TGR’s award-winning “Almost Ablaze” is now available on iTunes

TGR’s award-winning “Almost Ablaze” is now available on iTunes

Almost Ablaze, the iF3 award-winning flick from Teton Gravity Research is now available for digital download on iTunes. To celebrate the release, TGR has released the Sarajevo segment, featuring Joss Christensen, Karl Fostvedt and Chris Laker. A departure from TGR’s typical big mountain-focused filmmaking, the Sarajevo segment finds the crew at the site of the 1984 Olympics, skiing in and around the remains of what was once a shimmering venue. The images are juxtaposed with the story of Christensen capturing Olympic gold in Sochi, some thirty years after the Sarajevo games. Enjoy the segment below and be sure to catch the flick on iTunes or at a tour stop near you.

Press Release provided by Teton Gravity Research:

Jackson Hole, WY — Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announces the release of its award-winning feature length ski film Almost Ablaze on iTunes. To celebrate, TGR is releasing the gritty urban Sarajevo segment, featuring Olympic gold medalist Joss Christensen, Karl Fostvedt and Chris Laker skiing the remains of the 1984 Sarajevo Olympic venues.

“Sochi was criticized for its hastily-built and exuberant infrastructure, whose lack of potential for long-term use barely justified the environmental degradation its construction wrought,” writes TetonGravity.com contributor Sam Morse in his article accompanying the release of the Sarajevo segment. “The now-dilapidated venues in Sarajevo, which hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics, were marked by disuse and destroyed by war, provoking eerie parallels to the criticisms made of Sochi’s future. With Oslo recently withdrawing its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the trip validated plenty of the concerns that have caused a decline in public support for hosting the Winter Games.”

The film will also be available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Film Tour Information

Almost Ablaze is a global odyssey combining state-of-the-art cinematography and the most progressive riding on the planet. Experience a new level of sensory overload as each athlete is wired for sound, immersing the audience shockingly in the moment. Watch as athletes push the edge to realize a heightened state.

Almost Ablaze highlights stunning locations, next-level riding, and the globetrotting lifestyle of these thrill-seeking athletes. 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. 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 takes you beyond the boundaries. Experience a rarely seen state of being and level of excitement where one missed step will result in total chaos.

Athletes: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ian McIntosh, Tim Durtschi, Angel Collinson, Dana Flahr, Dane Tudor, Dash Longe, Dylan Hood, Colter Hinchliffe, Todd Ligare, Griffin Post, Johnny Collinson, Mark Carter, Max Hammer, Joss Christensen, Chris Laker, Karl Fostvedt, Nick McNutt

Locations: Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Revelstoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia | Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing | Sella Nevea, Italy | La Grave, France | Sarajevo, Bosnia | Grand Targhee, Wyoming | Juneau, Alaska

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Related: City In The Hills – On location in Sarajevo with a star-studded TGR crew

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