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My name is Thayne Rich and i’m a skier based out of Salt Lake City, where I was born and raised. I feel most comfortable at my home mountain, Alta Ski Resort, but love to travel and explore new places. Most of my time is spent in the backcountry trying to find new lines and features to get creative on. During the summers I help out pressing the Renegade for 4FRNT skis in the White Room, downtown Salt Lake. When I’ve got free time I love to go biking and get out camping.
Sponsors: 4FRNT Skis, Strafe Outerwear, Smith Optics, Alta Ski Resort, and Daleboot.
When the snow is low, there's nothing left to do but get creative out on the hill. Thanks to contributing sponsors: 4FRNT Skis Smith Optics Alta Resort
Zeal Optics releases SRP edit “The Shop Owner”
April 28, 2014 | by: Mark Kogelmann
Our friends over at Zeal Optics released our latest edit from our travels over in the Himalayas! Check out these 1st descents made by Tony Rossi, Vanessa Aadland, Kalen Thorien, and 4FRNT’s Thayne Rich! First time cameo made by our Executive Producer, Mark Kogelmann. Thanks to Matt Appleford and The Adventure Project for guiding…VIEW VIDEO
LINES OF CONTROL “1st Descents in Kashmir” EP III
March 10, 2014 | by: Ken R
In February 2013 Thayne Rich, Kalen Thorien, Tony Rossi, Vanessa Aadland, and Mark Kogelmann set out for Kashmir, on the border between India and Pakistan, to film a ski movie. This is their story. This week we meet Mr. Kahn – no, not the infamous Star Trek villain, the lovable entrepreneur from Kashmir who tells…VIEW VIDEO
Lines of Control – “1st Descents in Kashmir” Ep II
February 17, 2014 | by: Mark Kogelmann
Kashmir is not just mountains, shepherds and ibex. This week the crew rolls into the Gulmarg ski resort, which sits a scant mile from the line of control that separates India and Pakistan. Although the opposing military powers might be a little skittish, the skiers certainly aren’t. They take to the backcountry with gusto and…VIEW VIDEO
Lines of Control – “1st Descents in Kashmir” Ep I
February 3, 2014 | by: Mark Kogelmann
YEARS OF WAR HIDE SWEET BACKCOUNTRY SKIING LINES IN KASHMIR | LINES OF CONTROL, EP. 1 In February 2013 Thayne Rich, Kalen Thorien, Tony Rossi, Vanessa Aadland, and Mark Kogelmann, aka: Soulryders, set out for Kashmir to film a ski movie. The day they touched down in India, the government hanged a convicted Kashmiri…VIEW VIDEO
“Lines of Control” – Official Trailer
January 20, 2014 | by: Ken R
In February 2013 Soulryders set out for Kashmir to film Lines of Control a ski movie. The day they touched down in India, the government hung a convicted Kashmiri labeled by the Indian government as a terrorist and secretly buried his body in the prison where he was held. This ignited an age-old feud between…VIEW VIDEO