backcountry skiing

On Top of It, Without Being on Top of It

On Top of It, Without Being on Top of It

It’s not that I’m slacking, it’s that I’m…um…content-gathering.  Yeah, for sure.  That’s what I’m doing.  This month-long skiing and climbing trip is a research and content-gathering R&D research reconnoissance trip to the Pacific Northwest.  All for this website. Skiing volcanos and rock climbing and driving and hiking and sleeping in tents.  I’ll be back in(…)

The O’Neill Experience, Live from Whistler, Part 1

The O’Neill Experience, Live from Whistler, Part 1

I’m posted up in Whistler, British Columbia with Team O’Neill to film for the O’Neill Experience, a web video documentary series about the athletes on O’Neill’s ski and snowboard team. Along with 6 snowboarders and 3 skiers, we have 3 O’Neill staffers, 1 PR person, 2 filmers and editors, 2 photographers, a photography assistant, and 5(…)

After-Dinner Texts (Skiing in Utah)

After-Dinner Texts (Skiing in Utah)

Snow notwithstanding, we knew turns existed.  Somewhere.  Anywhere.  With an after-dinner text, snow withdrawal masked by a glimmer of hope, and individual servings of skin wax, we headed up a south-facing slope the following morning. May 13.  Gotta head up the South to rip down the North.  Maybe we started too late.  Yeah, 2 months(…)

Video: East Face of Sugarloaf Peak

Video: East Face of Sugarloaf Peak

Thanks to GoPro for the cameras.

Ski Descent of the East Face of Sugarloaf Peak

Ski Descent of the East Face of Sugarloaf Peak

Skiing tomorrow. Steep corn to cliff. Rappel. Ski to car. @ 1 hour approach. You’re welcome to join. That was the text message.  And, with just that, I was in. 5 minutes later, I got this one: Oh, this is Adam from tetonsandwasatch.com, by the way… We met at 6am at the Little Cottonwood Park-n-Ride.(…)

Photoshoot Reminder: Make Sure to Senderbrau with Surface Skis

Photoshoot Reminder: Make Sure to Senderbrau with Surface Skis

Between spring ski trips, I was fortunate to get out with Surface Ski’s Jason Eichhorst along with a rope, 3 ice axes, ski poles, a full rock rack, a harness, an Avalung, a helmet, Walk Frees, and a bike without any brakes.  The agenda was to do a photo shoot to promote the release of Surface’s(…)