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Big Sky 2013/2014

The Big Sky season began on Turkey Day – November 28. It officially ended April 20. I worked hard and played hard. It was a fun one. It was a solid mix of work, play, travel, and good snow!   It’s a fantastic feeling to win awards – …

Stoneman Couloir, Cascades, WA

Skiing The Stoneman Couloir in Washington’s North Cascades Elevation Gain/Loss: +/- 3500 ft. Distance: miles: 5 USGS Quads: Shuksan Arm Directions: Park at Mount Baker Ski Resort’s Heather Meadow Parking Area, Stoneman Couloir is visible from parking lot and ski area. I learned about the Stoneman Couloir from …

Rogers Pass – Grizzly Shoulder

After the day on Young’s Peak, it started dumping. In a storm that legends are made of, it snowed the rest of our trip. We still managed to get out and make some turns. As my camera was down, these shots are courtesy of Aaron Diamond. Grizzly Shoulder …

Rogers Pass – Young’s Peak

In March 2014, Aaron Diamond and I headed up to British Columbia to make some turns. We left from Montana early and drove for 14 hours to get to Revelstoke, BC. It was a long day and let’s just say that we got “Egan-ed” at the bordered. Finally …

Ski Arpa 2013

In the summers, I am the lead guide at Ski Arpa, Chile. It’s an incredible experience. I could write books about the experience, but I think my simple point and shoot camera images will tell a bigger story… In 2013 we had 5 guides, 2 cat drivers, 1 …

Shortcut Couloir – Beehive Basin

It’s May 21, 2013. Destination: Shortcut Couloir, Beehive Basin Elevation Gain/Loss: +/- 2200 ft. Distance: 7.0 miles USGS Quads: Lone Mountain After a week of rain, it was time for another Beehive Adventure. We started off at the crack of 6. Driving up the spur road it was a …

Taylor Fork Recon

I don’t see any grizzly bears. Yet. The road is open to the trailhead in Taylor Fork. No Snow past there. Peaks still look good. Next week. Temps in the 70’s all week. Hopefully cooling later this week.