I would not quite call it “playing hooky.” Yet there I was 4 hours from my adult responsibilities, two skis under my feet, trudging slowly uphill. While my dog Valentin reassured me this was the best decision I could ever make, I knew that most people in my pre-med program would never do this.
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It's dark, it's cold, it's been snowing for a while. Click. Click, click. Click. Click, click. The sounds of the tech bindings attaching my feet to the feather lite skis that will gingerly grip their way up the mountain. So light it's like they aren't even there. With grace and ease I kickturn my way up the mountain, the summit getting closer with each step. Surveying snow qualities and visualizing the best descent from the peak I notice the mountains not caring that I'm there. This is for me, I find meaning in this pursuit and flow state combination. Skins are peeled from my bases and the skis take on a new life! I am exactly where I want to BE.
Since 1994, Bent Gate Mountaineering has been a place that believes in community and thrives on promoting fun and safety in the outdoors. BG's goal is to sell the gear that has the best chance of improving your outdoor experience. Whether you are a bad-ass backcountry skier or a newbie rock climber, you will feel welcome in this shop.
*Make sure to come down tonight for a Backcountry 101 clinic with Icelantic's Annelise Loevlie and Scotty VerMerris. If you have specific questions about Icelantic products, this is the bc 101 session to attend! BC 101 sessions are designed to introduce skiers and boarders with the equipment and resources that are available for fun and safe backcountry tours. Bring your gear and your questions about backcountry touring!
Backcountry essentials, clothing systems, ski touring & splitboard gear, avalanche safety gear and backcountry resources.
Wednesdays at 6:15pm at Bent Gate Mountaineering. Check our calendar at www.bentgate.com/events/ for alternate events.
Icelantic athlete Owen Leeper brings us another rad edit featuring footage of him skiing some classic lines at Jackson hole in bounds and sidecountry on his Nomads with a drone, drone footage by Tim Swartz. Follow Owen on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/o_leeps/ or http://www.owenleeper.com Opening line on Triple Cliffs on Cody Peak, Couloir shot in Zero G and final shot on Powder 8 face at Jackson. Additional filming by Meredith Edwards.