Johnny Collinson has always gone his own way. From his unusual upbringing in Snowbird employee housing to becoming one of the youngest people to complete the seven summits, this long-haired free spirit finds his own path. This always holds true with his ride to the mountain. Late in the season, Johnny uses his Harley to cruise up Little Cottonwood Canyon, making his commute extra special.
We are the Jerry of the Day and Jackass generation, we can't help but look when we see a gnarly crash or the latest post from kook slams. We are not unlike Pavlov's Dog, trained to laugh and giggle at someone else's misfortune. Today, that person is sliding down the entire length of Corbet's Couloir.
"Bluebird. Powder. That's pretty much what we're all chasing," TJ David says in this beautiful short by Kastle Ski of his time sessioning Northern BC with Griffin Post and Skeena Heli. "It's that combination of light, slope, and location — and the people I'm with," David continues. "When that all comes together, it's really pretty rare. That's when you have that moment that keeps you hooked, that keeps you pursuing the ski thing."
ACMG guide Ross Berg shares some tips on how to safely approach a blind entry to backcountry ski descent which might be guarded by a cornice or other hazard. NOTE: The videos in this series do not replace proper mountain safety training. These videos are meant only as a refresher for experienced backcountry mountain travelers or as a teaser to get skier and riders excited to take a course and learn more. Ross Berg runs Altus Mountain Guides out of Squamish and Whistler, BC, offering a variety