Saturday, September 24, 2016

Red Bull TV: The Birthplace of Extreme. Chamonix, France

The birthplace of all things extreme, Chamonix, France, is one of the world's top spots for skydiving and BASE jumping. The Red Bull Air Force jets over to fly in the Alps, and some pilots stare down their own fears in search of the ultimate rush.

 

Red Bull Media House is a subsidiary media company launched in Austria in 2007. It has produced a website, a TV Channel (Red Bull TV is a digital video service that features inspirational programming from the world of Red Bull in live global events and an extensive selection of sports, music and lifestyle entertainment), TV programs (No Limits on ESPN), over 89 films of varying length (That's It, That's All, The Art of Flight), magazines (The Red Bulletin), and a steady diet of Web videos featuring snowboarders, rally cars, surfers, cliff divers, and concerts.
The Red Bull Media House takes care of all the major parts of Red Bull’s content marketing, including their presence on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube.
Red Bull Media House fully integrates social media marketing into every project.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Salomon TV Fall Winter 2016-2017 Teaser



Ten years ago Salomon introduced Salomon Freeski TV, then added Salomon Running TV shortly thereafter. Salomon have delivered episodes that range from trail running in Papa New Guinea to the 2015 award-winning total solar Eclipse freeskiing episode in the arctic circle. To celebrate the 10th anniversary, Salomon are bringing the kids together to form one channel — Salomon TV. To create this season’s content, Salomon have sent a crew of Salomon freeski athletes to British Columbia, explored the Italian Alps, went on an expedition with Kilian Jornet in Norway, and took another lucky fan on his Salomon "Dream Trip". And that wasn’t even the big one.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Teton Gravity Research Top 21 Moments (21): Angel Collinson's Line of the Year

2016 marks Teton Gravity Research 21st birthday. To celebrate TGR's 21st and the Word Premiere of the new film Tight Loose Teton bring us TGR's Top 21 Moments. 21 days prior to the world premiere on September 17 TGR will launch a video a day highlighting the characters and moments that make TGR what it is today!

Angel Collinson needs no introduction; she’s one of the best big mountain skiers in the world.
Her line in the closing seg of Paradise Waits is one of TGR’s all time favorite moments because… just watch it. It's insane.
Angel's line of choice was so techy and rowdy that it won her line of the year—an accomplishment that had yet to be achieved by a female skier.



Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is an extreme sports media company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.The company was founded in 1996 by brothers Steve and Todd Jones, as well as friends Dirk Collins and Corey Gavitt. The group launched the company to create products that came from the perspective of athletes, showcased youth culture, and fostered the growth of high-risk action sports.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Skier Visits Down to 52 Million in France During 2015-16 Winter Season


French ski resorts sold about 52 million ski days during the 2015-16 season, according to Domaines Skiables de France (DSF), which represents 230 French ski resorts, blaming the weather for discouraging visitors.
"The start of the season was very complicated because there was very little snow at low and medium altitudes, then the weather was changeable (...) The larger stations did OK, but the smaller and middle-sized resorts didn’t come out of it so well. The problem was basically the weather, and that’s out of our hands. What we need this year is more snow earlier", Marie Tissier, spokeswoman for DSF said.
"Despite this the numbers dropped only 3% compared with the previous season and only dropped 6% on the average for the last four years. This resilience is thanks to our savoir-faire and investment by the ski resorts, particularly in artificial snow that have made seasonal work in the stations more secure" DSF reported.
Mountain resorts in the Jura were the worst affected, with visitors down 23% in a year, followed by the Vosges (-16%), the Massif Central (-15%). The Savoie (+1%) and the Haute-Savoie (+0.1%) remained stable, but the Pyrenees reported winter sport tourist numbers down by 7%.





Laurent Reynaud, head of the DSF, said: "We remain in first place in Europe". France was closely tailed by Austria with 49.9 million ski days. 2015-2016 winter season is the second season in a row that France’s ski resorts have recorded a drop in attendance.
French ski resorts reported a peak number of visitors in the 2008-09 season with 58.9m ski days.
France has more than 357 resorts – just under 9% of the world’s share – and winter sports account for around 18% of France’s tourist economy, according to the Franco-British chamber of commerce. More than 100,000 jobs are created in resorts during the winter season, including 18,000 in the ski business and 15,000 seasonal posts.
Lack of snow in Alps and Pyrenees sees US resorts overtake France as world’s top skiing destination for first time since 2012.
The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) announced that U.S. ski areas tallied an estimated 53.9 million skier and snowboarder visits during the 2015-16 season. The annual skier visit tally, an important industry metric, was released on May at the NSAA Convention and Tradeshow in Nashville, Tenn.

Teton Gravity Research Top 21 Moments (20): The Most Challenging Line Jeremy Jones has Ever Ridden

2016 marks Teton Gravity Research 21st birthday. To celebrate TGR's 21st and the Word Premiere of the new film Tight Loose Teton bring us TGR's Top 21 Moments. 21 days prior to the world premiere on September 17 TGR will launch a video a day highlighting the characters and moments that make TGR what it is today!

Jeremy Jones’ first descent of the Shangri-La Spine Wall—a 2,000-foot line within a day’s walk from Everest base camp—was an incredible accomplishment.
The Deeper, Further, Higher series he and TGR had been working on for the past six years was coming to an end, and this beautiful never-ridden wall was the grand finale.
The combination of steep, big, and high made riding the line the most difficult thing Jeremy had ever done — because of the elevation (21,400 feet) every single turn was a challenge. But Jeremy welcomed the experience, and the segment that came from it is among the most memorable and stunning in TGR films to date.



Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is an extreme sports media company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.The company was founded in 1996 by brothers Steve and Todd Jones, as well as friends Dirk Collins and Corey Gavitt. The group launched the company to create products that came from the perspective of athletes, showcased youth culture, and fostered the growth of high-risk action sports.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Teton Gravity Research Top 21 Moments (19): The Story Behind TGR's First Fantasy Camp

2016 marks Teton Gravity Research 21st birthday. To celebrate TGR's 21st and the Word Premiere of the new film Tight Loose Teton bring us TGR's Top 21 Moments. 21 days prior to the world premiere on September 17 TGR will launch a video a day highlighting the characters and moments that make TGR what it is today!

After countless seasons in Alaska, TGR's athletes were longing to see what was beyond the heli-boundary. First descents and fresh spine lines lay just over the next horizon, but how to get to there? The answer... Fantasy Camp, a small town of walled tents set up deep in Alaska bush, the perfect base-camp for any group of skiers and snowboarders.
What followed was a good old-fashioned tee off session, with athletes like Tim Durtschi putting together a segment worthy of Powder Video Award.

 

Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is an extreme sports media company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.The company was founded in 1996 by brothers Steve and Todd Jones, as well as friends Dirk Collins and Corey Gavitt. The group launched the company to create products that came from the perspective of athletes, showcased youth culture, and fostered the growth of high-risk action sports.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Teton Gravity Research Top 21 Moments (18): Seth Morrison's Best TGR Segment

2016 marks Teton Gravity Research 21st birthday. To celebrate TGR's 21st and the Word Premiere of the new film Tight Loose Teton bring us TGR's Top 21 Moments. 21 days prior to the world premiere on September 17 TGR will launch a video a day highlighting the characters and moments that make TGR what it is today!

It's no secret that Seth Morrison's fast and aggressive style has been outrageously influential in the skiing world, and that he's had one of the longest careers in freeskiing history (he started in 1992).
Filming with Seth never gets old, even for industry veteran’s Steve and Todd Jones. He's undeniably iconic, he has consistently pushed the limits for 24 years, and his turns alone are capable of mesmerizing viewers (not to mention the huge airs, backflips, and techy lines).
Morrison had a short appearance it TGR’s first film "The Continuum" but had not worked with them for a long time. In 2008, Morrison reached back out to TGR hoping to film with them again. Todd and Steve were beyond thrilled by the opportunity and his segment in "Under the Influence" proved to be an all-time favorite.

 

Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is an extreme sports media company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.The company was founded in 1996 by brothers Steve and Todd Jones, as well as friends Dirk Collins and Corey Gavitt. The group launched the company to create products that came from the perspective of athletes, showcased youth culture, and fostered the growth of high-risk action sports.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Teton Gravity Research Top 21 Moments (17): TGR Athletes Send it Into Corbet's Couloir

2016 marks Teton Gravity Research 21st birthday. To celebrate TGR's 21st and the Word Premiere of the new film Tight Loose Teton bring us TGR's Top 21 Moments. 21 days prior to the world premiere on September 17 TGR will launch a video a day highlighting the characters and moments that make TGR what it is today!

TGR Athletes Send it Into Corbet's Couloir - TGR's Top 21 Moments (17/21) One bluebird day at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, a motley crew of athletes took to the famous Corbet’s Couloir to film a segment for TGR’s The Dream Factory.
John Spriggs set the mood right away with a massive backflip, then, the rest of the crew dutifully follow suit—hucking themselves off the huge drop with enthusiasm, finesse, and big fat grins on their faces.
Corbet’s Couloir is one of the most iconic runs at JHMR, it’s a run people often bucket list and hope to tick off before their ski legs say sayonara.


Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is an extreme sports media company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.The company was founded in 1996 by brothers Steve and Todd Jones, as well as friends Dirk Collins and Corey Gavitt. The group launched the company to create products that came from the perspective of athletes, showcased youth culture, and fostered the growth of high-risk action sports.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Teton Gravity Research Top 21 Moments (16): McNutt Lands Spot On TGR Roster

2016 marks Teton Gravity Research 21st birthday. To celebrate TGR's 21st and the Word Premiere of the new film Tight Loose Teton bring us TGR's Top 21 Moments. 21 days prior to the world premiere on September 17 TGR will launch a video a day highlighting the characters and moments that make TGR what it is today!

Nick McNutt joined the TGR team full time the year after his standout submission to the Co-Lab contest, where he came within one vote of winning $100,000. His massive switch landings in deep powder and undeniable style got him second place in the contest, and a permanent spot on TGR’s roster.
The next season, he filmed in Revelstoke for Almost Ablaze and his stellar performance in the segment won the Whistler-based skier Rookie of the Year. It was very proud moment for TGR, indeed.

 

Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is an extreme sports media company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.The company was founded in 1996 by brothers Steve and Todd Jones, as well as friends Dirk Collins and Corey Gavitt. The group launched the company to create products that came from the perspective of athletes, showcased youth culture, and fostered the growth of high-risk action sports.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Teton Gravity Research Top 21 Moments (15): Griffin Post Hammers the East Face of the Middle Teton

2016 marks Teton Gravity Research 21st birthday. To celebrate TGR's 21st and the Word Premiere of the new film Tight Loose Teton bring us TGR's Top 21 Moments. 21 days prior to the world premiere on September 17 TGR will launch a video a day highlighting the characters and moments that make TGR what it is today!

Griffin’s Teton segment in TGR’s Way of Life is effing mind-blowing. There is just no other way to describe it. (Except for maybe aggressive, calculated, and fast.)
The East Face of the Middle is such a big, high-consequence ski mountaineering line and Griffin skied the thing like it was at the resort. He hammered it without stopping from top to bottom, over 1000 feet of full throttle ripping. Even Zahan Billimoria, who’d been guiding big lines in the Tetons for 10 years at the time, had never seen anything like it.
Griffin would follow this line by the same style of descent on Mount Moran, and Apocolypse Couloir, eventually making him known for his remarkable Teton skiing.


Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is an extreme sports media company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.The company was founded in 1996 by brothers Steve and Todd Jones, as well as friends Dirk Collins and Corey Gavitt. The group launched the company to create products that came from the perspective of athletes, showcased youth culture, and fostered the growth of high-risk action sports.