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“The New Old-School” is a trip down Jackson Hole’s memory lane

The New Old-School is an action-packed, nostalgia-ridden video produced by The Locals Project. The video explores the relationship between the locals of Jackson Hole. It documents the history of the fabled Jackson Hole Air Force (JHAF), a group of men and women that were pushing the limits of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the surrounding backcountry at a time when most wouldn’t even think of hucking cliffs or ducking resort ropes. At the same time, the short film follows current Jackson Hole freeskiers Sam Schwartz and Morgan Mcglashon as they continue the legacy left by the Jackson Hole Air Force. The New Old-School includes footage of JHAF members like “Captain” Benny Wilson and Dave “The Wave” Muccino sharing the Jackson Hole stoke alongside Schwartz, revealing the dynamic between the past and present in one of the greatest ski towns on Earth.

From The Locals Project on Vimeo:

“In the town of Jackson, Wyoming stands an interesting relationship within their tight-knit skiing community. There was once a day when the resort and surrounding backcountry was torn up and tracked out by the best skiers in Jackson Hole. Known as the Jackson Hole Air Force, these talented and seemingly crazy men and women hucked cliffs and skied the gnarliest lines that anybody had ever seen at the time. They ticked off cliff after cliff, line after line and ducked the boundary ropes, setting a precedent that Jackson Hole skiers were a different breed, pushing the limits of how far and big they could go.
Fast forward twenty years and there is a new breed of skiers. Building off of the foundation that the JHAF set, the new-schoolers are shredding lines that even the Air Force had only dreamt of during their reign. Don’t discount the JHAF’s influence, though. Had it not been for the Jackson Hole Air Force and their new school approach to skiing at the time, the young skiers of Jackson Hole today would not have open access to the backcountry nor would they have a bar to push higher and higher.”

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