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 A winter that acted more like spring, and has now been replaced by a spring that already feels like summer.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 [...]

wasatch powder keg 2015

March 11, 2015

wasatch powder keg 2015

Last weekend was the 13th annual Wasatch Powder Keg. After many years of threatening to enter, it finally happened. Injuries, illness and powder have kept me away in the past, but it was inevitable. If you live in the Wasatch and backcountry ski it’s your duty to try it, at least once. And once may [...]

wildcat rally

March 3, 2015

wildcat rally

  There was the initial idea by Teague Holmes to go up Neffs Canyon, head into Porter Fork and keep skiing north facing shots off Raymond and Gobblers and finish with Wilson Headwall, or till our legs fell off. Tom Goth added the last minute variation of starting up Olympus and including a few north facing [...]

teeing off in the tetons part 3

March 1, 2015

teeing off in the tetons part 3

OK, I feel kinda stupid still writing about this little trip that happened almost a month ago. But, there hasn’t been much to spray about here in the Wasatch so I’m glad I milked the shit out of it. Fitting that we wrap up my new love affair with the Tetons from Valentines Day 2015. [...]

fundraiser for jim harris

February 26, 2015

fundraiser for jim harris

  The past several years I’ve been on some incredible trips and fun adventures all over the world, many of them with local Wasatch photographer Jim Harris. There are few photographers with all the required skills to travel safely and quickly in the mountains in winter. And even fewer that can let the action happen, [...]

backcountry film festival-slc and pc

February 25, 2015

backcountry film festival-slc and pc

A little PSA for Salt Lake City and Park City backcountry skiers and Wasatch Backcountry Alliance supporters. The Backcountry Film Festival is back in town next week at Brewvies and the following week in Park City. Let’s drink these bleak winter sorrows away and enjoy stories and footage from snowy lands that remind us of [...]