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Keeping The Dream Alive In Valdez, Alaska

By TGR – Eric Daft

March 9th, 2012

Teton Gravity Research continues filming for The Dream Factory in Valdez Alaska. After spending over a month here in the middle of winter, we have experienced intsense cold weather and blower powder days. Battling frostbite and chasing light are some of the challenges of filming in Alaska in February. When it’s snowing, we use snowmachines to access sick pillow lines next to the harbor. When it goes blue, we either snowmachine, hike, or heli into the alpine. 

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Valdez Dreams: TGR Tees Off On Thompson Pass

By TetonGravityResearch

February 27th, 2012

For the past few weeks, Teton Gravity Research has been in Valdez, Alaska, filming a segment for its next movie, The Dream Factory. The following blog post comes from TGR cinematographer Dan Gibeau. All photos by Mark Fisher.

The five-day haul from Jackson, Wyoming, to Valdez, Alaska, is a treacherous mid-winter slog on The Alaska Highway. With gas stations located hundreds of miles apart, the only respite from being in the car for that long is Liard Hot Springs — an oasis located about 1,200 miles into the 2,800-mile drive. With snowmachines in tow, skiers Griffin Post and Todd Ligare made the trek successfully. Snowboarder Ralph Backstrom flew in to Anchorage and met the boys at Robe Lake Lodge. 

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Griffin Post, Todd Ligare And Ralph Backstrom Kill It At Ski-Camping

By TGR – sampope 

May 22nd, 2012

In April, I spent 12 days camped between Cordova and Valdez, Alaska, on the Woodsworth Glacier at the base of the famed Pontoon peak, in the Chugach, filming Ralph Backstrom, Todd Ligare, and Griffin Post for Teton Gravity Research’s newest film, The Dream Factory

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Skiing Alaska the hard way


April 26, 2012

AS A CHILD, I REMEMBER QUICKSAND being a legitimate concern. I’m not sure where in my youth this slipped into my subconscious, but it seemed at any turn in life I could suddenly encounter this freak of nature. Twenty-some years later, hiking 60-degree spines in Alaska’s Chugach Range, I think I’m finally realizing my childhood fear in the form of snow.

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