Tuesday, January 08, 2008

VMT Pow Report - P2-Gettin' the Ski Legs On


Ok folks, blogging from the lodge on a satellite connection -way out in the Valhalla Mountains. Gotta love modern technology...

The lodge is run by Evan Stevens, who is a Backcountry.com sponsored guide. His wife's parents own the lodge (yeah, he married up), and as an IFMGA Guide, he's the lodge manager and lead guide. We loaded up a snowcat with a weeks worth of food, 13 people plus gear, and took a hour and a half ride into the hills.


Before this trip, I'd only been ski touring twice this season, so it's safe to say the legs weren't exactly in shape.


After 2.5 days days and 12,000 feet, I'm sure they are getting there, but it doesn't matter because I am worked. The snow is great, about a foot of cold smoke, and a sorta sketchy avy danger, so we'll be sticking to trees and lower angle glades. The forecast is calling for more cold and snow for the rest of the week. Here's a photo of Evan skiing above Shannon Lake on our second day...


Here's some helmet cam footage of Evan skiing one of the signature lines at the lodge. It is a tree lined, 2,000' vertical gully called 'Big Momma'...enjoy!

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7 comments

7 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

Yo TC, Shannon, Kirsten, Ari, Sandy, Erik, et al...

Nice photos, cool video. Looks like an amazing trip! Very jealous

Already impatient for the slide show in SLC...!!

1/09/2008 10:32 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

great sound, who performed that song?

regards till

1/11/2008 6:26 AM

 
Blogger Homer said...

Hi,

who is perfoming that song?
Great sound!

Till

1/11/2008 7:55 AM

 
Blogger tc said...

Thanks y'all. The song is by RJD2.

1/12/2008 6:23 PM

 
Blogger Homer said...

thx tc, I've listened to quite a few cd of rjd2, but I couldn't find this song. How is the song playing in the vid called?

Thanks for your help

Till

1/14/2008 4:21 AM

 
Blogger tc said...

not sure which one Homer. Evan picked it out. Maybe the new one? Sorry I couldn't help-tc

1/17/2008 7:20 PM

 
Blogger Evan Stevens said...

The track is off of RJD2's instrumental album called 'In Rare Form'. He usually releases an instrumental cut of his hip hop albums...hope that helps!

1/17/2008 10:28 PM

 

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