Icelantic athlete Hayden Price brings us up to speed about traveling with fellow Icelantic athletes in Japan filming episode 1 of the Return To Nature series. Click here to get some of the Japanuary Japow action!
A crash from last February left me with a tear in my labrum in my right shoulder. I was able to finish out the season, skiing well into August but I new I would have to get surgery before the winter. My doctor originally told me that skiing by Christmas was going to be a push and would still depend on my physical therapy and range of motion. Luckily for me, everything went well during PT and he cleared me to ski almost two weeks early!Starting on December 17th we got to ski powder everyday. We made it up Cody peak a couple times and got fresh tracks on Pucker and No Name face. Christmas eve it snowed again and we woke up to 9 inches of more snow. By December 26th the storm had dropped 37 inches!
Low Snow High Vibes - Early Season Expression With Icelantic's Hayden Price & Photos By: Chris Whitaker
"The light only shines in certain places this time of year and that coupled with snow consistency we found the parameters in which we could work. We focused on the man made features of cat tracks and snow gun formed mounds and ledges. After quite a bit of communication we had captured a few shots that we thought were worthy. This fueled the fire and we raced the descending sun on one of the shortest days of the year. To me these photos represent the small amount of snow necessary for fun..."