Mt. Baker's chair 5 accesses some of North America's most densely featured inbounds terrain, and as late season storms pushed the avalanche danger to "high," we played it safe and explored the land of Under Lift.
Deep Days at Mt Baker with Luke Thorington
I met Luke Thorington while on the way to hitchhike up to Mt. Baker. He was filling up at a gas station and gave me ride. This guy has one of the best attitudes ever....must be some good water up in Juneau, AK.
Remembering the Balance is Recreation
Downtown Seattle, Starbucks parking lot. This rain becomes snow, the ocean sends her big moisture towards the Cascades and a party is starting...
The North Face Masters at Crystal Mountain, WA
The North Face Masters stop #2 at Crystal Mountain Resort has brought a strong group of riders from around the world. From Chile to Hong Kong, people are stoked on the terrain and excited for 2" of predicted precipitation.
Jib Carve Slush Surf in the Natural Halfpipe
The neat thing about living near the ocean is that sometimes the mountains feel like the beach, and Gore-tex spacesuits become more like wetsuits. Forrest Burki gets soul turns to butter spins in Baker's natural halfpipe.
The Second to Last Big WA Snow
Mt. Rainier has the tendency to attract it's own special weather systems, and while other resorts in Washington were seeing rain, Crystal Mountain was getting layered with sweet surfy duff. Locals Blair Habenicht, Kyle Miller, Jacob Hase and Zach Kurfurst were happy as squirrels in the trees....