Out of Bounds 3D IMAX Film Release in Australia

Happy to see this incredible film is still making its rounds with an upcoming release in Melbourne, Australia. Check out the announcement and some stellar highlights here, with film info here, and the trailer below. I had the fortune to guide for the project, working with Torah and her crew in Antarctica and in the… Continue reading Out of Bounds 3D IMAX Film Release in Australia

Return to Roots | Full Film and Backcountry Magazine Article

On the face of it, the modern skier of today, what with the state-of-the-art gear and penchant for heli-fuelled descents, would seem to have little to learn from the traditional skier of yesteryear that relied on skis made from boiled wood planks and horsehair to get around. But for Whistler filmmaker Chris Winters, co-director and… Continue reading Return to Roots | Full Film and Backcountry Magazine Article

EXPLORING SKIING’S ORIGINS A HALF A WORLD AWAY WITH FLYLOW

Malqin crafting a traditional pair of Altai skis, Khom, China, January 2020

A TRIP TO THE SNOWY ALTAI RANGE IN NORTHERN CHINA IS HIGHLIGHTED BY ANCIENT SKIING CUSTOMS PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS. Written by Brennan Lagasse Urumqi, China. Ever heard of it? The city boasts a population of more than 3.5 million, yet I had never heard of it until landing there in late January 2020. Its airport… Continue reading EXPLORING SKIING’S ORIGINS A HALF A WORLD AWAY WITH FLYLOW

A Few Favorite Published Photos from 2021

A favorite place to find myself each winter, deep in the Tahoe backcountry

Once in a while, some of the magic from my professional photographer friends rubs off on me, and I capture a special image. I hope you enjoy these four photos, published in various print venues noted below. Natural Resources Defense Council, Spring 2021, Nature’s Voice Ascent Backcountry Snow Journal, Early Winter Issue Backcountry Magazine, Issue… Continue reading A Few Favorite Published Photos from 2021

A One-Way Lap Around The World | Ascent Backcountry Snow Journal

Breaking trail for our crew in Georgia Photo: Paul Olerich

I distinctly remember one morning last year in China thinking, if we ever get out of here, I’m going to have to write a piece titled-“Down with Disease”. Beyond being a favorite song for many of us (start with 12/29/97 and let the set roll if you need a little inspiration ????) the one line,… Continue reading A One-Way Lap Around The World | Ascent Backcountry Snow Journal

Backcountry Magazine Issue #135

My only Chinese pillow line to date, a memorable run to say the least. Photo: Kaitlyn Farrington

Have you seen the new Backcountry Magazine yet? If not, here’s a little taste of issue #135. The lead shot here is from an article written by seasoned author Megan Michelson about the crazy trip to China I had last winter. The one when Covid-19 hit while my crew and I were in country and… Continue reading Backcountry Magazine Issue #135

New York Times | It’s the Winter of Backcountry. Here’s How to Start Safely.

Doing what I love to do a few miles from my front door. Photo: Ming Poon for the NY Times

Stoked to see this shot of me by Ming Poon, in the New York Times of all places, taken from a great day last winter in our own Tahoe Backcountry. The article, linked here, is a good reminder of how busy it is likely going to be in the backcountry this season, and the utter… Continue reading New York Times | It’s the Winter of Backcountry. Here’s How to Start Safely.

EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF SKIING HALF A WORLD AWAY

A TRIP TO THE SNOWY ALTAI RANGE IN NORTHERN CHINA IS HIGHLIGHTED BY ANCIENT SKIING CUSTOMS PASSED DOWN THROUGH GENERATIONS Urumqi, China. Ever heard of it? The city boasts a population of more than 3.5 million, yet I had never heard of it until landing there in late January 2020. Its airport serves Altay, an even… Continue reading EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF SKIING HALF A WORLD AWAY