With the winter’s first snow covering the West, Matador Ambassador Griffin Post drops some of his personal favorites to get you pumped for the upcoming season.
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"One for the Road"

Filming for Teton Gravity Research’s “One for the Road,” just outside of Juneau in April, 2011.

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Pyramid

Looking down Pyramid in Valdez, Alaska. One of those moments where everything -- the snow, the stability, the light -- lines up perfectly. One of the best runs of my life.

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Bluebird

A rare bluebird day in early February in Valdez, Alaska, with nobody else out.

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by Matt Hershberger

We lived for a month on the border of uncontacted communites in the Peruvian Amazon. Here’s what we saw.

by Lina Collado
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Unskiable

A mostly unskiable face outside of Juneau, filming for TGR’s “One for the Road.”

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“So, you want me to put you down where?”

Todd Ligare and the pilot discuss LZs on a crystal clear February day.

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Last lines

April 30th, 2011, last lines of the season filming for TGR’s “One for the Road.”

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Stoke

Ralph Backstrom throws out some stoke after a day filming in Valdez for TGR’s “The Dream Factory.”

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Valdez, Alaska

February, 2012 -- After two weeks in Valdez, we saw the sun (and the terrain) for the first time.

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Jackson Hole backcountry

Short spine line to a 2,000’ couloir.

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by Nic Haralambous

Watch: Feel the uphill burn and downhill bliss of ski-mountaineering the Grand Teton

by Rory Moulton
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Malaysia’s Thaipusam festival. Warning: Some of these pics are gnarly.

by Stefano Tomassetti
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Eat your vegetables

The “Cauliflowers” and the stuff that dreams are made of, filming for TGR’s “The Dream Factory.”

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Sochi, Russia

This is the site of the 2014 Olympics, taken circa 2010. The lifts were a bit ghetto, the skiing second to none.

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Wizard Store

A micro-zone we dubbed “The Wizard Store,” in Valdez, Alaska.

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2k look

April, 2012, looking down a 2,000’ face, filming TGR’s “The Dream Factory.”

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