Monday, February 16, 2009

Rogers Pass

I have always heard great things about Rogers Pass, but it was more amazing than I had ever expected. We went to the hermit area which is just one of the many areas to ski. We skinned up through the trees for about 40 minutes and then it just opened up into a beautiful view of long powder fields and massive mountains for back drops. Angela who is our filmer was feeling a bit under the weather, so we decided to find the most accessible lines. We found three amazing lines so each of us three girls had our own lines. The snow was amazing and the light cast a perfect glow onto the snow. I was also feeling a little sick so I tried to regain my energy with one of my Probars and it did the trick. I was able to rally and get myself up the mountain and ski a couple fun lines. I just got a taste of Rogers so I am definitely going back soon.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fourth Door and Mckenzie Couloirs

Laura Booting Up Skiing Mckenzie Couloir

Mckenzie Peak and Couloir
I am finally in Canada and have spent the last two days at Revelstoke and all I can say is wow! This mountain has some unbelievable terrain and we were able to ski some awesome couloirs today. I am up here with Arcteryx clothing and three other amazing women one being our photgrapher/filmaker. Yesterday I was staring at Mckenzie couloir all day and I could not wait to have the opportunity to ski it today. It is about a 800 foot couloir that has about a 45 degree pitch, talk about my perfect run.
We hiked around the back of Mt. Mckenzie and walked past a bunch of different couloirs unitl we arrived at door four, which also was a very steep couloir probably about 50 degrees and 400 feet long. The entrance was located between two large cornices and we had to do a bit of a hop into the chute. After skiing this couloir it dumped us out right at the bottom of Mckenzie couloir. We then boot packed up the couloir Laura and I switching turns putting in the boot pack. The snow was very deep and sugary. The views from the top were amazing mountains for miles and miles. I skied the couloir first and had awesome powder up to the knee. Then Laura and Andrea both ripped down the couloir as well beautifully done I must say. We were all so pumped that we were able to ski both of these awesome couloirs. Tomorrow we head to Rogers Pass.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Time at Home

  There has not been a lot going on in Jackson since I returned from Red Mountain. I have just been trying to work and save money for my next adventure. I am heading to Canada with Arcteryx for a girls trip including Andrea Huskinson, Laura Ogden and Naheed Henderson. It should be a great trip we are starting in Vancouver and heading to Nelson. We will hopefully ski at Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Fernie and possible some more amazing places in Canada. We are doing a promotional video for REI, You Tube and other people that may possibly be purchasing Arcteryx products. I will then head strait to Crested Butte for the first stop on the Freeride World Tour. The skiing has been okay in Jackson we have had some clear days, which has made it fun to be able to see where you are skiing. I have been skiing Cody Peak quite a lot which has been so fun. I have some photos from cody peak pictured here we skied pucker face and no name face which was awesome snow. I also was able to go paragliding off the top of the tram which was really amazing. We flew over all the skiers and over all my favorite lines it was really awesome and I even got to do a little flying.