There’s something special about the mountain hut experience. The feeling of never leaving the mountains after a long day in the backcountry is something all snow lovers should experience at some point. Luckily for Sierra backcountry users, there’s a new hut system to experience north of Tahoe that encapsulates this spirit and then some. The… Continue reading FROG LAKE BACKCOUNTRY HUTS

In It For The Hut Vibes

Last winter, skiers Lagasse, Jenna Kane, Noah Howell, and Molly Armanino ventured into the new Frog Lake Huts, which opened in December 2021 near Castle Peak, in the backcountry outside of Truckee, California. The film Howell about their trip will be featured in this year’s Backcountry Film Festival. These plush huts, which are owned and operated by… Continue reading In It For The Hut Vibes

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


The first issue of Ascent Backcountry Snow Journal for the 2019-2020 ski season has hit mountain shops across the American West. Happy to contribute photography and words for a piece about backcountry skiing in Kyrgyzstan while guiding for 40 Tribes last winter. The Tien Shan are mystical range of peaks found in Central Asia, whose… Continue reading Kyrgyzstan

Out Of Bounds IMAX| Antarctica and the Arctic

Guiding the crew in Antarctica during filing for the first segment of the movie

In the Fall of 2018 and Spring of 2019 I was fortunate to join the Out of Bounds IMAX team for two segments of their film featuring all-star snowboarder Torah Bright. The film had its world premier on October 29th in Seattle, WA (photos and a recap here) and will be shown on giant IMAX… Continue reading Out Of Bounds IMAX| Antarctica and the Arctic

New Antarctica Ski Cruise Video

Brennan Lagasse, Skinning in Antarctica, Warren Miller Ent., by Keoki Flagg

Ice Axe Expeditions just released their new Antarctic Ski Cruise video. It’s a vibrant look into what the ski cruise is all about with stunning footage that shows off just how special it is to experience the frozen continent. While every trip I’ve guided for Ice Axe has always been a standout, each trip to… Continue reading New Antarctica Ski Cruise Video

Video Stoke from Greenland

The top of a First Ascent, and soon to be First Descent. Sisimiut, Greenland

Seva Fridman, one of my awesome ski clients in Greenland this past April, put this video together from our trip. I think he did a great job of sharing a feel for the adventure- truly one of the radder places I have ever visited and skied. Over the years I have made a few trips… Continue reading Video Stoke from Greenland

Ski Guiding Calendar for the 2018-2019 Season

Marco Crolla contacted me in the Fall of 2016. His dream was to ski all 7 continents, and raise money for cancer research along the way. Here he is 2017, celebrating after skiing a first descent in Antarctica.

The leaves are changing, and the snow will be flying before we know it! I’m super excited to share guiding plans for the 2018-2019 season! As always, be in touch if any of these trips interest you- -or feel free to contact me anytime about creating a custom trip for you. I am working with several… Continue reading Ski Guiding Calendar for the 2018-2019 Season