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PNH Tour Camp, Chugach Mountains, AK, March 2013

Trips of a Lifetime | Ski Guiding for the 2017 Season | Come Ski with Me: Japan, Alaska, Greenland, Tibet

Japan: January 25th- February 5th and February 6th- February 17th 2017

A Japanese barrel I remember foundly thanks to the photo skills of Zach Paley.

A Japanese barrel I remember fondly thanks to the photo skills of Zach Paley.

Ski deep powder, eat delicious food, soak in an onsen, repeat. The Adventure Project is offering three itineraries spread out between the prime powder dumping windows of mid-January to mid-February for the 2017 season. Full details on each itinerary can be found here. I will be focussing on the two itineraries  listed above this season, be in touch if you’d like to consider alternate dates.

Alaska: March 12th- April 8th 2017 (4 Itineraries)

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Do you want to live here for a week this winter? Photo: Warren Miller Ent.

I love each and every trip I have the fortune to guide, but PNH Tour Camp is my home away from home. Much has been written, photographed, and filmed covering Tour Camp. Spend some time on this site or search around easily through cyberspace to get a better feel for this one of a kind Alaskan experience. Full details can be found here. Also of note, we’re almost completely booked for 2017, but might add another week due to demand. Don’t wait, if you’re interested in this one be in touch ASAP!

Greenland: April 17th-25th 2017

Our Greenland trip is unmatched for the quality of the people we share the experience with, to the continued exploration of terrain that has yet to be skied. And sometimes it snows like this...

Our Greenland trip is unmatched from the quality of the people we share the experience with, to the continued exploration of terrain that has yet to be skied. And sometimes you wake up to snow like this…

Ice Axe Expeditions will be back in Greenland this April. Our trip to the quaint ocean-side town of Sisimiut is purely unique. We work with rooted locals who help support our experience from spending time around their distinct community, to exploring new ski descents in the Arctic wilderness. Greenland has long called to the adventurous ski traveler, but logistics to get there, never mind skiing, has been a barrier for many. Our trip runs from April 17th-25th this year. We will have the option to ski explore via boat this year as well as through snow machines.  We will spend time dog sledding, and work with our guests to craft a more than memorable experience. Check out a piece by Ascent Backcountry Snow Journal here detailing our 2014 trip, and if this trip is calling to you please be in touch.

 Tibet (Lhakpa Ri): April 30th- May 26th 2017

Beautiful ski potential on Lhakpa Ri, TibetP hoto: Duncan Chessell

A mini slice of the ski potential on Lhakpa Ri, Tibet. Photo: Duncan Chessell

I am very excited to announce a new partnership with Himalaya Alpine Guides. Owner/Lead Guide Luke Smithwick is a Himalayan veteran offering boutique style trips and excelling in all forms of alpinism across the largest mountain range on earth. I’m thrilled to join the team on the ski side of things with Lhakpa Ri being our first objective for 2017. You can check out our itinerary here, and the main site here, the latter of which details numerous opportunities to immerse yourself in the Himalayan alpine. Luke is as fired up as I am to help put together your ideal Himalayan ski adventure so if you’ve been dreaming, talk to us! Maybe you want to ski Cho Oyu in September 2017? Or do some other ski mountaineering on the lesser explored 6k meter peaks of the Himalaya this June?

I also have the support to lead trips to Gulmarg, Iceland, Kamchatka, Svalbard as well as to help design custom trips. I’ll also be working with NASTAC and Homewood Snowcats again this season in my home of Lake Tahoe. Adventures all depend on the individual/group and the vision, but I am more than happy to take the time to craft logistics and plan with you. Antarctica 2017 is closer than you think!  Be well, get inspired, and be in touch!