Alaska is one of the funnest places to ride but there are alot of factors that need to line up to get just a few good days. We have been feeling like we are living in ground hog day here. wake up with the hope of bluebird weather only to find overcast skys over and over. When it finally does pop blue you've still only got one of many factors. The snow pack could be dangerous, or conditions could be bad, but if its safe, and smooth its on!
we have had a fair share of bad days but we had two work out for us. the following photos happend durring those days when everything lined up right. all the days waiting are so worth it, and when you get out it feels like there could be no tommorow.
photos: (in order)
1 seth ripping
2 code blue, warning system
3 the drop off stoke
4 Ian Mac dropin in
5 Jeremy Jones pow turn
6 Jeremy Jones at the bottom of a line
7 Jeremy riding avocado
8 todd and cory have a deck session after a good day
9 nascar style - this is who I roll with!
10 the friends of the wizzard
“Duck!” my partner, Ben, told me as he tightened the rope that connected us. I buried my head into my chest as a waterfall of heavy, cold snow cascaded around me. It collected everywhere there was space: in between my sunglasses, down my jacket, and in my helmet. "Is this what a river rock feels like as water flows undisturbed by its presence?” I thought to myself as I waited for it to end.My existence on this wall of ice on the final pitch of the Chevy Couloir on the Grand Teton was
Cody Townsend and company head uphill towards the Aemmer Couloir. Bjarne Salen photo. An average day on the job for Cody Townsend used to involve being whisked atop a peak or ridge by a helicopter, ripping pow all the way down, and then doing it all over again. These days, however, a day on the job is more likely to include a pre-sunrise wake-up, a long hike, some mediocre-at-best skiing, and then another long hike back to the car. What could possibly trigger such a
The debris pile from several avalanches in RMNP. Four skiers were caught in the slide on the left. CAIC photo. This season has been one for the textbooks when it comes to avalanche activity in Colorado. Already notorious for an unpredictable and often extremely dangerous snowpack, record amounts of snowfall this past winter have put Colorado’s backcountry skiers and snowboarders in an unusual place. RELATED: Full CAIC Report on March Avalanche That Buried 3 Cars This past weekend,