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Cover of the Feb/Mar 2016 Issue of the Adventure Sports Journal

Winter Returns | Adventure Sports Journal

I’m honored to be on the cover of the new Adventure Sports Journal along with a piece that’s full of stoke and some great photos I’ve shot capturing the return of winter to Tahoe!

From the article:

I’m going to ski this super cautiously, island of safety to island of safety. Copy?”

“Yes. I have eyes on,” my partner responds.

Slowly, I dance my way into Emerald Chute, one of the most classic backcountry ski lines in the greater Tahoe area. Earlier in the day, Ming Poon and I had broken trail, methodically working our way up crystalline fields of powder until we crested the top of the line, which feeds directly into the iconic Emerald Bay. A couple of friends caught us as we were getting to the top, and together the four of us shared in one of the best runs any of us has experienced in our Tahoe backyard in at least four years. Our friends had to take off after that run, but Ming and I went back for more.

Falling 2300′ into Emerald Bay and adjacent to the Eagle Chute, the Emerald Chute is a prize. It’s barely been touched over the past few drought years. However, as of mid January the high peaks around Lake Tahoe have seen about 220 or so inches of snow. That’s roughly the same amount they saw all of last season. Coverage is good and getting better, but in essence it’s the current quality that has stood out the most to backcountry users who seem to be celebrating powder day after powder day.

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