Ski Log

Tracking ski trips. Why not? Skydivers get to do it.

2016 - 2017

  1. December 24 - Lech, Austria - Late start to the season. Not much snow here but a fun day carving around on some GS rental skis. (Strava)
  2. December 25 - Lech, Austria - Rainy afternoon. Sad vibes in town. (Strava)
  3. December 26 - Lech, Austria - Blizzard Cochise 185cm rentals at 8.5 din. Pre-released five times and badly bruised my ass on one of them. (Strava)
  4. December 27 - Lech, Austria - Icy all over from rain last night. Sliding around everywhere. (Strava)
  5. January 6 - Sugar Bowl - Bluebird after a week of storms. Snow was surprisingly firm and wind buffed. Should've brought a groomer ski!
  6. January 14 - Snowbird/Alta - First pow day! Lots of air time in Mineral Basin. Caught line drop on Road to Provo.
  7. January 15 - Snowbird/Alta - Main Chute, Devil's Castle, tired.
  8. January 16 - Snowbird/Alta - First time down Little Chute.
  9. January 24 - Alpine - Started as a day trip to Squaw, but a patroller tragically died in the morning. :(
  10. January 25 - Squaw - Shirley Lake pow. Granite is going to be great when it opens.
  11. February 8 - Snowbird - Flew in and was on the hill by 11.
  12. February 9 - Snowbird - Hot hot hot
  13. February 10 - Snowbird - Storm rolled in after lunch. Wore the fishing gloves to stay dry and they worked very well.
  14. February 11 - Snowbird - Top to bottom untracked under the tram. Woo!
  15. February 12 - Snowbird - Cat trip in the morning, but it died after two very slow runs.
  16. March 10 - Snowbird - 50° groomers with Mike & Rachael.
  17. March 11 - Alta - More hot groomers + some drills.

2015 - 2016

  1. November 21 - Kirkwood - A solo day trip to get the season started early. (Strava)
  2. December 7 - Alpine Meadows - Super windy Roundhouse laps with Brinker. Big storms rolling in next weekend! (Strava)
  3. December 12 - Squaw - A few quick laps after driving up. New Siberia lift is nice. (Strava)
  4. December 13 - Homewood - Storm day! Plenty of snow and nobody here... . (Strava)
  5. December 14 - Squaw - Crowded pow (Strava)
  6. December 15 - Alpine + Squaw - Debut of Scott and KT-22! (Strava)
  7. January 11 - Squaw - Day trip with Brinker. Grippy groomers and soft moguls. (SNOCRU)
  8. January 15 - Sugar Bowl - Bluebird pow day trip on the ski bus. Great first day on the new Blizzard Spurs. (SNOCRU)
  9. January 18 - Alpine Meadows - Afternoon runs after driving up. (SNOCRU)
  10. January 20 - Squaw - Weird wind crust and light powder. Crashed while landing off a drop in Granite Chief and bent my pole over my ribs. Very sore!
  11. January 21 - Alpine - Bruised rib sucks but can ski. Played with some new GoPro angles.
  12. February 17 - Snowbird - Rib and back feeling much better after last month's crash.
  13. February 18 - Alta/Snowbird - 100mph winds at Alpine in the morning and then they lost power. Untracked pow on Gadzoom in the afternoon.
  14. February 19 - Snowbird - Fun little powder day.
  15. February 20 - Snowbird
  16. February 21 - Snowbird - Lots of speed laps on Great Scott. Got to ride with Angel Collinson and a group of ~12 year old freeride team kids in the afternoon, ending with my first run down Main Chute into Alta.
  17. March 8 - Squaw - Successful day trip for bluebird powder.
  18. March 18 - Squaw
  19. March 19 - Squaw - Pain McSchlonkey 2016!
  20. March 20 - Sugar Bowl - Half day before driving home in the rain
  21. March 27 - Haines, AK - Cat trip to Old Faithful for wet pow laps. Waiting on weather.
  22. March 30 - Haines, AK - Got out for ~4 heli runs from the airport. Sadly it has been too hot for any soft snow to survive.
  23. March 31 - Haines, AK - 9 runs from the airport. Lots of sunny corn and some chalky stuff.
  24. April 2 - Haines, AK - 9-ish runs from the airport again. Bit of new snow helped soften things up, but still really warm out there. Hopefully this next storm cycle can reset things for the next group!
  25. April 23 - Squaw - 20" storm made a day trip worth the effort. Bluebird and great conditions!

2014 - 2015

  1. December 30 - Niseko, Japan - Beautiful start to the season. Old powder in the woods at Annupuri resort. Cut my lip open on a hard landing.
  2. December 31 - Niseko, Japan - Woah... 40cm fresh.
  3. January 1 - Niseko, Japan - 20cm more. Made it over to Niseko and Hirafu resorts. Some great terrain over there.
  4. January 2 - Niseko, Japan - 50cm more. This place is insane. Wish we didn't have to leave.
  5. February 2 - Alta/Snowbird - Few inches of fresh snow made for a fun day, though the visibility was terrible. (Strava)
  6. February 3 - Alta/Snowbird - Only a dusting of new snow, but nice and clear in the morning. Everyone's waiting for more snow. (Strava)
  7. February 4 - Alta/Snowbird - Few inches of new snow but very fun. Incredibly warm mid-day. Had a good crash (see video).
  8. February 5 - Snowbird - Lots of nice windblown snow. (Strava)
  9. February 6 - Snowbird - Super windy. Most lifts closed down. Hit 70mph on the powder skis though... (Strava)
  10. February 7 - Alta/Snowbird - Heli canceled but weather ended up being great. (Strava)
  11. February 8 - Snowbird - 1" overnight to soften things up. Rode 185cm Blizzard Cochise demos. Really powerful ski, but I didn't have the legs to push it hard. (Strava)
  12. February 17 - Squaw - So little snow. Sad. (Strava)
  13. February 18 - Alpine - Very warm. Messing around on boxes in the park. (Strava)
  14. February 19 - Squaw - Waiting for cooler weekend weather. (Strava)
  15. February 20 - Squaw - Demoing a pair of Salomon X-Drive 8.8 FS. Really fun to be on a traditional camber ski that can really carve again. (Strava)
  16. February 21 - Alpine - Ripping nice groomers. Banzai Tour event time trial going on. Wish I had entered! (Strava)
  17. February 22 - Alpine - Crazy windy. Snow guns all blowing. No visibility. (Strava)
  18. February 24 - Squaw - Awesome weather + beer + groomers. (Strava)
  19. February 25 - Squaw - Many park laps. 360s are consistent and ugly (weight too far back). Getting there. (Strava)
  20. February 26 - Squaw - Lots of park. 180s off big jumps feel solid. 360s need more work, but landed a few off the larger jump! (Strava)
  21. March 12 - Whitewater - No visibility or snow. Sad.
  22. March 13 - Baldface Lodge - Morning groomers. Nice afternoon corn.
  23. March 14 - Baldface Lodge - Heavy snow and rain all day. Skiing on mashed potatoes. Totally soaked.
  24. March 15 - Baldface Lodge - Everything froze overnight. New snow falling but the base is so crusty. Next group will have fun...
  25. March 16 - Whitewater - Bluebird with ~12" snow overnight. Got two fun runs in before power went out. Hiked two runs and built a jump.
  26. March 17 - Whitewater - Still great snow. Hiked 3 laps in Upper Powder Keg. Mike cut his chin open jumping a big cliff up there.
  27. March 28 - Park City - Mid-50s with great corn. (Strava)
  28. March 29 - Park City - Great spring day. Did 26 runs and the legs feel strong. Time for AK! (Strava)
  29. April 4 - Haines, AK - 8 hours of bluebird, great snow, and amazing terrain. Some snow instability let us see a few big slide paths.
  30. April 5 - Haines, AK - Late start but more great snow and light. Had a big crash on my last run but no injuries. Still lots to learn about navigating this sort of terrain.
  31. April 13 - Haines, AK - Extended my trip by two days in order to catch this day of clear weather. Worth it!

Season recap video here.

2013 - 2014

  1. December 13 - Squaw - Yep, it's early in the season.
  2. December 14 - Squaw
  3. December 15 - Squaw
  4. January 23 - Snowbird
  5. January 24 - Powderbirds heli
  6. January 25 - Powderbirds heli
  7. January 26 - Snowbird
  8. February 7 - Alpine - Insane winds and no visibility.
  9. February 8 - Alpine - Pouring rain.
  10. February 17 - Squaw - Family trip. Where's all the snow?
  11. February 18 - Squaw - Snowed 1" and we're pretty excited about it.
  12. February 19 - Squaw
  13. February 20 - Alpine
  14. February 21 - Alpine - Nice corn snow.
  15. March 12 - Whitewater - East coast ice due to recent rain.
  16. March 13 - Baldface - Dust on crust due to recent rain. But the snow is accumulating.
  17. March 14 - Baldface
  18. March 15 - Baldface
  19. March 16 - Whitewater
  20. March 17 - Whitewater

Season recap video here.

2012 - 2013

  1. December 24 - Whistler
  2. December 25 - Whistler
  3. December 26 - Whistler heli
  4. December 27 - Whistler
  5. January 24 - Snowbird
  6. January 25 - Snowbird
  7. January 26 - Snowbird
  8. January 27 - Snowbird - Huge storm came in as we were leaving. Should've pushed the flight back!
  9. February 18 - Squaw
  10. February 19 - Squaw
  11. February 20 - Squaw
  12. February 21 - Squaw
  13. February 22 - Squaw
  14. March 8 - Northstar - Nailed a rock along my edge. I hate Northstar.
  15. March 9 - Squaw
  16. March 10 - Squaw
  17. March 15 - Kirkwood - HipChat ski trip
  18. March 30 - Squaw
  19. March 31 - Squaw
  20. April 1 - Squaw - Fresh snow up on Granite Chief. Doesn't feel like April!

Season recap video here.

2011 - 2012

Season recap video here.

2010 - 2011

  1. November 21 - Northstar - Took the ski bus up. There's too much snow for Northstar's flat trails! :(
  2. November 24 - Northstar - Ski bus again, with Mark this time. Bluebird powder day!
  3. December 17 - Boreal - Stopped on the way up to Tahoe with Mark and skied 3:30-6:30. Very wet but had fun in the terrain park!
  4. December 18 - Homewood - Tried to go to Squaw, then Alpine, then ended up here. Super wet but no crowds. Real sierra cement!
  5. December 19 - Alpine Meadows - Got 4 awesome runs in before the lifts closed due to winds. Great terrain under the lift.
  6. Deember 25 - Loon - Family Christmas skiing. Snapped my pole...
  7. January 21 - Squaw - Pow with Pete.
  8. February 26 - Squaw - Totally insane snow and lines (hour+ on KT)
  9. February 27 - Squaw - Awesome day-after powder and perfect weather.
  10. April 3 - Kirkwood - Ski bus. Super warm.