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First Snow. Bring It.

Walked the roommates dog  this afternon among the firing snowguns of Beaver Creek shrouded in falling snow from the first decent storm of the year.  Matt’s video officially dusted off the website and ended our cyber-hibernation. The walk through the falling snow broke me out of my own. Found some interesting ways to spend the off-season, but  when it comes down to it, it’s  all just killing time until it snows again.

It’s dumping as I write this and my mind wanders to pow skiing.  Having a few more weeks before the lifts turn, be fore we tell the tale of yet another EV season, we sift through memories of an epic trip.  Moved some photos over to wp from the fb highlights from our tour from Thompson Pass to  Hatcher to Turnagain Pass. Check ’em out. Hoping to end  this season in similar style,  but first we have a season to ski. Ready?

Sled/hike off the Worthington Glacier

Earning the turns

Base Camp at the old Thompson Pass airstrip

First week in April downtown Valdez

Serac we crossed under after skiing Girls and on our way to Acopolco

Just like the climb up off the Poma…

AK on the Mind

Welp, it’s been a while. The season that never was led to a long summer off for the EVI crew. A snowy weekend across Colorado reminded us that a new season is just around the corner. Just in time, Matt put together an Alaska edit filled with footage from the EVI trip up North this past spring. Enjoy!

AK Perspective Edit from matt luczkow on Vimeo.

Meteorite!

Bluebird skies have been too good to pass up. Booked a heli trip wtih Alaska Snowboard Guides for a full day. Brand new op, cool guys and some I know.

Headed out with Dave and had an opportunity to get out and hit a legend. Our first warm up run out the heli? Meteorite. No shit. A 3500′ sustained 52 degree ramp with a 60 degree roll in, it defines Chugach ramp skiing. First run out of the heli for Matt and Luke in AK and headed to the big time. They are now completely jaded. We represented Vail well sent it and spent the rest of the day with Tim Ellis on the Tonsina glacier hitting shots ramps with Sophie.

Thanks to Alaska Snowboard Guides for the opportunity, many people wait a very long time to get the chance to tee it up on an iconic run. Storm rolling in for a couple of days, but all is good. Gonna hit up a sled drop to the Books for a couple days after with the guys from Big Mountain Taxi to hike and ski. Thompson Pass kicks ass…..

On a side note: Congrats to Vail local Brandon Reid for winning TGA with a sick run. If you’ve ever seen a guy on a long board being pulled by a dog at mach ten in the village, probably Brandon. 10 g’s cash and a sword, pretty cool.

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