A fun day skiing over the weekend with Brandon French, Kevin Grove and Reed Finlay on the East Ridge of Mount Wister.
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Got out yesterday with Reed Finlay to ski a fun line on Buck Mountain I hadn’t skied before called “Buck Shot”. It’s kind of the north east face of the mountain and consists of two big hourglass-like features and is a 2000′ shot right into Avalanche Canyon. The top was steep, but not too steep [...]
Paradise in Snowshoe Canyon. Click all photos for larger image. Sooo, Iâ€™ve been trying to plan and put together an overnight trip into Snowshoe Canyon all winter, but the overall conditions never really lined up. (At least on my days off.) Snowshoe Canyon lies just north of Moran Canyon and is one of the few [...]
Randosteve launching with the sunrise from Colter Bay in GTNP. Click all photos for larger image. After a long day skiing in Waterfalls Canyon and one day off to recover a little, Reed Finlay and I went back up into the northern range to investigate a ski line that we have both been eying for [...]
Lines on the east side of the Dana Plateau. I’m back in Jackson for a few days before heading out on another skiing road trip. Here are a few pictures from skiing the Ripper Chute on Dana Plateau on a “rest day”. The Dana Plateau is a must-do for skiers looking to get into some [...]
Randosteve skis the South Face of Split Mountain. Click all photos for larger images. My second day skiing on this 2010 Eastern Sierra ski trip involved an early start by Sierra standards and one of it’s 14K’ peaks. Our sights were set on Split Mountain (14,058′) and it’s south face today, and although it’s not [...]
CLICK ALL PHOTOS FOR LARGER IMAGE. A beautiful morning ski across Jackson Lake. Entering the fog on Jackson Lake. It’s always colder on the lake. Skiing into a side canyon and towards our objective.
Well, it most certainly has been a trying last few days. I’d like to thank my bosses, Phil Leeds and Jeff Crabtree of Skinny Skis, for giving the time I needed to get my head straightened out. I’ve worked at the store for about 13 years now, so that should tell you what kind of [...]
Randosteve skis from near the summit of Spaulding Peak. Click photo for larger image. During our day, we watched 7 people…in two different parties, climb up no more than 1/3 of the way up the Ellingwood Couloir on the Middle Teton. From skiing the Amora Vida Couloir on the South Teton the day before, I [...]
Blue-Ford Couloir….Red-Becky Couloir. Click on photo from larger image. It is thought by some (albeit a small group of diehard Teton ski mountaineers) that Reed Finlay and I skied the Becky Couloir on the Grand Teton in April of 1999. However, this is not true and really…sounds like something for some other gringo skier. A [...]
Just a few hours left to Guess My Time: Grand Teton to win a pair of La Sportivas! Entries will be accepted until noon MST on Thursday…the winner will be announced on Friday! Good luck! Having tried to ski the Grand Teton a few times prior to 2005, and getting denied for one reason or [...]
Randosteve gets down in the Gros Ventre Slide. Yeah baby! That’s what I’m talking about…Steep Tech…skinny…long skis…Alpine Trekkers! That’s the way is was for me back in the day, touring around with Team Extreme (me and my JHMR bros Reed Finlay and Chris Onufer). At least that’s what I remember, especially from this great day [...]
Skiing the Northeast Ridge of Mount Moran has been on my Teton hit-list ever since I started getting more serious about ski mountaineering in the late 90′s. Reed Finlay and I made our first attempt at it in 2006, shooting for the line Stephen Koch did on the first descent, which continued past the gendarme [...]