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No matter what the conditions, the Visit Salt Lake Shootout produces incredible images every year.
It is also one of my favorite events of the season. This was my third Shootout and this year I teamed up with Mike Schirf, Marcus Caston, and Ty Peterson to attack the Wasatch.
The Shootout is a photo competition where each team shoots at Snowbird, Solitude, Alta, and Brighton. At the end of the four days, two photos from each resort are submitted to the judges (8 photos total). The portfolios are judged on their overall images, but athlete’s also get to pick their favorite image from the week and submit them to the Athlete’s Pick category. It’s a great way to see the best of the Wasatch.
In previous years, my teams have worked around the clock. From 5:30 dawn patrols to night pow flash photography, there is no limit to the hours we may ski in a day. This year, Mike strategized to work hard when the light and snow called for it, but relax a little when the elements were not coming together. I think his strategy paid off; we placed 2nd overall and took second and third for the Athlete’s Pick photos. Plus, I still had enough energy the day after the shootout to ski the Hallway in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Winning!
The final category was the #visitsaltlake Instagram contest which was open to athlete’s only. I may have been accused of #overgramming (ahhem Jeff Brines) but lucky I came away a winner for all my hard work!
Tweet This year marks a different Christmas for me. It’s the first time I won’t spend it with either mine or Jamon’s family, and it’s left me a little bit sad. Christmas with my family is all about the food. My mum spends weeks prepping sides, making mince pies, and planning our meal. There are …read the rest
Tweet It’s been awhile since I got out of my safety bubble. It’s not that I don’t scare myself on skis, I ski exposed lines where my heart is in my throat, or climb scary routes, but none of these require air awareness. It’s a skill I’ve always lacked. Back in the days of skiing …read the rest
Tweet Taken from the Mountain Athlete website, read the full piece there! Fear and Flipping in Park City “Sometimes the best thing to do is just do it. When my athletes are trying a new trick, I never give them any direction the first time. I just tell them to try,” …read the rest
Tweet Coach Shaul interviewed Hadley and I about our gear choices for our Teton trip: My Gearlist Essentials: Marmot – Trailight tent Marmot – Helium 15 degree bag Thermarest – Prolite Plus Sleeping Pad Marmot – Freya 40L pack Scarpa – Shaka touring boot Volkl – Nanuk ski 170 Dynafit – Vertical binding Black …read the rest
Tweet When coach suggested that Hadley and I do a little experiment between Gu and Hammer Gel during our trip in the Tetons two weeks ago. I wasn’t exactly excited by the prospect. This should come as a surprise, I love food. I know. Weird right? The rules: Nothing but Gu during the duration of …read the rest
Tweet Heading into the backcountry to ski spring/summer conditions, with a brand new partner, in a mountain range you’ve never entered is a generally a bad idea. Climbing and skiing partnerships are earned not forced. Hadley and I haven’t known each other long. We’re both Marmot athletes, but last weekend’s adventure in Teton National Park …read the rest
Tweet Whenever I say I’m going home, my friends always laugh at me. “Home?” They say. “Which home?” Where exactly is home? Is it where you grew up? Where you’re parents are? Is it where you just moved t0 or where you came from? Is it just a physical location or an emotional location …read the rest
Tweet Well, that went by in a hurry, one moment I’m skinning up the Argentierre Glacier with Crystal, Brian, and Ashley, the next I’m packing my car and moving to Jackson. Phew, I’m glad I’m settled in one bed with my suitcase unpacked. After our adventure on the Rhone Glacier, we had more down …read the rest
Tweet A few years ago the book and movie “The Edge of Never” by Bill Kerig made its way through the ski community. Everybody I skied with either read the book or watched the movie. Somehow, I missed it. Fast forward three years and I meet Bill Kerig as a board member at Spy …read the rest