TR: Apocalypse Couloir

“Benski” Day Apocalypse Couloir Prospector’s Mountain, Teton Range February 13, 2015 I’ve had the Apocalypse on my mind for quite some time now. Ben sent me a text Thursday night: “What do you think about the Apocalypse?” My reply: “Probably ski like shit?” The thing about the Apocalypse is that …

TR: Diagonal Couloir, Absaroka Range, WY

Diagonal Couloir Pinnacle Butte, WY January 11, 2015 (Happy Birthday Mom!) Being a Sunday, we figured skiing in Grand Teton National Park might be a little crowded (how spoiled we are), and headed out of town toward Togwotee Pass and the Absaroka Range instead. As if we didn’t expect a …

9,000 Feet to Paradise – Mount Rainier Ski Descent

Last week brought an unexpected opening in my schedule. A half and half mix of “cool, I don’t have to work for 10 more days” and “damn, it would have been really good to work and get that paycheck.” Bun fun overcame, and plans to ski Mount Rainier’ Fuhrer Finger …

Canyon Peak

I returned to an old favorite spot the other day with the idea of descending a seldom-sought ski line off the northeast face of Canyon Peak above the Bitterroot Valley. This is another little peak that I cut my teeth on as a teenager, having put in a couple of …

Trapper Peak – Kinda like spring skiing

Brian and I set out to do a little poking around on what I perceive to be “the mountains that are what mountains should look like.”  The Trapper Peak massif was my gateway drug into the world of mountains and skiing. I first climbed the mellow ridge of main Trapper …