Bax Attack: Climbing the East's Mount Katahdin

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.
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Mount Cain 2011

Mount Cain

Access to a massive backcountry playground from a resort with a core, rootsy feel.

The view from the top of the East Wall is stunning. The resort and Loveland Pass lie below.

Anatomy: Arapahoe Basin's East Wall

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.