|Amie Engerbretson experiencing Steven's pow for the first time.|
Once January hit the snow was still something to be desired in the US. After a few conversations with this amazing guy in the marketing department at Stevens, the infamous Chris Rudolph, it seemed inevitable that I would make my way to Stevens to visit his rad little resort. And once I came across a storm that had potential to turn into something substantial in the Pacific Northwest I pulled the trigger and made my way up to Stevens Pass. There is nothing more exciting than getting on the road in search of pow! It's infectious enough that my girlfriend, Amie Engerbretson, flew into town to join in on my journey.
We met up with Tyler Ceccanti, a ripping rad skier from Crystal, and Ian Coble, the maestro photographer of the area. The storm came in bigger than what was forecasted. Posted up at the little cabin hillside to the ski area (thanks to our gracious host, Mr. Rudolph), we took nothing but advantage of the unending deep, deep snow. Part of the Arcade crew, Tristan Queen and David Bronkie, got sidetracked on their PNW marketing tour for Arcade and found themselves unable to leave Stevens, choosing instead to do nothing but chock on pow and get the A+ treatment Rudolph and the Stevens team always bestow on their guests.
After a week or so of good snow, I headed to Denver for SIA and them immediately to Sicily for a Salomon Freeski TV trip. But I'll get to that in a following post...
|Tyler Ceccanti blazing trails in the woods.|
|The Fun Crew! We're about to drop in to Tunnel Creek for a road lap. Rudolph, Tristan, Bones, Amie, and Ian.|
|Me playing around in Hollywood Bowl.|
|Amie finding the light.|
|Amie and I taking in the wonderful views of Cowboy Ridge. Well, maybe not at this particular moment as we're hamming it up for the camera but yeah, it's really beautiful up there.|