Photos and Words Featured in the First Backcountry Magazine of the 2015-2016 Ski Season

It’s exciting when that first ski magazine gets delivered each year. It’s always too early, but it signifies an important change that’s about to come to all of our lives.

I was thrilled to open the first Backcountry Magazine of the season this year to see three photos of myself skiing in Lake Tahoe, shot by photographer Ryan Salm. This shot was used twice, and the bottom shot was used in a piece titled, “Avalanche Outlook”.

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The photos speak to the stoke of skiing in the Lake Tahoe backcountry, even though we’ve had four consecutive low snowfall years. My point of view is it’s always out there, you just might have to walk a little deeper, or be on it a little quicker than in years past.

The article is but one of several great pieces to grace the magazine. Writer Devon O’Neil captures the spirit of attempting to understand how last years fickle snowpacks across the country (and world) correlate to avalanche numbers, and what that means for the upcoming season. I was happy to offer a few words in the piece in addition to the photo.

Enjoy the shots, read up on all the great stories and useful information in the magazine, and let’s get fired up for a big, safe winter for all!!

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