A sign of a good winter is less talking about skiing and more powder shredding. Well, that's the excuse I'm using for not blogging since December... Nonetheless, below are two stories I wrote that were published this winter in The Ski Journal. Issue 7.3 highlights the history of Vermont's Smuggler's Notch Road - relating the clandestine tradtions of bootlegging and tree cutting for powder stashes, and in 7.4 I sit down with pro-skier Ian Compton. Both issues are available at books stores and newsstands.
It has been some time since I updated the blog... Preparing for the season and some writing projects kept me at bay. I'll be updating some recent publications during the next week. However, it looks like winter is finally here in the Wasatch, albeit with a slight stutter this week. Here's a piece I put together for Mountain Advisor highlighting Alta's opening of new terrain.
Powder skiing is good for the soul. While it haunts skiers' dreams as we swelter in the heat awaiting autumn's first frost, the notion of powder days make every 100 degree day tolerable. This season, I only took out the GoPro a handful of days and had some fun days filming with friends. The edit is called Soul Pow, because that's what I shot, fun powder skiing that's good for your soul...
Spring in the Wasatch was a constant fight between winter and summer. Late April storms growing the snowpack and sporadic bursts of snow into May helped prolong the dry heat that has already begun. While it's time for summer floats and backpacking excursions into the mountains, the last few weeks of May helped bridge the crave for cold powder until October. Here's a short piece I wrote for Powder regarding this cycle called Green Tomatoes.
Just a few days after the story went live, we were treated to one more storm. Thanks winter, we'll see you next year!
Last week was a welcomed treat... My buddy Sam and I headed to Powder Mountain for a forty-two inch early season storm. It was great to ski powder again, especially after the long hot summer. My recap/story was featured on Powder Magazine's "First Chair" online section - check it out!