Today, Teton Gravity Research & Indy Pass drops IN PURSUIT OF SOUL, a short film exploring the fiercely authentic culture of independent resort towns across the country while meeting the people who call those mountains home—the true soul of skiing and snowboarding.
Resorts highlighted in the film include Berkshire East, Brundage, Cannon, Magic Mountain, Bolton Valley, Black Mountain, Snow King, Beaver, Lost Trail, Mission Ridge, 49 Degrees, and Saddleback.
Big corporate ski resorts are pricing out large portions of skiers and snowboarders, making these more affordable mountains even more vital. However, with the global pandemic, skyrocketing real estate prices, and worker shortages, life as an independent operator becomes a lot more difficult. These smaller resorts must remain diligent and scrappy.
In Pursuit of Soul was directed by Jeremy Grant, who recently directed TGR’s latest mountain bike film, ACCOMPLICE.
“TGR is an action-sports powerhouse with the passion and experience to uncover the unique energy and culture of these independent resorts,” Indy Pass founder Doug Fish said.
TGR typically films on big mountains and exotic destinations, but In Pursuit of Soul highlights the media company’s ability to beautifully deliver the rich storytelling of independent resorts.