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BC x TGR Athlete Team

Episode 12



Show Notes

Parkin Costain, Jake Hopfinger, McRae Williams, and Colter Hinchliffe are all Backcountry athletes featured in this year’s Teton Gravity Research film, Legend Has It. Between their stacked athlete roster and killer film premieres, TGR sets the standard for annual ski flicks—we couldn’t be more stoked to be involved!


Nils gets the latest from the TGR crew, covering everything from Legend Has It to staying safe in the backcountry. What’s your favorite TGR movie? Let us know in the comments!

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Chapter Timestamps:


0:00 – Intro

1:57 – Legend Has It

6:11 – Colter The TGR Vet

10:07 – Parkin & Jake’s Backstory

13:10 – McRae's Journey To TGR

19:44 – Ins & Outs Of Film Logistics

25:25 – Chad's Gap

32:34 – Jump Building Technique

39:26 – International Pro Rider Workshop

43:47 – The Epic 2023 Season

51:31 – Alaska

55:34 – Closing Out The Season

1:00:21 – Summer Activities

1:10:01 – TGR Film Premieres

1:12:38 – What's Next

The Backcountry Podcast ( is a collection of conversations with influential members of the outdoor community, including our athletes and ambassadors. We dive deep into widespread topics from guests’ perspectives, ranging from film projects to personal pursuits and outdoor industry news. The Backcountry Podcast is hosted by Backcountry athlete, professional snowboarder, University of Utah Mechanical Engineering graduate, and all-around mountain guy, Nils Mindnich.


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