The crew from Matchstick Productions has been having a great time hanging out in Girdwood and reaping the reward of a truly epic season in the Western Chugach. Here’s a bit of the take from Ingrid Backstrom, Cody Townsend, Mark Abma and Richard Permin. Good times folks! Good times!
The incredible conditions here continue. Check out this video from snowcat skiing a couple of days ago.
As all of the snow on the planet seems to be falling in Alaska and Europe right now, it’s great timing to see the latest episode of Salomon Freeski TV featuring the Glacier Express. This is such a cool way to explore the European ski experience.
The Glacier Express is Switzerland’s most famous train route, running from the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt to the playgrounds of European royalty in St. Moritz. Between, it passes through a dozen of Europe’s “little areas that rock.” The train works it’s way through the Alps’ finest terrain, allowing passengers to hop off in prime spots to explore gems like Andermatt, Arosa, and eventually the famous endpoint, St. Moritz.
You can join us and Epic Europe ski guru Jack Shaw on the Glacier Express this season. Combining this kind of access with the right guides and the local knowledge to find the secret stashes is really one of the best ways to tour and ski Europe. Check out Salomon Freeski TV below and enjoy!
With the CPG snowcat area opening on Saturday, December 24, Henry Munter, Rob Durnell, Andy Ballou and the rest of the crew have been busily preparing to make our current gift of deep powder available to the public. From the footage Henry took yesterday, it looks like things are really shaping up nicely. The crew spent some serious hours in the area this fall with chainsaws improving the glades and making the tree runs better than they’ve ever been. You know what they say about all work and no play. Check out “Play Time” for Henry and the crew below. The early season conditions in Alaska are “All Time” right now. Snowcat starts this week and heli skiing begins February 12. There is still space in the early weeks and the first week of heli is discounted. Time to get some POW!
With tons of sunshine and incredible stability, we’ve had lots of opportunity lately to hit some of the more coveted lines in the Girdwood area. Check out this great video from client Collin Tilbe of our escapades on North Star and Banana Hammock couloirs.
Here’s an inside look at the making of the Cody Townsend and Henrick Windstedt Girdwood, Alaska segment filmed with Chugach Powder Guides / EpicQuest in Girdwood, Alaska. If You haven’t seen it yet, be sure to grab a copy of “The Way I See It”, by Matchstick Productions.
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Cody Townsend and Henrik Windstedt continue their epic battle in AK…
Check out Cody Townsend and Henrik Windstedt battling it out in Girdwood, AK. It’s always great to work with the Salomon crew.