Tag Archives: skiing

Things I Like

It is August. People are getting after it in the southern hemisphere, ski movie trailers are dropping left and right, and there is new products to drool over. All of that is happening; meanwhile, I am losing my mind during the summer construction season. With days off only coming on rain days, I haven’t had […]

Valdez via The Space Shuttle

I was planning on boring everyone with an account of a trip to Valdez that Noah, Liam, and I went on. Luckily Noah wrote a much wittier account of the trip, so go check it out at: https://www.spaceshuttleak.com/blog/ While you are there, take a look at Noah’s new shuttle service that is targeted towards Alaskan […]

One Year: A Ski Edit (2015-2016)

This time last year (mid May) I was trudging up Denali. A year later, I have had one of my best ski seasons ever. I was able to summit Denali, slay pow in Japan, huck cliffs in BC, and shred spines in AK. During this year long ski extravaganza, I tried to capture the best moments […]

Japanuary!

It’s no longer a secret. Japan’s pow is ridiculous. Equipped with this knowledge, Elias Holt, Sarah Ward, and myself booked a flight to Japan’s northern island, Hokkaido. The following is a brief day-by-day breakdown of our adventure.   Flying to Hokkaido I boarded a redeye flight in Anchorage’s international airport on January 10th. Nearly 24 […]

Brushing the rust off

This summer marked the longest time I have gone without skiing since I had my shoulder reconstructed in 2009. Since I have been getting out and started to shake the rust off, I figured I would dust the cobwebs off this ol’ website too. This summer was spent working my ass off to pay the […]

The Goods

With the summer slowly dragging to a close, I find myself deeply entrenched in my yearly gear obsession bonanza. In honor of this annual gear geeking ritual, I decided to say my 2 cents on some of my favorite pieces of equipment from last winter and the Denali expedition. To keep it short, I’ve narrowed […]

Denali: The West Buttress

Team: Yes We Xan! Members: Eric Dahl, Peter Dreher, Nick Brunger, Jacob Brownlee Trip Dates: May 10, 2015 to June 1, 2015   Overview: At the beginning of May, myself and team Yes We Xan! flew out of Talkeetna with the hopes/intentions of summiting Denali. In the subsequent weeks, it turned into more of an […]