HELI SKIING, ALASKA

FEBRUARY - MARCH 2018

PHOTO BY: CHUGACH POWDER GUIDES

Heli-Skiing is one of my favorite things. I admit, I love backcountry touring and experiencing the mountain going up just as much as I do coming down...but the ease and terrain you can access with a heli is un-beatable. I flew out to AK with my sponsors to film some ski content, and was blessed with several heli-days, and one personal heli day as well!

The powder ranged from boot deep to chest deep, and I got my fill of face-shots, couloirs, steep lines and spines. These days flying reminded me why I love Alaska and why my heart is so full every time I am here. The scenery is overwhelming, the people are extreme and friendly. and the skiing is epic. 

The thing about skiing though, is that it's not how you get there...it's appreciating every single part of the sport. From flying over expansive glaciers that bend around massive peaks, to living each single turn you make, feeling every bump you hit, and loving the sun hitting your face. I love the cold snow hitting my face when I turn, and when I'm done...feeling that snow from my run melting on my skin. I love to look back and see my line. See the mark I made in the mountain, and knowing that my signature will only last briefly on this terrain, but that right now, it's there.

PHOTO BY: CHUGACH POWDER GUIDES