I had a crazy spring/early summer. Following a full World Cup Dh and Super race season in Europe, I made a stop at US Nationals in Colorado, and then headed home to Tahoe for a week before heading off to Alaska to go film with Warren Miller Entertainment! It was an awesome trip up to Points North Heli in Cordova and it was super fun working with Tom Day, Danny Day (who I grew up with in Tahoe), and Court Leve.
After Alaska I joined my girlfriend Marie Michele Gagnon, and her teammates Marie-Pier Prefontaine and Eve Routier, as well as Federica Brignone and her boyfriend in Mexico for a few days of surfing and summer in Sayulita! Then I came back to Tahoe for a few days, drove up to my home for the summer, Canmore, Alberta, and then flew to Mammoth for our annual spring ski camp with the US Team. Then I finally flew back to Canmore after that month and a half of craziness and I am settling into the summer training routine here! It has taken me a month to recover from all that travel, and to go through all the photos and get organized enough to blog again! Here are some photos from Alaska! Also here is my first blog about Alaska with some photos.
Wow we nailed it with the timing here in AK! For three days before we got here it was raining and foggy, and then Tom Day, Danny Day and myself show up and BAM!, the first two days of the trip are blue bird and amazing. My first time here to Points North Heli in Cordova, and my first time filming with Warren Miller, and Im like,”Wow I guess its always sunny in Alaska!” Haha-It looks like the luck is on our side with the weather. The trip has started out well with some amazing conditions and we are already pushing it pretty hard. I am lucky enough to be shredding with Mitch Toelderer, an amazing big mountain snowboarder from Innsbruck who charges as hard as anyone and is a super humble person to be with in the mountains. I am learning a lot from him and its fun to start pushing it a little! All these photos on this post were taken by Mitch! Thanks Mitch, and nice work yesterday sending the first run ever down “The Rattlesnake”. That was burly! It looks like sun for another few days so ill try and send an update soon!
This line is called Tapas! I skied the lookers right spine and Mitch the lookers left! This was my third run ever in the Chugach.
- Kevin Quinn, owner at Points North is also featured in this Warren Miller segment and is our guide!
This is called Bubbys! We skied it on day two and it was amazing blower powder! I am sure we got a shot from it. I skied the prominent spine/ridge off the top and Mitch the big spine on the peak to lookers right!
Looking at a zone called The Massif from the heli!
Court Leve, our photographer on the left and Tom Day cinematographer on the right! They seem super happy after the first two days! We for sure got some shots.
My second line from day two!
Dropping in off the top!
Ripping by the heli at the bottom!
This is me getting some blower powder off the shoulder of Bubbys! Look at the photo from above called Bubbys to see the scale of this 3000 foot monster!
That was an amazing start to the trip! Thanks Kevin Quinn and everyone at Points North as well as Tom Day, Court Leve, Danny Day, Mitch Toelderer, and our pilot!