Thursday, February 28, 2008

Red Mountain Love!

Alex Hotze finishing up a beautiful day in the San Juans.

Crested Butte Extreme images on

check it out! i have a gallery up on Powder Magazine's website from the Crested Butte Extremes!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Published in Climbing Magazine

One of my photographs was published in the most recent issue of Climbing Magazine (page 40). Unfortunately they gave incorrect photo credit... oh well people make mistakes.

Crested Butte Ski Patrol

These guys are the best of the best.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Didrik Falck-Pedersen

this guy thought he could fly... at least he was trying. i talked with Didrik just before his run and he says to me, "I'm going to straight and fast. Right there." And points to this huge knuckle. That is exactly what he did. He went straight and he went fast!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Boot packin' sunny day

Luke Meader having fun in the trees

blower pow!

right about here we both realized that luke was to nail me. right after this frame he turned hard, smashed the tree i was standing next to, both bindings blew out of his board, he came smashing into me, and we both went flying down the hill. some how no one was hurt, the only thing broken was the base plates to luke's bindings and we were all laughing.

Monday, February 18, 2008

San Juan Mountains

Chalie Noone enjoying the steeps on Coal Bank Pass CO

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A message from my backcountry

Crested Butte Avalanche Report 2.10.08

A very active last few days in the backcountry! A few days ago we had an avalanche cycle and saw widespread natural releases. Over the past two days we got reports of three large triggered avalanches. All of these slides were triggered remotely, were very wide, and ran long distances. Two of these slides were triggered by skiers and one triggered by explosives just outside the ski area boundary. We also received a report of three natural avalanches between Pitkin and Ohio City with one of them leaving 8' of debris on a campground road in Gold Creek. All of this avalanche activity reminds us that there is still widespread instabilities in the snowpack and backcountry users need to exercise caution while traveling in or around avalanche terrain. Yesterday warm temperatures and strong solar radiation affected the snowpack. On southerly aspects the surface became moist with pin wheels and rollers off of ski cuts. Yesterdays warm temperatures settled the snowpack and hopefully have helped stabilize the upper snowpack. We can expect widespread crusts on all southerly aspects this morning. Overall we still have a complex situation in the backcountry. Areas down valley such as Cement Creek, Round Mountain, Almont, Pitkin, etc. have potentially reached a critical mass. These areas in which we usually do not see avalanches have seen recent avalanche activity. These areas have a shallow snow pack and have a very weak base layer of facets or sugar snow with a slab on top. These conditions could also be present in areas that have slid earlier this season. Be aware of avalanches in unusual areas and remember if the slope is 30 degrees or steeper it can avalanche.

I live twenty feet off cement creek. i ride up the road on a very regular basis. the other day two skiers and a dog where caught in an avalanche that was less then a mile from my house. thankfully both skiers were able to self rescue but the dog was not as lucky.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Banshee Bikes 2008

Recently had some images published with Banshee Bikes on their new 2008 website. Take a look here!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Putting Canon to the test

I forgot about my camera and left it in my roommates jeep for two days. With air temperatures dropping as low as -18, my camera had a frosty two days. We shall see how she holds up to my forgetfulness.

Alex Hotze

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Going large. VERY LARGE!!!

Luke Meader took the bag for the biggest hit of the day. He had a few seconds to think about his decision before impact.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

playin' in the trees

Zack Robertson showing us all how to ride the trees above CB South

Saturday, February 2, 2008