I had the good fortune to spend the last few days at Taos Ski Valley shredding the powder and the wind buff with Hadley Hammer. Taos was the first place, at 19 years old, that I spent a winter as a ski bum. I worked at Kinder Kare at the ski school and skied hard with my friends every possible minute. I credit the steep tree skiing, gnarly chutes and big hearted locals for launching me into a lifetime of mountain adventuring. ... Recently Taos became the first ski resort to be a B-Corp certified corporation. I hope they lead the way for other resorts to follow. It exemplifies their commitment to social and environmental sustainability. It shows transparency to the consumer and lets us speak with our dollars by supporting those businesses that are equating profit and bottom line with environmental conscience. . It was awesome to come back here after so many years and see that while not much has changed, everything has gotten a little bit sweeter. ... Taos Ski Valley #skithechange 📸 The Public Works @iandavidf ... #neverstopexploring #wallsaremeantforclimbing #futurelight #wildplaces #meatballs @ Taos Ski Valley ... See MoreSee Less
FYI, I've never skied east of the rockies so I am heavily biased in my choices! Hope everyone is enjoying the abundant snowfall this winter. So far, I've skied all of these resorts this winter with the exception of Stevens and Jackson but winter isn't over yet:)
CB is pretty awesome too. And if you prefer backcountry, Irwin is right down the road.
Bring the family to Mammoth Mountain. It's got the most snow in the country right now. I'm gonna bring my kids there for spring skiing. My girls would love to see you again as they were star stuck when then got to meet you back stage at the Gallo in Modesto
Last week in Telluride I found myself finding my edge both literally and metaphorically on a ski descent that has always equally intrigued me and scared the daylights out of me. If nothing else, this little valley of #bearcreek captures my imagination and even after 15 years of exploring here, I am always amazed by both the creeks beauty and it’s ferocity. ... #dateski #wallsaremeantforclimbing #neverstopexploring #thesnowparty #futurelight #grandfather #lineskier .... @jimwmorrison The North FaceCLIF BarBlizzard SkiTecnica SportsJulbo EyewearGoPro... See MoreSee Less
Today was my first foray back into the big and scary ⛷ lines since #lhotseski2018. I definitely needed a break but today was a good push to get me over the hump. It was 🌶 trying to keep up with @davidlama_official @mikeyarno @jimwmorrison @christianpondella . Good peeps, good snow, lots of consequence 😳 and tired lungs.
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Hilaree Nelson what A Crew and what A Awesome Beautiful couloir. Loved it. Cheers guys.
Best wishes to you all.
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