Last weekend, Teton Gravity Research premiered its new film — Almost Ablaze — under the stars at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyoming. A who’s who of big-mountain skiers including Angel Collinson, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ian McIntosh, Johnny Collinson, and Griffin Post star.
“More than a movie, Almost Ablaze is a piece of art influenced by each skier’s personal style … and is also the product of the filmmakers’ vision and the editors’ creativity,” said Johnny Collinson on The North Face blog. “All of those came together to create 70 minutes of action and adventure. I can’t wait to see what more people around the country think of the film.”
The movie combines state-of-the-art cinematography with the most progressive skiing and riding on earth. 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 conveys a rarely seen state of being and level of excitement where one missed step will result in total chaos.
“The Edge…There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others – the living – are those who pushed their control as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later. But the edge is still out there.” – Hunter S. Thompson
The film blazes through Whistler on October 3, Kelowna on the 9th, Vancouver and Calgary on the 16th, and Toronto on the 21st. Tour details including full movie roster here.