TGR's Re:Session Stokes Whistler Shredders Once Again
Seems like it just ain’t the lead up to winter in Whistler until the TGR premiere rolls around. OK we’re biased as all hell, being the organizers of the event, but it just ain’t time to get ready for winter until TGR’s flick hits the big screen.
Is it just us? After all, it did change from 27 degree flip flop and shorts weather to cold and dumping snow in the alpine just days before the event. Coincidence?
Coincidence or not, the show went off and if we weren’t aching for winter before, we are now. A solid crowd of skiers and riders turned up to the sold out show at Millennium Place theatre, hungry for some ski porn, and ski porn they got.
Whistler boys Dana Flahr, Ian McIntosh, Kye Petersen and Callum Pettit were in the house to sign posters and boobs if requested, before kicking back to watch some of the best segments of the film… theirs. Ian killed it in Pembi all winter by himself, Dana was hate hucking off everything he could find in Europe and AK, and Callum came up with a solid debut performance.
Other highlights included Sammy & Tanner joining TGR for some radness in the air, plus a crew of other guys hitting some retardledly deep pow in Poland and AK.
And if Re:Session itself wasn’t enough, late show-goers were treated to the World Premiere of Gaper Day 2009! Fresh off the press, we couldn’t even burn it in time for the early show, but it made it under the wire for the late show, and will be immortalized on Youtube for y’all to enjoy soon enough.
Anyone who knew what was good for them rolled into the Longhorn for the after party, where a stacked pack of 6 constestants battled through Musical Shots before Sheldon Steckman went home with a new pair of Rossis.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the show… we’ll see you next year for TGR’s 2010 release, and of course the much anticipated… DEEPER – with Jeremy Jones.
Big ups to the local sponsors ROSSIGNOL, Atomic, Surefoot, Comor, Smith Optics, Whistler Blackcomb, and Black Diamond. Thanks to Alaska Heliskiing for coming out, to Longhorn for throwing a sweet after party, Millennium Place for keepin it real every year, and behind-the-scenes Holly Walker for gettin’ it done.