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Do you want some one of a kind Nimbus art that you can wear every day??? Well then, check out the Nimbus Independent Shop for some limited edition tees hot off the press designed by myself and the crew… Go get yourself one!!

Do you want some one of a kind Nimbus art that you can wear every day??? Well then, check out the Nimbus Independent Shop for some limited edition tees hot off the press designed by myself and the crew… Go get yourself one!!

It’s no secret… AK can either make or break your career, and your wallet… You either get to sit for weeks throwing money into the rotor blades, not skiing, and learning a lot about patience and solitude, or in this case you fly up and score the minute you step off the plane.

There’s no denying how lucky we just got it up there. Eric Pollard, myself, and Bryce Phillips just returned home from an epic trip to Haines, Alaska. We went up on an open ended ticket with hopes to fly with Alaska Heli Skiing out at 33 mile. We were more then ready and kind of expecting to stay for a couple weeks and partake in the AK slow roast, but it turns out mother nature likes us… Is it because our production company is named after some of her clouds? We’ll never know… but the moment we arrived the skies broke blue followed by 3 more in a row. Not to mention our accommodations with Bruce at the Funny Farm were as good as they get. Needless to say, that was the quickest and luckiest film trip I’ve ever been on, and I’m sure the other Nimbus Independent-ians felt the same.

There’s not much more to report other then a slightly tweaked ankle, which resulted in me missing the last day of flying but gave me the chance to shoot a 44 magnum [Just for the record, Dirty Harry was a bad ass]. As always, stay tuned this fall for our next En Route webisode containing all the goods. Until then, here’s a real quick tease from my first run on day 2 and some pics of our adventures:

 
 
Bryce pointing to the goods. Unfortunately Absinthe beat us there…
 
 
One of the bigger lines we skied on the trip.
 
 
Probably the most fun line I have ever skied. This is Pollard looking down on my track… 
 
 
Protecting my smile with a mint flavored mouth guard. Epic. Kristi Leskinen has them in the works.
 
 
Mood lighting…
 
 
Eric and I stoked to be in AK!
 
 
It truly is endless out there.
 
 
Hanging in the seracs. 
 
 
Bryce showing us what real men are made of… Not sure this is supposed to be a happy pose.
 
 
Most fun circ of the trip!!
 
 
Gave a can a makover. Added some more drinking holes.

It’s no secret… AK can either make or break your career, and your wallet… You either get to sit for weeks throwing money into the rotor blades, not skiing, and learning a lot about patience and solitude, or in this case you fly up and score the minute you step off the plane.

There’s no denying how lucky we just got it up there. Eric Pollard, myself, and Bryce Phillips just returned home from an epic trip to Haines, Alaska. We went up on an open ended ticket with hopes to fly with Alaska Heli Skiing out at 33 mile. We were more then ready and kind of expecting to stay for a couple weeks and partake in the AK slow roast, but it turns out mother nature likes us… Is it because our production company is named after some of her clouds? We’ll never know… but the moment we arrived the skies broke blue followed by 3 more in a row. Not to mention our accommodations with Bruce at the Funny Farm were as good as they get. Needless to say, that was the quickest and luckiest film trip I’ve ever been on, and I’m sure the other Nimbus Independent-ians felt the same.

There’s not much more to report other then a slightly tweaked ankle, which resulted in me missing the last day of flying but gave me the chance to shoot a 44 magnum [Just for the record, Dirty Harry was a bad ass]. As always, stay tuned this fall for our next En Route webisode containing all the goods. Until then, here’s a real quick tease from my first run on day 2 and some pics of our adventures:

 
 
Bryce pointing to the goods. Unfortunately Absinthe beat us there…
 
 
One of the bigger lines we skied on the trip.
 
 
Probably the most fun line I have ever skied. This is Pollard looking down on my track… 
 
 
Protecting my smile with a mint flavored mouth guard. Epic. Kristi Leskinen has them in the works.
 
 
Mood lighting…
 
 
Eric and I stoked to be in AK!
 
 
It truly is endless out there.
 
 
Hanging in the seracs. 
 
 
Bryce showing us what real men are made of… Not sure this is supposed to be a happy pose.
 
 
Most fun circ of the trip!!
 
 
Gave a can a makover. Added some more drinking holes.

About 10 days ago, before I left to AK, Gabe Taylor and I decided to do what no man has ever done before… Ok, not sure if that’s true, but we thought it sounded like fun to ride Mammoth Unbound in the am followed by a skinning mission up to Bloody Couloir in the afternoon. Spring is the perfect time for an idea such as this…

After a long morning of park shredding, a solid hour of trying to figure out how to mount my new Atomic touring bindings (prototypes) without a proper jig, we made it up top. The sun was just starting to set and the snow looked all time. Only problem was Christian Pondella and 5 friends skied it in the morning leaving us not many options to avoid tracks. So, after some quick thinking we decided to ski the sneaker shoot, except we had a slight problem… Gabe nor I knew where the entrance was, and it’s a hanging blind snow field with 200-300 foot exposure on either side of the couloir. So, once again I put on my thinking cap and called Pondella, who’s house looks directly at Bloody. He busted out his telescope, I put my phone tucked in my hat, and he guided us in via Verizon wireless’s network [finally understand why they say it’s the most trusted]. It was awesome! Snow was great, the couloir was steep, and I’m really hoping to do it again before the seasons over.

Here’s a pic Christian snapped for us. The couloir is fairly hidden, but follow the tracks and you’ll get the idea…

About 10 days ago, before I left to AK, Gabe Taylor and I decided to do what no man has ever done before… Ok, not sure if that’s true, but we thought it sounded like fun to ride Mammoth Unbound in the am followed by a skinning mission up to Bloody Couloir in the afternoon. Spring is the perfect time for an idea such as this…

After a long morning of park shredding, a solid hour of trying to figure out how to mount my new Atomic touring bindings (prototypes) without a proper jig, we made it up top. The sun was just starting to set and the snow looked all time. Only problem was Christian Pondella and 5 friends skied it in the morning leaving us not many options to avoid tracks. So, after some quick thinking we decided to ski the sneaker shoot, except we had a slight problem… Gabe nor I knew where the entrance was, and it’s a hanging blind snow field with 200-300 foot exposure on either side of the couloir. So, once again I put on my thinking cap and called Pondella, who’s house looks directly at Bloody. He busted out his telescope, I put my phone tucked in my hat, and he guided us in via Verizon wireless’s network [finally understand why they say it’s the most trusted]. It was awesome! Snow was great, the couloir was steep, and I’m really hoping to do it again before the seasons over.

Here’s a pic Christian snapped for us. The couloir is fairly hidden, but follow the tracks and you’ll get the idea…

Freeskier Magazine Dot Com just gave me the opportunity to share my knowledge of the ski industry, building a pro model ski, living in Mammoth, and all kinds of other interesting life lessons… Check it out by clicking this link or the picture below. Hope you enjoy!