Watch Now: X Games Skiers Hit the Backcountry

Teton Gravity Research is back yet again with another pow-worthy in-house film.

Last week, Teton Gravity Research released its teaser for “Deviate,” an athlete project devoted to ripping in the backcountry. Today, the full film premiered online.

“Deviate” is the first backcountry project from legendary shredders Torin Yater-Wallace and Jossi Wells. Ages 25 and 30, both are freestyle skiers who have racked up their fair share of fame in front-country competitions like the X Games. (In 2011, Yater-Wallace became the youngest medalist in Winter X Games history at age 15. In 2014, Wells skied in the Winter Olympics.)

But in this film, they’re leaving the competition element behind. In “Deviate,” the duo rides alongside industry legends like Birk Irving, Bobby Brown, and McRae Williams. It’s all about smiles and shred.

The film is high on stoke: stoke for fresh tracks, stoke for snowmobiles, and stoke for earning their turns. The teaser is short and sweet, but the full film premiered on TGR TV on Friday, Dec. 11. If you don’t have TGR TV, you can now watch it here for free.

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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