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.