Mount Katahdin, Maine's highest point, isn't the East's formidable ski-mountaineering test piece simply because of its technical difficulty. The 15-mile ski approach is damn long and the permit paperwork from Maine's Baxter State Park authority is daunting. But late last March after a classic Northeastern weather pattern - rain followed by a cold snap - photographer Brian Mohr, Emily Johnson, Heidi Gleissman, and Ian Forgays spent three days climbing and skiing the 5,246-foot behemoth.
Arapahoe Basin's East Wall finally opened last week and the mountain is skiing better than it has all season. Here's a look at some of our favorite lines on the East Wall—arguably the best in-bounds terrain Summit County, Colorado has to offer.