April 1, 2021

24 hours of vertical skiing

Yesterday I went up to Mt Ashland to support @ryanghelfi as he attempted to break the North American vertical ski record. His goal was over 62k in 24 hours. Although he fell short, he still climbed over 58,000 ft and covered 78+ miles within a 24 hour period. Simply insane.

Just imagine hiking from Lithia park to the top of mount Ashland…over 10 times…continuously…and on skis. Way to give it all you had Ryan. What an effort it was.

Oh, and props to @mt_ashland_ski_area for the fresh groomers through the evening all the way to 11:30pm 🤘

Almost to the summit of Mt Ashland, then back down and repeat

February 28, 2021

New Zone on Brown Mountain

Yeah…so that was a rad day on the mountain – 12 runs at about a mile long each (plus 4 bonus runs on a short but beautiful secluded zone), 20k vert, 34 miles, 5.5 hours, and a whole lot of joy. Good times in God’s country.

We took a few runs off the summit to the west but low visibility and what we thought my be a bad belt on the sled took us to the north chutes closer to the truck. Turned out to be a great decision. The belt was fine and we found some amazing lines with buttery snow.

February 21, 2021

“Best Trees Ever” Round 2

Sled skiing twice in the same week!

Nick had a friend in town so the three of us zipped up to the top of Brown MT and lapped the west side. It was probably quite the sight to see three people riding a single snowmobile up to the top. Worked out better than I thought!

Snow was pretty darn good too!