Teton Gravity Research (TGR), Helly Hansen Athlete Jim Ryan Breaks Out In New Film Peak Evolution
December 15, 2023
TGR and Helly Hansen collaborate to present Ryan’s ascent to the pinnacle of pro skiing
Jackson, Wyo. (Dec. 15, 2023)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Teton Gravity Research (TGR), the global leader in action and adventure lifestyle media, and Helly Hansen, maker of the most protective outdoor apparel on the planet, announced today the collaborative release of Peak Evolution, starring former ski racer turned pro skier Jim Ryan. The film, shot in TGR’s backyard at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Teton National Park, as well as in Alaska, details Ryan’s ski education and progression from a Jackson Hole newcomer to one of the most determined big-mountain skiers in the world and a featured athlete in TGR’s 27th annual film, Magic Hour.
Shaped by ski racing in Vermont and raised on the slopes of Killington Resort, Ryan finished a two-decade-long racing career only to find himself lost. An unexpected call from a friend “saved” him, and Ryan found himself in the Mecca of big mountain skiing: Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
With a desire to learn and be mentored, he committed to a path towards professional skiing one run at a time. Peak Evolution features heart-pounding footage of Ryan’s daring descents in the Tetons. He ticks off demanding lines on the South, Middle, and Grand Teton with style and speed rarely seen in such technical terrain. To watch Peak Evolution is to witness a skier coming into his own and staking his claim as a must-watch TGR athlete.
“Skiing has always been my favorite way to grow. It started at JHMR and it moved into Grand Teton National Park, and now I want to apply the skillset in bigger mountains,” Ryan said.
Peak Evolution also recounts a trip to Petersburg, Alaska that Ryan undertook with TGR legends Griffin Post and Sam Smoothy and snowboarder Taylor Godber. The film is as much about education and collaboration as it is about elite skiing, and Ryan’s takeaways from the expedition show that even though he’s at the top of his profession, there’s much more to learn. Peak Evolution premieres Monday, December 18, 2023 on the TGR YouTube Channel and TGRtv.
About Teton Gravity Research
Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is regarded as one of the world’s premier outdoor action, adventure, and lifestyle brands. TGR is known for original and branded content, lifestyle apparel and optics, and worldwide events. TGR’s best-in-class storytelling has captivated audiences for 28 years. With 50+ award-winning films, numerous television series, and national commercial spots, TGR delivers a global, multi-channel footprint. Teton Gravity Research is one of the fastest-growing outdoor media and lifestyle brands with a thriving millennial audience, award-winning multimedia film projects, a rapidly growing experiential platform, and unprecedented viral content. TGR is a proud member of the Surfrider Foundation, 1% For The Planet, BICEP, IMBA, and Protect Our Winters. For more information on TGR, visit TetonGravity.com.
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