With massive series of winter storms dumping 12 feet of snow this past week, the heli-ski season in Alaska is now open.
Think you know steep? Check out these puckering runs.
The work of Whistler-based ski photographer Dan Carr has been featured in ski magazines and commercials across the world. He recently returned from a heli-skiing trip to Alaska and spoke to us about what it’s like dangling from a chopper by a harness and how you can get a bird’s eye view without a helicopter.
At Arctic Man, skiers and snow-machiners unite for one of skiing's weirdest races. There are busted bones, burning couches, and hopes of seeing Todd Palin. Surviving the 4.5-mile race is the easy part. We have helmet cam footage and in-depth account from last spring's race in Alaska.
What happens when six female telemarkers pile into an RV and set out to ski some big, Alaskan peaks? First, they stuff the mobile home with a dozen skis, a hair dryer, cowboy boots, trashy magazines, ice axes, and whiskey. Then they bring a boy along to drive and fill up the propane tank. And finally, they ski some big peaks.