)
Train A, traveling 70 miles per hour (mph), leaves Westford heading toward Eastford, 260 miles away. At the same time Train B, traveling 60 mph, leaves Eastford heading toward Westford. When do the two trains meet? How far from each city do they meet?
Well in two hours train A goes 140 miles and train B goes 120 miles and those two distances together equal the total distance between Eastford and Westford so this is where they would head on. Boom.
Where do you find inspiration? In my environment and conditions.
Do you believe in a higher power? Maybe an internal higher power, inside each of us.
If you were reincarnated, what kind of animal would you prefer to come back as? A dolphin.
How lucky are you and why? I am very very lucky to live this lifestyle I get to live and have the friends, family, sponsors and health to support it.
Buddha and Jesus walk into a bar – who get’s thrown out first for drinking too much? Why? Jesus cuz[sic] he was a carpenter and we all know those guys earn their whiskey shots
What’s the worst thing you’ve seen written about you on Newschoolers (or internet)? Best thing? I dont remember that stuff. But I have gotten alot of compliments on my recent film Sandstone and Snow skiing the La Sals and climbing the nearby towers in Moab and I reallly appreciate that kind of stoke.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve eaten? LSD
The weirdest place you’ve slept? In a ditch
How does the internet work? Really well
Why is a tennis ball fuzzy? I’ll ask my mom.
You’re only allowed 3 ingredients, how to you make the following:
If you were to run for US President, who would you want to run against? Trump? Hillary? Trump! that guy.. seems easy to beat.
You’re only allowed to live in one place for the rest of your life – where & why? Aspen cuz the skiing and climbing are both good. and so are the people and the weather.
You can change one thing in the world – what is it & why? Snow more so I can ski more pow
Would you rather be allergic to gluten or dairy? Gluten
How long do you think you’d survive in the event of a zombie apocalypse? Forever. they cant skin through pow
Look at the objects in the room around you – if you were to be sent to a deserted island, which 3 objects would you bring? iPhone, Goal Zero, Surfboard
If you were cast in a movie, would you prefer to play the hero or villain? If it involved superpowers – what would they be? Hero
You’re told the finale of Game of Thrones (or any other popular show), do you spoil it via the internet or keep it to yourself? Keep it to myself
You’re the head of an internet startup – what’s the name of it and what’s it do/sell? I cant tell you that cuz someone would steal my idea that I’ll never actually do
You choose: Tiny, tiny hands or a very large nose. Large nose, cant climb or paddle with small hands.
What’s the best way to travel? Standby, always flexible
Your best memory from 2015/2016 season? The time in Moab filming for Sandstone and Snow. We had a great time, got a lot done, explored a new range, and got along well.
The best way to peel a banana? From the bottom like a monkey
The best topping on pizza is: Garlic
The best country to visit is: Canada
The best video game platform ever is & why?: (Sega Genesis, N64): Xbox so you can play Amped
The best kind of socks are: kneehigh, ankle, crew, tube? Ski socks tube
The best kind of dessert is? Terra masu
What activity are you really bad at but still do regularly even though you’re awful at it? Surfing
What is the worst thing that’s ever happened to your rental car / hotel room? We broke the window to Heather’s Rental car stuffing the boards in
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Grey Lady. They were stuffy & run by some couple that treated us all like shit. I walked out. Felt great.
What’s the worst haircut you’ve ever had? The one I gave myself in first grade
Where’s the worst place you’ve ever gone? Rosarita Mexico sucked. Kinda. Kinda sweet too.
The worst food to eat when you’re hungover? Apple pie
Are you single? Very
How could someone get a date with you? DM me
What’s the best pick up line? The worst? I might be small, but I’m quick – both
Describe your dream wedding? Flip flips, shorts, hawaian shirts obvioulsy on the beach with good freinds
Who’s your celebrity crush? Male & Female. What’s her name from Hunger games
Tell me about Prom… I cant even remember
If you were a DJ, what would your stage name be? Colt45 so cliche
Do you listen to music while you ski? Every time
What do you listen to on the car ride to the mountain? On the lift? Hip hop and electronic
Who are your top five bands/artists? I dont even know nowadays. If i hear a song i like I add it to my playlist and don’t pay attention to who it is most the time. But lil Weezy and Rae Surrmond are bosses. I also love burning man type deep playa music.
If you were in a band, what would your band name be? Colt45, so cliche
What kind of music would you play? Hip Hop
What instrument would you play in said band? Vocals
What’s the last song you listened too? black beatles
What song is currently stuck in your head? Black Beatles
If you had the rights to any song, past or present, for your next edit/segment – what would it be? Random Rabb
What song do you hate when it get’s stuck in your head? ABC’s
SANDSTONE & SNOW: COLTER HINCHLIFFE AND TIM DURTSCHI DISCOVER MOAB
“Last winter, instead of exploring Alaska, British Columbia, or Japan, Colter Hinchliffe found himself in another outdoor paradise: Moab. Few would think of the sandstone paradise—a mecca for climbing—as a place to push one’s ability skiing. However, Colter was inspired by the terrain and grabbed a pair of skis to explore the peaks of the La Sal mountain range.”
Jacked as we found access up high in the #LaSals. Exploring is underrated. See what we found in #SandstoneAndSnow❄️ dropping very soon on @tetongravity. 📷: @nicalegre || link in bio! A photo posted by Colter Hinchliffe (@colterjh) on
Exploring the #LaSals via snowmobile was a huge part of our time down there. So many unknowns and no one to ask for beta made things very adventurous and extra fun. Look for the edit from @tetongravity Wednesday nov 14th. I know I said that it was coming last week but we pushed it for good reasons! 📷: @nicalegre #SandstoneAndSnow❄️
Flying high through the #LaSals on one of our jump sessions in our film coming later this week! We just had a mini premiere in Moab on my friend @kyehalpin’s couch and we all loved the final product! Stoked to share! 📷: @timdurtschi #LaSalSolitaire #SandstoneAndSnow❄️ A photo posted by Colter Hinchliffe (@colterjh) on
“First-Descent Essentials” in the October issue of Skiing
Make sure to pick up the October issue of Skiing Magazine (on newsstands now) to check out the feature on Colter Hinchliffe and the gear he “bets his life on.” Back in June, Colter and a crew snagged the first descent of Capital Peak in Colorado’s Elk Mountains, climbing 14,131′ and then descending thru scree and and pucker moments.
It’s dependable when terrain is steep and exposed. Plus, it’s lightweight, which helps when I’m carrying it for 18 hours.” – Colter Hinchliffe
BBQs are ablaze, tan lines still lingering and the sun is still shining way into the evening; yes, there’s something to be said about Summer.
And now that we said something about Summer, let’s move on to our favorite time of year – Winter!
Fresh in from Teton Gravity Research, we’ve excited to let you know that they just dropped the trailer for this year’s release, “Paradise Waits,” perfect time to start getting any and all anxious for winter’s approach. Keep an eye out for Aspen local and LINE MC Colter Hinchliffe sport the all-new Mordecai powder ski in the trailer!
More Info Below.
Media house Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announces the release of the trailer for Paradise Waits, the feature-length ski and snowboard film slated for a September 2015 release.
For those who anticipate winter’s arrival with frothing mouths and the dreams of what may come, this past year came with an unfamiliar set of struggles as perfect moments became more and more elusive. But for the TGR team, this only hardened their pursuit of winter’s rewards. Through the highs and lows of a curious season, they come to find that the moments found on the other side of adversity are the greatest moments of all. As the days turn into weeks and the weeks roll into months, it’s the moments when everything seems to come together in perfect harmony that resonate the loudest.
Paradise Waits chronicles the entire season of a group of characters who are some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world. Each athlete is mic’d up throughout the film, capturing their personalities from the weird, lighthearted and funny moments, to the action-filled when conditions line up in paradise. Travel the narrow streets and alleys of Boston, where a record 110 inches of snow transformed Beantown into a blank white canvas. Experience a stormy Alaska, as a weeklong storm drops ten feet of fresh snow. Discover Paradise on the far away peaks of Greece, Kosovo, Japan and beyond. Paradise Waits is true documentation of the season as a whole, a ski and snowboard film that you can truly follow.
From the award-winning filmmaking crew that brought you 2014’s Almost Ablaze comes the story of one weird winter and the people who celebrate it… Paradise Waits, a ski and snowboard film.
Starring: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa / Ian McIntosh / Tim Durtschi / Angel Collinson / Nick McNutt / Dana Flahr / Dane Tudor / Dash Longe / Dylan Hood / Colter Hinchliffe / Todd Ligare / Griffin Post / Johnny Collinson / Mark Carter / Bryan Iguchi / Cam Riley / Clayton Vila / Forrest Shearer / Sammy Luebke / Sammy Carlson
Filmed on Location in: Jackson Hole, Wyo. / Revelstoke Mountain Resort, B.C. / Boston, Mass. / Golden, B.C. / Sharr Mountains and Restelica, Kosovo / Greece / Kiroro, Japan / Black Ops Valdez / Neacola Range, Alaska
Paradise Waits will premiere September 11, 2015 in Jackson Hole, Wyo. followed by a worldwide film tour and releases digitally and on DVD/Blu-ray.
About Teton Gravity Research:
Since 1996, Teton Gravity Research has worked with the top athletes in their respective disciplines to capture, celebrate, and bring to life the passion and enthusiasm associated with action sports and adventure. Known for its media and lifestyle products, TGR has significant production experience on all seven continents including commercial work, branded entertainment, original television programming, and 32 award-winning feature films. TGR is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, Surfrider Foundation, and Protect Our Winters. For more information on TGR, visit TetonGravity.com.
First! Colter Hinchliffe and co. claim a first descent on Capitol Peak!
LINE MC Colter Hinchliffe snagged a FIRST! on Capital Peak on June 5th in what he and the crew that accompanied him have dubbed “Peg Leg,” a treacherous “fall, you die” descent – the culmination of a 14,131 technical climb one of colorful Colorado’s peaks in the Elk Mountains.
The feat was certainly full of “pucker” moments as described by Hinchliffe.
“You look over the side [of the ridge] and you’re like, ‘What did we do? We bit off so much here, how’re we going to get down?’”
Want to get the full report? Read all about it at the following links!
Curious about those white skis Colter dropped down the face of a 250 foot cliff while rappeling? Those are the all-new LINE Tourist! Get a sneak peek here >> SIA 2015
Watch Colter Hinchliffe in the latest “Behind The Line” from TGR
A new episode of Behind The Line featuring Dash Longe, Colter Hinchliffe, and Dana Flahr just dropped on tetongravity.com! ––
This past winter Dash Longe, Colter Hinchcliffe, and Dana Flahr traveled to Sella Nevea, Italy to ski one of the snowiest winters on the record. The trio stayed at the Rifugio Gilberti, a hut situated in the middle of the mountains of northeast Italy. Using the rifugio as the base the group skied a full 360 degrees around them. This included Dash stomping some mini-spines and Colter throwing down one of the most creative lines of the year.
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Almost Ablaze – A New Film from Teton Gravity Research
Teton Gravity Research has just released a trailer for their fall release, “Almost Ablaze.” Watch LINE MC’s Max Hammer & Colter Hinchliffe join a stacked cast & crew for TGR’s latest endeavor
“Almost Ablaze is a global odyssey combining state-of-the-art cinematography and the most progressive riding on The Planet. Experience a new level of sensory overload as each athlete is wired for sound, immersing the audience completely in the moment. Watch as athletes push the edge to realize a heightened state.
Almost Ablaze highlights stunning locations, next-level riding, and the globetrotting lifestyle of these thrill-seeking athletes. The crew sets up camp deep in the Teton Range hitting 5,000-foot dream lines all on foot. Check out urban riding in the war-torn Winter Olympic venues of Sarajevo. Explore the massive untapped terrain of Sella Nevea, Italy during a record winter where they struggle to keep lifts and chalets from completely disappearing into the snow. Finally, feel the madness as TGR’s full cast of athletes meets in Revelstoke for a mind-blowing session producing some of the most diverse riding in the world. Almost Ablaze takes you beyond the boundaries. Experience a rarely seen state of being and level of excitement where one missed step will result in total chaos.
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