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10
Oct

Joffre Peak

Here is an edit Michelle Tanz put together of a trip her and Andrew Eckels took 6/3/17. The Target was Joffre Peak, a BIG day that started not too far from Pemberton.

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09
Oct

Corey, doing what his does best… Floating  and pouncing like a big mountain cat!!!

Super stoked to share the excellent video, by “Yeah Bud Productions”, featuring Alpental loc, Corey Nugent!!!

I was blessed a couple of times to see this very talented and humble, young man make Alpental look like a super easy place to skip and float around. Corey is truly a “real skier” always there and getting after it like a boss. He has also taken interest in ski mountaineering, which is where most of our true love lies. Live to ski another day, and be sure to click play on Corey’s badass season edit!!

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06
Oct

Our friends, Andy & Mike Traslin, from North Vancouver, BC, just hit 132 months of continuous skiing! I met these brothers years ago at the Alpental Vertfest, where two of them crushed the field of athletes for many years. Since then we’ve managed to get out together, every now and then, keeping the Turns-All-Year alive! Their 132nd month happened this past August up at the Mt. Baker Ski Area, so he’ll be working on 134 this month… Where to go, is the question??? Think snow everyone, so we can all ski locally! 🙂

 

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01
Oct

The red line shows our ski on Paradise Glacier.

Last Thursday (9/28/17), I made the apx 3 hour drive to the Paradise parking, where I was planning to make a solo trek up to the Paradise Glacier. The day was perfect, providing full “on” sun along with a 5-10 mph breeze. Just above Pan Point, I met a new friend, Sean O’Neil, who was also walking up the mountain with boots and skis on his back. After chatting for a minute, I invited Sean to join me for a ski on Paradise. We skied from just below Anvil Rock to the Toe of Paradise Glacier, then decided to climb back out for a little more skiing on the Muir Snowfield.

 
Below is a short video of our sweet day, this past Thursday 🙂
 

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06
Sep

Brian Wilson snowskating the dirty snow of Paradise.

This past 8/28/17, I made the trek up Mt. Rainier to the Paradise Glacier. This was one of those, “keep the year round ski streak alive”, except this time I was linking up the year-round skiing with two Alpentalics that only Snowskate. I was thinking that this might be the first snowskating took place on the Paradise, but it was brought to my attention. That another local ripper, Andrea, did it years ago while working for one of the guiding companies. Below is a short edit of our day on Rainier.

 

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10
Aug

Beautiful views from the Great Escape lift.

Did a couple short road trips over to beautiful Sandpoint, ID this past month of July, 2017. The goal was to run into friends and family, oh yeah, and ride the super long singletrack, Schweitzer has to offer!!! The day lift pass is only 35 bucks, which provides a high speed quad up to the summit (with a brand new lodge, called the “Sky House”, which offers an excellent menu & drinks). The views are awesome and the trails are super fun! If you time it right, there is also a shuttle service provided a handful of times on Saturday abd Sunday. The shuttle van departs from the bus barn (below the switchbacks) and just past turn two (on the switchbacks). I sure love my year-round skiing, but mountain biking on a ski area, then washing the dust off in a river for the Apres MTB, is mighty fine too! 🙂

Apres MTB on Pend Oreille River. Rider/Ben Pratt.


 
 
Check out the fun video below capturing some of great riding with Thomas Kenny, Ben Pratt and Eric Donenfeld!

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08
Aug

Halfway down Rosie Boa with Fletcher and Felix.

As some of you may have known, we’ve been out on MTBs lately, searching for nice rides with a high fun factor. So far, for this new biker, I’ve found that Leavenworth has amazingly smooth, long, and banked singletrack. The trails are being maintained/built by the Evergreen MTB Alliance. This projects spearhead is, James Munley, a long time loc who takes massive pride in building these trails that feel like riding a roller coaster!

 

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22
Jul

The end of a wonderful day on the Flett.

July 8th, 2017, a small group of us gathered on the Flett Glacier in Adam Roberts’ memory. The day was long and extra special because we spent with Judy and Steve Roberts (Adam’s folks). We climbed up to the top of the Flett Headwall and Steve released some of Adam’s ashes into the strong wind that carried down on the glacier far below. We had a beautiful day and plan on making it an annual gathering. 🙂

 
Below is an edit Jeff Rich put together that captured a lot of our LOOONG day…
 

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17
Jul

Shaun Maurer,
Son, brother, friend, leader and Alpental ski legend. Shaun lived more in 33 years than most live in a lifetime.

I can’t believe we’ve recently lost another good friend and amazing Snow Trooper. Shaun Maurer passed this past July 1st, 2017. His death took all of us by surprise, and yesterday about 30 of his dear friends and family, gathered at Jay & Laine/Ryan Kelly’s compound to celebrate Shaun’s life.
 
Karter Riach and myself started gathering footage from our archives, along with footage from Jerad Merbs, Mark Erickson and Jay Kelly, to put an edit together for yesterday’s gathering in Issaquah, WA. Please take 10 minutes of your day to honor Shaun and watch some of the great times we all were blessed to share from time to time. He was larger than life!
 

We all knew Shaun as an amazing skiing athlete, but he excelled in everything he set within his sights, from football, running, biking, school, business and being a very caring friend to his inner circle. As I’d mentioned, Shaun is the 3rd Snow Trooper taken from us in the past six months and the words below that Jerad Merbs posted on my personal fb page, said it well, along with bringing me to tears.
 

“Everyone knows Maurer was the King of Alpy! Leader of the pack for sure and so fun to ski with. He’s the only one that ever complimented me for my ability and actually wanted to ski with me. That meant so much to me coming from him, he made me better. So graceful in so many ways except when addressing pushy ski patrol. I’ll never forget it. Love you bro, we’ll catch up on that ski planet I dream of. With the rest of you bad asses already there.. It’s as if God is gathering his warriors, and Shaun is a General.” – Jerad Merbs (7/8/17)
 

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26
Jun

Andrew Eckels, doing what he does very well… Having FUN!.

Yellow Aster Butte Circumnavigation with Michelle Tanz and Andrew Eckels.

 

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