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REI present Far Out, the new ski and snowboard film by Teton Gravity Research. Tim Durtschi is probably best known for bringing big tricks to the backcountry. But for him, skiing is a whole lot more than that. Having been around since the dawn of freeskiing, Durtschi has just about seen it all. Over the years, his career has taken him from the X-Games, competing alongside the likes of slopestyle and halfpipe legends Simon Dumont and TJ Schiller, to pioneering booters like Utah’s Chad’s Gap, to finally skiing big lines all over the world on the silver screen. In 2013, he even won the coveted Best Male Performance at the Powder Awards for his segment in the TGR’s Way of Life. These days, not much has changed. Durtschi is skiing stronger than ever before, cementing a legacy as one the most creative backcountry skiers ever. This year, after exploring gnarly terrain in Europe, he packed up his sled and set out to the tiny town of Terrace, BC to see what the pillow hype was all about. The powder bender continued as he returned to Jackson to finish up a segment with Kai Jones, then finished out his season doing what he does best: teaching the next generation the ways of a true skiing ninja. We caught up with Tim and chatted about the season, filming, Tim Horton’s, and what goes through his mind on top of a gnarly line deep in the backcountry. Be sure to check out his skiing in TGR’s upcoming film Far Out, Presented by REI.