Lone Peak Celebration

March 22, 2014

Lone Peak Celebration

Packing up for Alaska this morning! Planning for 10 days in the Tordrillo Mountains and 2 weeks in the Wrangells. Luckily I’ll be back just in time to support Save Our Canyons at their 12th annual Lone Peak Celebration. It’s incredible what this great little organization has been able to do to preserve our unique [...]

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance

February 24, 2014

Wasatch Backcountry Alliance

    The Wasatch Backcountry Alliance was recently formed in hopes of bringing the human powered winter community together and giving it representation. I’m honored to have been asked to be one of the founding board members. I’ve seen many bad ideas (Flagstaff lift) and attempts to expand (Ski-Link) pop up and it makes sense [...]

utah adventure journal

January 6, 2014

utah adventure journal

      There must be something better on TV this Thursday, but if not, come share some overpriced fireball shots and fond memories from skiing in and around the greatest little mountain range on the planet!

tools of the trade

January 1, 2014

tools of the trade

  I haven’t blogged about gear very much in the past because I do a bunch of gear reviews over at Backcountry.com. They make it easy to get the product information, post reviews and ask questions. And now you can follow folks that have similar interests and watch what they use. Check out MY PROFILE [...]

buried weak layers

December 5, 2013

buried weak layers

    Trips are popping up and the calendar is filling in. The hit list seems to grow daily. Gear is dialed. I’m fit and chomping at the bit after two less than satisfactory winters in the Wasatch. We are lacking in snow, but I’m extremely fired up for the season! Winter can turn on [...]

utah skimo

November 26, 2013

utah skimo

The skiing is lack luster, but that shouldn’t stop us from putting the hurt on and conditioning for the snow that will come.   Whether you’re rocking light, or might, come out to the inaugural Wasatch Citizens Series race this Thursday! NOV 28 Thursday: Thanksgiving Race – Race #1 @ Brighton Ski Resort 8:00 – 10:00 am [...]

boot quiver 2014

October 29, 2013

boot quiver 2014

      We all get to decide what “skiing” means on our own individual level. With all the gear manufacturers crafting backcountry tools we don’t have to be defined or limited by the gear, but only by imagination and fitness. My definition has changed dramatically in the past 2 years. I’m no longer using [...]

on tour

October 7, 2013

on tour

Once the film is made it’s time to share it with the WORLD, or at least a very small and dedicated group of snow enthusiasts in select locations throughout the West.     It all kicks off at Brewvies in Salt Lake City. This year a record breaking number of powderwhores (over 1000) came out [...]

wurl complete

September 22, 2013

wurl complete

    A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. -Denis Waitley-   W= It’s in the heart of the WASATCH Range. U= ULTIMATELY 20,000 feet of ascent and descent over 38 miles. [...]

giving it a wurl

September 9, 2013

giving it a wurl

    At long last, Jason Dorais and I are giving the classic WURL (Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Link-up) a go. We’ll start early Tuesday morning and go until we finish, or are finished. Play along at home, you can follow us on the SPOT PAGE.  A dream is your creative vision for your life in [...]