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From today "Turns are more enjoyed when they are earned, and days are better spent with friends. @lexidupont, @aengerbretson and I had a crazy fun trip to France with Warren Miller Entertainment. Conditions were variable but we made the most of it, skiing every day and partying every night #EuroStyle. Check out our segment in @warrenmillerent’s #LineOfDescent, coming soon to a town near you. " PC: @christophehassel (McKenna Peterson @mck_p #SKImagazine takeover day 4) // @k2skis @backcountryaccess
#Repost @tracecooke's 16/17 winter edit is live! Full length edit link in Trace's bio! PRESS HD |@tristanmp | Additional @colin_arisman @bohdandoval | @fischersports_alpine @swixandfischercanada @swix_sport @smithoptics @thenorthface @backcountryaccess @whitewaterskiresort @villageskihut #fischerranger #smithoptics #lifebeyondwalls #neverstopexploring #iheartwh2o #freedom
BCA ambassador Chris Mayer (@backcountryascender) gives pointers at the BCA Beacon Training Park over the weekend at the Hay Days Grass Drags. Mayer and fellow Cascade Drift Skippers Jason Holmes and Tim Penelerick trained 62 snowmobilers on Saturday in our mini "debris field" made of organically grown hay.
With the Tracker3, it's easy to find the needle in a haystack!
One of the many highlights at Hay Days sled fest in Minnesota: meeting Greg Bent, owner of Orion Trailers and survivor of avalanche in Island Park, Idaho. His sled was buried six feet deep, but he stayed on top after deploying his Float 22 airbag. Greg is now a big believer in avalanche education (and airbags, of course).
At BCA, we feel that there is no better way to spend these long summer months than brushing up on your snow and avalanche safety skills. That is why we have created the BCA ‘Backcountry Safety Summer School.' These quizzes will help you brush up on your backcountry safety and avalanche rescue knowledge. Quiz 1, link in Bio!
Season highlight #2! This, although inbounds, was my 1st and second time hitting the church double off high boy. After being showed it I really wanted to trick it in some way. A backflip was hard cause of the downhill take off, taking off/ landing switch would be hard cause of how high speed and pin point it was. The other options a 3 or this. And my gut said front flip so, You can't not listen to your gut
Takeover by @isaacfreeski
#frontflip #highspeed #highboy #church
Switching it up from big mountain to backcountry jumps, one of my highlights this season would definitely have to include dub backying chads! I did it a couple days before turning 22 and stomping this couldn't have been a better birthday present!
Also shoutout to T-Hall for getting the jump built
Takeover by @isaacfreeski and by @misterkevbot #chadsgap #dubback
Dream Line bonus part 3 - Narnia Holes
Probably one of the scarier moments of the trip for me happened at the bottom of the Dream Line. We called them Narnia holes because if you fell in one who knows where you would end up… The only way out of one would be exactly where you fell in.
These are actually fairly common, differing dramatically in size. They occur next to rock faces that get a lot of sun The snow melts from underneath by the heat of the rocks and the snowpack tends to slowly slide down the hill creating these pockets.
When I felt myself drop I tried to distribute my weight as much as possible to try and prevent more snow from collapsing… then I collected myself and got the f@*k outa there!
Takeover by @isaacfreeski #avalanchesafety #unepicadventures #dontlookdown #ski #skiing #skimountaineering #corn #scary #roamfree #cornhole
Part 2 - The top! Being the only line we actually got to the top of, I was so stoked to be on the Dream Line I decided to to send a standing backy with huge exposure on all sides of me falling wasn't an option. So when I stomped it we all started laughing in relief
The best turns were definitely up high cause lower down it still hadn't thawed yet… We were just happy the crux move through the choke over the hanging snowfield was wide enough to fit our skis!
Take over by @isaacfreeski #avalanchesafety #unepicadventures #steep #skimountaineering #dontlookdown #ski #skiing #mountaineering #makeskiersclimbers #backy #backflip #exposure
Dream Line Part 1 of 2
Step 1: struggle to get out of our sleeping bags at 2am
Step 2: sled to the park boundary and then skin to the base
Step 3: boot pack 3 thousand feet straight up!
The lower couloir had wet slid the day before and the resulting ice made going up it a breeze. But the second we hit that first turn going onto the hanging snowfield the wall got way steeper and thankfully the snow started to give a little
ps: was a little to gripped to smile hahah
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When the came out we sent it straight for the high alpine. After waiting a little while for a hole in the clouds I dropped in to possibly the biggest cliff I hit all trip and couldn't have been more stoked! The snow was epic and we couldn't get enough of it!
However, later on the weather began to heat up and the conditions started changing into a spring time snow pack. So we decided to put away the powder boards and grab our ice axes. Our next objective, The Dream Line
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Hey! Isaac here (@isaacfreeski) and this week I'm taking over to share about @gskizy and I's recent trip to Montana and then some highlights from my season, So make sure to tune in!
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To kickstart, when we first showed up it was deep and unstable so we kept it mellow in the trees and went searching for face shots Mid way through the day one wrong turn left our friends sled vertical in a tree well and left us scratching our heads… luckily, with 5 of us it didn't take to long to dig the back out and level her out
#avalanchesafety #unepicadventures #adventure #powder #pow #instatakeover #slednecks #freeski #freeride #snowmobile #ski #skiing @benprager