sawtooth mountains: mcgown peak

April 20, 2015

sawtooth mountains: mcgown peak

That night in Stanley was cold and clear, dropping down to near 10 degrees. We slept in the rafting guides bunk-house again and woke up early. In time to enjoy the sunrise, and coffee with the view from Scott’s backyard. With the quality snow we had found in “The Sickle”, at upper north facing elevations, […]

sawtooth mountains: the sickle

April 19, 2015

sawtooth mountains: the sickle

The Beartooths really lit the fire in me to explore more classics outside of the Wasatch over the next few weeks before I take off for some back to back expeditions. I started looking around the Sawtooths and found this image of Horstmann Peak and “the sickle” couloir. It seems like every range has a […]

beartooth mtns part 2: barronette/courthouse

April 14, 2015

beartooth mtns part 2: barronette/courthouse

The following day was stormy with a bit of fresh snow. Pat had to bail, so Beau, KT, Josh and I drove into Yellowstone Park for more chute skiing on the backside of Barronette. Our original plan didn’t look so promising, so we dropped this mini gem on our way to…… ……….this! Another deep dark […]

beartooth mtns pt 1: glacier peak

April 12, 2015

beartooth mtns pt 1: glacier peak

To start this one off you should go HERE  first and enjoy the endless ticking and tagging of dark lovely slots by Beau Fredlund. His blog is like Cabin Porn (one of my favorites) but for chute skiing, incredible line and image after incredible image. We’ve been emailing back and forth a bit and last […]

the complete idiot’s guide to backcountry skiing

March 31, 2015

the complete idiot’s guide to backcountry skiing

When I decided to quit working on Powderwhore films, I was excited to have some time this winter to just ski.  Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the best season to have so much free time. The lack of powder, however, has allowed me to spend more time working on another really cool project that’s been almost as […]

red baldy-linking up south faces

March 25, 2015

red baldy-linking up south faces

  I’m trying like crazy to get out of town, but weather keeps happening and some trips have fallen through. Luckily the backyard snowpack is holding on. A reported 10 inches of new snow is reason enough to go out and explore. Lars K and I wanted to check out some south facing lines off […]

twin peaks-high five

March 21, 2015

twin peaks-high five

The Powder Keg really kicked my ass! It took a solid week to feel energized and recovered. Thursday was the last day of winter. A winter that acted more like spring, and has now been replaced by a spring that already feels like summer. I really wanted to get out and go big fearing that these […]

whore no more

March 16, 2015

whore no more

  After ten long and powder filled years Jonah and I have decided to stop filming and producing Powderwhore films. Why? The answer is complex. So many factors and reasons. Something Else was the film we had hoped we could make, and we finally did it. The rest is a mix of risk versus reward, old […]

holden village-a near religious experience

March 14, 2015

holden village-a near religious experience

Ascent magazine has released their final issue for the season. I’m very proud of the job that Paul Olerich has done putting this rag together. It’s been fun to dive deeper and provide more than I do in these blog posts. Here is an article from a most unique trip to Holden Village from last […]

twin peaks-west face

March 12, 2015

twin peaks-west face

My legs have been slow to recover from the weekend of racing, but there’s no better way to bounce back than getting out and moving around. Lars suggested we ski the West Face of Twin Peaks yesterday. We knew the conditions could be questionable, and the bushwhack out would be regrettable, but the excitement of […]