Why do this every year?
The annual TGR film is part of our roots. We’ve done a lot of documentaries and one-off projects, but we love what this stands for. The film tour we bring around the world is the kick off to the fact that winter’s coming. It signals the gathering of the tribe that you don’t see when the lifts stop spinning in the spring.
Speaking of documentaries, you guys helped document a sea change in freeriding. What about that era stands out to you?
It’s interesting to me that we were all coming of age when all of these changes were starting to occur—like fat skis, the talent of Doug Coombs and Shane McConkey, and the whole Jackson movement. We were walking into tradeshows at the beginning and it was still suits and ties and the corporate world, and the whole thing was kind of stale. I like that this core of diehard ski bums helped drive the industry into a much funner space. I think the evolution was amazing in that sense. Together, we all made an impact on the direction of this industry.
What do you love most about skiing right now?
I like how my kids are becoming my best ski partners. To share this sport with them and watch them experience it with fresh eyes is super mind blowing. I love that best right now.
The Tight Loose film tour kicks off September 17 in Teton Village, Wyoming. Check TGR’s film tour schedule to see the nearest screening to your home ski town, in North America or Europe. Get your ski posse together and catch a screening so you can start to build the stoke for your upcoming ski season in style. Celebrate with TGR like it’s your 21st!
Here’s a sneak peek of this year’s TGR flick, Tight Loose: