Thursday, November 10, 2016

Teton Gravity Research Ski and Snowboard Film, Tight Loose - Tours through January 2017

Teton Gravity Research  21st Anniversary Ski and Snowboard Film, Tight Loose - Tours Towns, Cities, and Snow Resorts of THE WORLD

Tight Loose premieres in NYC November 10 at the Playstation Theatre

The movie tour for TGR's latest film "Tight Loose" started in September, and continues through January 2017, spreading mad stoke for extreme snow sports across North America and into Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, and Scotland to name a few other places.

Last year's TGR party for "Paradise Waits" in NYC
See what the NYC Premiere was really like!

Autumn film tours started with Warren Miller's annual ski flick tour, and Teton Gravity Research ups the ante, appealing to a younger more extreme brand of snow sports aficionados. Athletes in the film often appear at the big film premieres, and sponsor companies raffle prizes and toss swag while whipping the audience into a delirious frenzy of pre-season excitement for snow! Lift ticket special offers usually come with each ticket. This snowboard entrepreneur was the impresario for a couple of showings of TGR's "Anomaly" in CT back in 2006!

During 21 years of traveling the globe and pushing the boundaries of what is possible, TGR has experienced the full spectrum of adventure. The process has been a constant evolution of refining a lifestyle—keeping things buttoned up on the front end in order to seize the moment when things get to the edge of control.

 Tight Loose is a project that celebrates the media house’s twenty-first year in business. 21 years of TGR athletes  reunite for a throw-down on a massive group shred of the Palisades at Squaw Valley
The movie athletes autograph posters last year.

 Tight Loose is a project that celebrates the media house’s twenty-first year in business. 21 years of TGR athletes  reunite for a throw-down on a massive group shred of the Palisades at Squaw Valley.

 "From India to Alaska, discover unridden spine walls, massive airs and full-throttle riding in some of the wildest and most spectacular places on earth.  Tight Loose is living to the fullest."
“Tight Loose marks the beginning of a production year involving some of the most significant undertakings in our history,” says TGR’s CEO, Todd Jones. “This movie is not just a huge celebration for us, but is shaping up the beginning of a year for the record books. Twenty was big, but you always remember your twenty-first birthday.”
Following the September 17 world premiere in Jackson will be a worldwide live-event tour throughout the winter of 2016/2017.

Watch the trailer here:

Tickets and additional event info:

Athletes: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ian McIntosh, Tim Durtschi, Angel Collinson, Jeremy Jones, Dane Tudor, Dash Longe, Dylan Hood, Griffin Post, Johnny Collinson, Mark Carter, Nick McNutt, Sam Smoothy, Sammy Luebke, Lucas Debari, Hadley Hammer.

Locations: Jackson Hole, Wyoming / Golden, BC / Whitewater Ski Resort, BC / Gulmarg, India / Island Lake Lodge, BC / North Cascade Heli, WA /  Tordrillos Range, Alaska / Neacola Range, AK / Squaw Valley, California

About Teton Gravity Research
TGR is the leading brand in adventure, action-sports, and youth-culture media. TGR’s world-class storytelling has captivated audiences for 21 years. With a global, multi-channel footprint, a thriving millennial audience, award-winning multimedia film projects, a rapidly growing experiential platform, and unprecedented viral content, Teton Gravity Research is one of the fastest growing media brands on the planet. TGR is a proud member of Protect Our Winters, 1% For The Planet, BICEP, Surfrider Foundation and IMBA. For more information on TGR, visit

Article by Lauren Traub Teton and TGR

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

How to Go to Sleep

How to Go to Sleep
This is a letter I just sent to a friend who was waking up in the middle of the night. These are the tried and true methods I have used successfully to fall asleep, stay asleep, get back to sleep, or best of all, sleep through the night.

Sleeping through the night and training your body to do it used to be called "sleep hygiene." The "health of sleep." I believe in it! Using digital LED devices in the middle of the night is counterproductive to your melatonin production. The blue light mimics dawn and tells you to wake up!
Train like an athlete to sleep through the night. Your body and brain need it! Meditation and relaxation videos, warm bath with lavender or epsom salts, taking melatonin, taking glycine, and rubbing on topcial over-the-counter progesterone cream (for women) are all tools I've used successfully for my sleep hygiene.

Alcohol in the evening makes a lot of people wake up around 2 am. If you absolutely must get up, try reading a peaceful book by incandescent light until you get sleepy. TV to fall asleep is not a good habit.

 I can supply details on any of these, and I hope you will find what works and not use your computer or phone in the middle of the night! It is as bad as getting up and eating ice cream!
Sweet dreams my sweet!
Oh yes, warm milk or almond milk, etc. is great too! Sometimes an aspirin helps.My mother used to give me one when I couldn't sleep the first night before school started. 
And my best overall falling asleep routine that works over 90% of the time, when I can make myself focus on it is: progressive relaxation. Learn it and it will be your best friend. "Relax my feet, relax my toes", etc. Breath slowly and deeply while you do it. There is so much to focus on, and it is so mundane and relaxing, that it works. And once your body knows the routine, it works sooner and sooner each time! I learned it in yoga in the 70s, and it changed my life! It is great for kids too.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Turning 60: Empowerment and Disappointment

Lauren Traub Teton, photo by Lisl Steiner

60 is a Time of Empowerment

I am turning 60. It is a milestone. Turning 50 was not a big deal. It was more a time of confusion. My friends and I still felt and looked young. Changes were ahead. Life still seemed limitless.
Turning 60 is a time of empowerment for me. Life ahead has an expiration date. Friends are getting body parts replaced and taking lots of pills. It’s now or never for me to forge ahead and bring my ideas and visions to reality. This is the burst of vigor before the deep winter sets in. This is the last blast.

I was silenced in fourth grade by a favorite teacher after I very uncharacteristically and impulsively spoke out of turn about my enthusiasm for reading. It kept me from speaking up all of my life until now. I am healing and it is my time and age to speak.


It’s time to admit that I am disappointed with the way our society treats us. Don’t get me wrong, I have a great life. It’s just that I had hoped that my age group would be catered to, and our business and buying dollars would be valued and sought. Instead my age group is ignored, and often blamed for the woes of the world. We should be catered to and served in the marketplace! (video).

I created the concept and name “Twifties, the fun people around age 50 and up, years ago, in my 50s. If we could describe the “lively ones” determined to enjoy life, products could be designed to suit us.

I Did Not Go to Woodstock

The words “Baby Boomer” do not represent me. The age range is too vast and encompasses several disparate “age cohorts” as they say. The people most like me are what I call T-6, the 6 biggest birth years of the Baby Boom, from 1956 to 1961. I believe we as a group have needs that are not being met by the product-pumping machine that is our society. They want us to buy, but they offer us nothing designed especially for us.

I don’t see people my age or with my lifestyle represented in magazines or TV Shows. I have never seen a sit-com centered around people my age at the time. The products and services I want to buy do not exist, and so easily could. There is not even market research done specifically on my birth year and the surrounding ones. No one asks us or cares what products we want. How about using market research to steer product and service creation for T-6?

Convenience was a Cherished Value Growing Up

Politeness, etiquette, caring, customer service, simplicity, convenience and true relaxation are in short supply.  “No problem” is not the same as “you’re welcome.” Our lives revolve around a complicated expensive slippery breakable stealable hand-held computer communication device that takes hours of our time each day. Do we like it? Do we have a choice? Does anyone care?

I was raised and taught peaceful social protest at a young age.  My age peers may have been too young to learn to protest and now sit in quiet discontent, or perhaps don’t even notice their discontent as they are drugged by the tempting lure of personal electronics and unwholesome food. Mass shootings occur regularly and people hardly mention it. It is overwhelming, confounding, and we feel helpless and sad, so why talk about it?

Greed is Good??

Cosmetics and personal products and even our beds contain toxic ingredients and no one speaks. The products we are offered can make us sick. The pharmaceutical and health care industries boom. Simple solutions for health are not discussed in mainstream news. We were shocked in 1987 when Gordon Gekko declared “Greed is good.” Now greed has indeed become acceptable. Or are we just too distracted to notice and protest?

Let’s Share What Works

Loneliness is an epidemic. Much of the T-6 group is desperate for affiliation, that is activity companions. When we were young we hung out in groups. We want friends to do things with. It’s easier to meet people who like salsa dancing at the dance than to try to drag your friends. We have the means to make meeting people with similar interests easy. The Twifties Chill Spot is a booth or area at an event where Twifties who may have come alone can socialize comfortably with others. Let’s make it happen! 

We have a vast wealth of knowledge that we have accumulated and it can easily be shared now that we have the internet and time. At this time in our life let’s use our power to share what works. Let’s open small businesses that offer products and services to serve and delight our age peers and to the benefit of all. Let’s let our voices be heard to bring back the simple joys in life that we grew up with.

Lauren Traub Teton is a conceptual visionary and has created: Twifties and VibeMatch, The Twifties Chill Spot, The Teton NameScale, SnowboardSecrets and more. Lauren Traub Teton represents and is the self-appointed spokesperson for the birth year 1956. She has a long list of wishing well products and services that would make her and your life better and probably be successful. She chooses to use a flip phone as her main phone for its elegant convenience and reliability, and a smart phone as little as possible.

Her vision is to gather the T-6 cohort together in real life and online, and to ask them what could be done to make their lives better, then share the data with those who are interested and capable of making it happen.