Cascade Mountain Rescue, Banff NP

Man, things sure have changed in the last few years (it is Canada though…eh) regarding what part of rescues can be shared with the public. I bet these guys didn’t get kicked off the job for posting this rescue. Oh well…such is life.

Video: Alpha’s Ivory Shoulder, Tantalus Range, BC

Check out this sickter POV and line JD Hare skis in the Tantalus Range of British Columbia. I think I’ve driven by this zone a couple times on the way from Vancouver to Whistler for some rando racing back in 2004 or so. Sure makes you want to drive on up there to check it […]

Fairy Meadows: Sir William and Enterprise

Click on all photos for larger image. Our last day of the week at Fairy Meadows broke clear in the morning and we were all anxious to get ski touring. Steep moraines led us back up and onto Granite Glacier, with our objectives for the day being Mount Sir William and Enterprise Peak. Some new […]

Fairy Meadows: Pioneer Pass and Triangle Face

Ski tracks on the Triangle Face from the helicopter ride out. Click all photos for larger images. Another day broke clear and sunny at the Fairy Meadows hut and a couple of us set our sites on doing a tour to Mount Damon, on to Pioneer Pass and then to the triangular face that I […]

Skiing Colossal and Granite Glacier Photo Gallery

Click on individual thumbnails to view larger images. You can also advance to the next image once one has enlarged. There is a brief trip report below…hope you like the pictures! The following day, our second full day at the Fairy Meadows Hut, we awoke to greybird skies. The plan was to do a long […]

Fairy Meadows: Close Call in the Houdini Needles

Morning light on the way to the Houdini Needles area. Click all photos for larger images. After our first night at the hut, which was filled with great food and fun, we awoke to clear skied and bright sunshine. We were psyched to have a day with good visibility near the beginning of our stay […]

Flying Into Fairy Meadows and Getting Our Feet Wet

Greg Hill leads the way on Rogers Pass. Click all photos for larger images. After eventually crossing the boarder into Canada, Dustin Lemke, Reed Finlay, Brian Ladd and I pulled into Revelstoke to meet up with friends Greg Hill and Aaron Chance. Being that the USA vs. Canada gold medal hockey game was only a […]

Back From Fairy Meadows

Ski tracks above the Granite Glacier. Click photo for larger image. I made it back to Jackson Hole with my bros today, safe and sound after a great trip to British Columbia and the Selkirks. We were late getting into the hut due to weather and missed one day of skiing (sort of), but we […]

Fairy Meadows Hut…Paid in Full

Somehow things have fallen into place and I’ll be heading up to the Fairy Meadows Hut in the Selkirk Mountains of Canada in less than a month. A fellow J-Holer scored in the lottery for hut reservations last year (yeah…because it’s so sick, there is a lottery for reservations) and was able to book the […]

Video Courtesy: Greg Hill

As usual, Greg Hill put together an interesting video (in his own quirky way) from a couple days skiing with him and his bros in Roger’s Pass. Watching this brings me back to the big views and amazing terrain the place has to offer. A must-do trip for any dedicated backcountry skier. Thanks for the […]

Rogers Pass: 8812 Bowl

Hover over images and click the arrows to advance the pictures. Big thanks to Greg Hill and Aaron Chance for showing the TetonAT crew around Rogers Pass for a few days. With bluebird skies and new snow, we had to play it safe in regards to avalanches a little, but we were still able to […]

Rogers Pass Excitement

Aaron Chance calls off he rescue. The skies finally broke up here in Canada after dumping about 40cms of snow on top of surface hoar and near surface facets. Over the past few days we’ve seen snow running like water down steep slopes and have kicked off numerous soft slabs. Some running a good distance […]

Oh Say Can You Canada

Fun times so far at the Kootenay Cold Smoke Festival in Nelson, BC. I don’t think it has snowed up here in about three weeks, but we were still able to find some soft snow in the side-country of Whitewater Ski Resort. Nighttime has been filled with great food, beer and the company of many […]

Blackcomb Excalibur Gondola Tower Collapses

The collapsed tower on the Excalibur Gondola at Blackcomb. Photo: Feeling safe about this weekends new tram opening at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort?   Well, you might want to think again because just to add to the excitement, a gondola tower at Blackcomb in British Colombia collapsed today.  Luckily there were no injuries, but many […]

Peak 8,700, North Face/Downtown Creek, By Andy Traslin

Note: This trip report is part of the TetonAT Trip Report Contest. Andy is now in the running to win a FREE pair of Black Diamond skis based on viewer response and the TetonAT panel of judges! Good luck Andy!! Andy Traslin on the way up Peak 8,700. We got off to another early 9:30AM […]

Guest TR: Blackcomb to Currie Traverse, By Stephen Ziff

Note: This trip report is part of the TetonAT Trip Report Contest. Stephen is now in the running to win a FREE pair of Black Diamond skis based on viewer response and the TetonAT panel of judges! Good luck Stephen!! West Coast sucker hole on the way to the Wedge. Oh no, I thought, the […]

Holy Rockslide!

Rockslide on the Sea to Sky Highway connecting Vancouver to Whistler/Blackcomb, where they have been doing massive improvements for the upcoming winter Olympics in 2010 Click here for more on the rockslide.