Last winter, I traveled to Utah's Tushar Mountains on assignment for Backcountry Magazine. Away from the crowds of the Wasatch our crew explored The Snorkeling Elk and Puffer Lake Yurts, and weathered a huge storm to hit Southern Utah. Here’s a video from the trip, and to read the story in full, grab a copy of the issue, here.
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.
Last season I had the opportunity to review boots for Powder Magazine's annual Buyer's Guide. It was a super fun experience, and opened up my eyes to boots/designs I have never tried before. My top 6 boots are listed in Powder Magazine Issue 42.1, and for reviews on all of the boots I skied head over to Powder Magazine's Online Buyer's Guide.
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...
Last season I caught up with Sam von Trapp, of the famous von Trapp family depicted in The Sound of Music, regarding the skiing renaissance taking place at The Trapp Family Lodge. The piece is the lead fall-line story in Powder Magazine's Photo Annual. If you visit Vermont, you owe it to yourself to visit this beautiful location.
Powder Magazine's Buyer's Guide just hit newsstands August 15. Last season I participated in their annual "anti-skitest," aptly named Powder Week located at Jackson Hole, WY. The week was a blast and I'm already looking forward to Powder Week 2013. My reviews are featured on Powder's Online Buyer's Guide, however, one of my picks made it into the print version! Check it out below.