Run What You Brung: Todd Ligare

TGR film athlete Todd Ligare shares his gear choices.
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TGR film athlete Todd Ligare shares his gear choices.
RWYB: Ligare Tout

Last winter Todd Ligare spent most of his time sled skiing in the backcountry near Valdez, Alaska for Teton Gravity Research. This racer-turned-freeskier-turned-freeride-force is notorious for ripping big fast lines wherever he goes. His equipment choices are surprisingly friendly, perfect for getting awesome on just about any hill. We caught up with him at the top of the tram at Snowbird, Utah, to see what he runs wherever he goes.



What Ski Guides Carry

This is the gear Arc'teryx athlete and ACMG assistant ski guide, Christina Lustenberger, trusts for long days of ski guiding in the hills. Photos by Bruno Long.

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What do you love?

Yeah, we all love skiing. Obviously. That’s why we’re here. For the face shots and the glory and the self-congratulatory après stories. But it’s really the little things that make it.

We asked for your help coming up with questions to ask pro freeskier Roz Groenewoud. And you delivered. The person who asked the best question (according to Roz) won a pair of Kombi's Roz Kombi's Roz G gloves. See below and the next few slides for your questions and Roz's answers. Here's the winning question—congrats to username Diah.If a men’s magazine asked you to pose naked would you do it?This was my favourite question, because I’ve never been asked it but I’ve thought about it since I attended a conference in the fall of 2008 (sponsored by SheJumps and the Stone Clinic). One of the seminars was 'The Sexy Question: good or bad idea for female athletes?' The main speakers were Marla Streb (pro mountain biker)and Gretchen Bleiler's (pro snowboarder) agent. Marla spoke of her amazingly powerful nude photo on her bike that appeared on the cover of Outside magazine. She insisted that there be no photo corrections or airbrushing as she wanted it to be 100 percent her—she said she earned every scar and her powerful leg muscles. She has never looked back on her decision to appear naked.  Gretchen, on the other hand, has had nude photos appear in magazines that aren't indicative of her personality or her strength as an athlete and therefore, apparently, she’s regretted them. Both women agreed that nude photos, in the right situation and at the right point in your athletic career could be a beautiful thing. Following that advice, with the right photographer with the right magazine with the right concept,  I would do it.(Click to the next slide for the rest of your questions.)

Roz Groenewoud: What You Want To Know

Canadian freeskier Roz Groenewoud, 20, placed third in X Games superpipe last weekend in Aspen. We asked for your help coming up with questions to ask her in an interview (the best question won a pair of Kombi's Roz G gloves). The winning question: Will Roz pose naked for a men's magazine? Find out her answer here.