Photos by Jeff Engerbretson Words by McKenna Peterson Upon the arrival of spring in the Alps, a trifecta of K2 Ski Alliance ladies descended on the small mountain village of Mürren, Switzerland with big smiles, endless dance moves and mad shred skills. Good contacts and word of a hefty snowpack led us to the Schilthorn… Read more »
The BackSide Adventure squad consisting of Reggie and Zach Crist, Bryce Phillips, Roman Rohrmoser, Lexi DuPont and team photographer, Alex O’Brien ventured to the southern hemisphere to beat the heat and find some snow. Ending up at Ski La Parva, a scenic resort overlooking Santiago, Chile, the Team would spend ten days shooting photos, testing… Read more »
GoPro video; Reggie Crist skis COBB Peak in Idaho after a month of heli ski guiding in a Alaska. Reggie skis on the K2 Backside skis.
Got to go to the Lofoten archipelago in Norway again this year. Can’t count how many times I’ve been there now, but the place never stops to amaze me. Don’t think there is anywhere in the world where the skiing is as close to the ocean as in Lofoten. Peaks with 360 degrees ocean view… Read more »
A more relaxed kind of March Madness comes in from BackSide athlete Evan Stevens up at Valhalla Mountain Touring: Well, March is almost over, and here is a video I made in the beginning of the month, but I have been WAY too busy skiing powder to remember to post this one on the blog…. Read more »
Roman impressingly demonstrates what can be gained out of our way too early spring conditions! No hike, no ride – but with a bit of work … … lines like this can be found!!
The weather at home has been pretty dire in the two weeks since my return from Japan so I have been passing the time by editing some video that we collected while we were there. The POV footage is from my GoPro and big thanks go out to Ian Fohrman for the D300s footage! A… Read more »
During the 2009-10 ski season, I was disappointed to discover that none of the boot companies were making a women’s NTN boot. See blog post. As promised, in 2010 Garmont released a women’s specific NTN boot called the Priestess, which accommodates sizes 23-27.5. After watching my husband ski the NTN’s and work out some of… Read more »
Winter usually starts slow in Norway, and normally has it’s high when lifts are closing and slush cups are on in most other places. January has been really good this year though, and the west coast has been at it’s best, receiving one big storm after the other and staying cold enough for the rusult… Read more »
I don’t have much to say about the past few days except it’s been good at Mt. Baker, Washington. This video should give you an idea of a classic “depths of winter” blizzard at my favorite place to ski on the planet. This sort of mini golf terrain is what we ski when it’s nuking… Read more »
Ended up on the cover of Swedish ski mag Brant‘s latest issue. Guess the front page is pretty much the high score of the ski photography game, well maybe after a giant billboard right across the street from the School of the Swedish Bikini Team. … Stoked. Thought I’d just share how me, my K2… Read more »
There are tons of ski resorts and ski towns in the European alps, with, naturally, a bunch of sport shops. A lot of these have got their shit together with a fat K2 lineup in store, and one of them is my definite #1 choice. Engelberg is a favorite spot for pow hungry skiers and… Read more »
hey guys Last 2 days were probably one of the best pow days in my life! Austria or pretty much only the southwest side got 4 feet in 2 days!!! We were shredding the Hintertuxer glacier, my local ski area. On the first blue bird day there was TOO MUCH snow. We only did a… Read more »
While many of us are getting prepared for ski season with longer runs or tuning up our skis, the ski operations and guides are doing their own tune-ups. K2 BackSide athlete Evan Stevens sent us this look behind the scenes up in British Columbia, where he’s getting things ready for winter at his backcountry lodge,… Read more »
(This is the second post about this trip, first post can be found here.) After early success for the team on Mt. Bona and Churchhill, we pondered our options for the remaining two and a half weeks. The original plan called for hauling sleds 25 miles down the glacier, but with low snow levels, our… Read more »
Hardly the average catalogue dream mountain holiday town, Narvik is railway, iron ore and architecture that still suffers from quick and cheap post-war rebuilding. Yet this was one of the highlights of my trips last winter and watching the footage now is fueling a crave for snow that has started to become stronger and stronger… Read more »