Tag: Alaska

Wild Alpine Ski Week 2014 – Wrangell-St.Elias, Alaska

Wild Alpine Ski Week 2014 – Wrangell-St.Elias, Alaska

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Wild Alpine Wilderness Ski Week is coming up from March 30th to April 5th, which is exciting as it’s usually the best skiing of the year.  If you’ve never been to the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park and Preserve (WSENPP), it’s like combining the Wasatch, Sawtooth, Teton and Sierra mountain ranges all together and being able […]

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Narrated Couloir Video

Narrated Couloir Video

| May 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

I’ve been in a video uploading frenzy lately and put together this 4:30 clip on chute skiing. The couloir itself was a 40-45 degree line which was about 1,800′ tall.  After editing the clips together, I went back and narrated over the top of it afterwards. There is obviously far more to skiing couloirs than […]

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2013 Wilderness Ski Week Photo Gallery

2013 Wilderness Ski Week Photo Gallery

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

2013 was the second annual Wild Alpine Wilderness Ski Week, which is held in conjunction with the Ultima Thule Lodge. Like last year, the weather and conditions were great and we got out every day for some of the best turns of the season, at least in my case.  I haven’t gotten around to a […]

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Ruthless Ambitions Photo Gallery

Ruthless Ambitions Photo Gallery

| April 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

I’ll get around to writing this trip up ASAP, but first… photos. Ruthless Ambitions 2013 This was the second part of my trip to Alaska this year and involved a nine-day outing in the Ruth Amphitheater (thus the “Ruthless Ambitions” trip name) with Garrett Grove, Noah Howell and my old skiing buddy, Mark Holbrook.  The […]

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Ultima Thule Lodge

Ultima Thule Lodge

| March 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

It looks like we’ll get some skiing in today…

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Up, Up & Away to Snowy AK

Up, Up & Away to Snowy AK

| March 27, 2013 | 8 Comments

If I had to pick my favorite place on earth to go skiing, it would have to be Alaska.  I know, this is a cheater’s answer as the state is so huge it is like saying “protein” is your favorite food, but that’s the point.  In Alaska you can ski anywhere from sea level to […]

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Gear List Blowout

| March 22, 2013 | 29 Comments

As I was packing up my gear for a two-stage trip to Alaska, I decided to shoot photos of it for future gear lists on StraightChuter. I’ll have to see how long it takes me to get around to the actual list and details, but in the meantime, here’s some/most of what I take on […]

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Angle of the Wrangells slideshow – Thurs, 2/21 SLC

Angle of the Wrangells slideshow – Thurs, 2/21 SLC

| February 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Tomorrow night, Thursday Feb 21st, I’ll be presenting a show on ski mountaineering in the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park and Preserve. The show is free and is being held at the Black Diamond Retail store at 7:30pm. As a slight change of venue, it will held upstairs in the gear emporium rather than in the dungeon. […]

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Ski Week in the Wrangell-St. Elias

Ski Week in the Wrangell-St. Elias

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the search for the ultimate ski mountaineering experience, the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve in southeast Alaska  is the end of the line.  It has the largest ski descent on earth (over 18,000′ from the summit of St. Elias to the ocean), the most terrain (13,200,000 acres) and some of the burliest and […]

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Alaska 2012 Trip Report

Alaska 2012 Trip Report

| April 27, 2012 | 3 Comments

The skiing in Alaska is always good, but this year was exceptional. Not only did the weather hold out for almost the entire three week trip, but the snow was so stable it was almost scary. I kept having to remind myself to be careful of overconfidence, as all of the aspects and elevations we […]

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