While Niseko boasts many options for touring or in-bounds riding, it’s not the Japan we came to see. The base area of Niseko might as well be Aspen or Vail, just with a few more noodle options. Additionally, with so many Westerners flocking to the area (us included) English is widely spoken and businesses accommodate to travellers. It’s too easy and comfortable, taking the adventure out of the whole experience. Continue reading Touring around Furano
“We are not trying to race down the hill to see who can go the fastest. We are trying to make the most of the terrain. There are so many approaches to the same line and how you decide to express yourself on a slope reflects your style and personality” -Taro Tamai Continue reading Frosty Mountain
Becca and I drove to Jackson, WY on Friday night for another weekend of skiing in the Tetons and hanging out with our friends Aaron and Simon. After a short 8 hour drive, we arrived at Aaron’s apartment at 2AM Saturday morning and quickly unpacked and grabbed some shut-eye before taking a lap or two on the pass the next day. The plan was to take it easy on Saturday before our big day in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) on Sunday. Continue reading 1/15/2012: Nugget Line, Cloudveil Dome, GTNP
After graduation, I headed out to Illinois to spend the holidays with Becca’s family. It was nice to get away for a bit and enjoy spending time with her family and meeting everyone as well. I even rode something other than a bike or snowboard. Continue reading TR: Dec. 30-Jan. 6 2012: Jackson, WY to Eiseman Hut
Here’s a video of a trip into the Gore Range to ski the CC Writer Couloir on the 4th of July in the Gore Range of Colorado. 3 Days, 2 Nights, a good friend with a six pack of Upslope Brown Ale. Enjoy!