backcountry skiing

Caution: If You Ski and Don’t Live in Utah, Enclosed Items May Upset You

Caution: If You Ski and Don’t Live in Utah, Enclosed Items May Upset You

The Wasatch got hit hard by last weekend’s storm. I was fortunate enough to ski, purposely missing the first day of storm snow (Saturday) to see what avalanche activity was reported. My first day (Sunday) was with Joe, Bekah, Matt, Lauran and Mark. We skinned around Solitude Resort and skied deeper snow than any day last season.(…)

The Definition of Late Season (is vague)

The Definition of Late Season (is vague)

As chronologically confused about seasons as this year’s leaves are about when to change color, I went skiing at some point this summer. I wrote about it here: The Definition of Late Season. It was sweaty and freezing and raining and snowing and muddy and rocky. With Robin and Jay, I walked around until our skis(…)

Story featured on TGR—Summer: Sleeping Around And Skiing Around

Story featured on TGR—Summer: Sleeping Around And Skiing Around

Contrary to what anyone believes, skiing in the summer can be a real box of chocolate. But, like Mama says, You never know whatchagonnagit. With an acceptance of any and all potential snow conditions in mind, I left on June 24th for a month of North American summer skiing. Like our athletic ancestors millennia ago, I(…)

Super Premature Skiing…featured on Freeskier.com!

Super Premature Skiing…featured on Freeskier.com!

In a very premature celebration of the nearing of winter, I went “skiing” last week in Grand Teton National Park. Sticking with the premature and ill-prepared theme of the Tetons trip, I decided to hike the same trail that I’d run two days prior. Making the walk easier and more conversational was Lindsay, who also took(…)

Snapshots from Whistler with O’Neill

Snapshots from Whistler with O’Neill

Now that the most recent rendering of the O’Neill Experience has completely wrapped up, I invite you to check out the website, the Vimeo page, and the Facebook page to see what all went down in Whistler. Though our 2 weeks in British Columbia have expired, the social media outlets will be continually updated, as not all content has(…)

Skiing Mt. Hood: Blog Entry on Surface’s Website

Skiing Mt. Hood: Blog Entry on Surface’s Website

Wow.  The last month has been pretty super fantastic, filled mostly with friends and mountains and a ton of skiing. While I unpack and do laundry, enjoy the always-wonderful Surface Skis blog, where I just wrote an entry about skiing from the summit of Oregon’s highest mountain, Mt. Hood.  The pictures, as is often the(…)