We’re off and running with the fifth season of Points North Heli-Advnetures Tour Camp. The first two weeks went by in a blur of powder, both literally and figuratively. We had to wait a few days to set up camp this year due to a heavy storm in the zone. When the skies finally did clear there was several feet of new snow to play with. The skier here is Marcus Caston, one of the three athletes that joined us for the Warren Miller Ent. segment that was filmed at camp over the past two weeks. To me this shot really speaks to how deep it was during the storm cycles of week one. It was the type of snow that you don’t really ski through as much as you float through.
For a few days after we got camp set up this year there was so much snow around us it just made sense to stay local and pick as much of the low hanging fruit as possible. Skiing back to camp is always a treat when you’re living on the side of a mountain in the Chugach, but when it’s face shot after face shot, it’s that much better. Skier: Jeff Dostie
Another Warren Miller Ent. athlete that stayed with us at Tour Camp for two weeks this season was Kaylin Richardson. Needless to say, but the former Olympian rips! When the skies finally broke and allowed us to get out of camp, we took it slow, but the skiing was still plenty deep.
After a few feet of new snow we always try and ease in at Tour Camp. We call this run “Help on the Way”. It provides a moderately angled way to test new snow and get a feel for our ever changing backyard. As you can see here, We-Slay Stomp-Son had a blast getting barreled on this day.
We’re really lucky to have such great powder skiing such a short tour away at Points North Heli-Adventures Tour Camp. After several days of pounding weather it’s always nice to get a break, and although we were taking it slow on this day, easing into the new snow, it’s turns like this one that stay with me for a long time. I can still remember dropping in on this particular run-the feel of the air as I accelerated downslope, the blast of cold smoke that enveloped me as I continued down to my group. I’m glad Wes-Slay Stomp-Son was on it to capture this one, and I look forward to many more powder days in our zone before all is said and done with the 2015 Tour Camp season.
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