I’ve been having a blast skiing this week at Valhalla Mountain Touring. Every day is the new best day of the season. Here are a few photos from the Valhalla pow fest of the past few days.
Now this wouldn’t be wildsnow without a bit of gear nerding. The snow up here is deep and requires fatties. It seems the lodge population here at Valhalla Mountain Touring has quite a quiver of skis and boards, most of the wider persuasion. Check them out.
Here’s the list, fat skis and Dynafits dominate:
K2 Coomback + Dynafit (Coomback should get more awards.)
2x K2 Gotback + Dynafit (Coomback for women, it should get more awards.)
2x Prior Husume + Dynafit
3x Dynafit Manaslu + Dynafit (A bit skinny for around here, but getting used.)
Black Diamond Megawatt + Dynafit (These are the program.)
Black Diamond Justice + Dynafit (Perfect for Selkirk human powered.)
Dynastar Cham 107 + Plum (They do look pretty.)
Dynastar Cham 127 + Atomic Tracker (brought along for resistance training)
Volkl Nunataq + Dynafit (Full rocker to the foot, perfect.)
DPS Wailer 99 + Dynafit (Lou’s says the tingle runs up his legs.)
4Frnt Hoji + Dynafit (Hip.)
2x Nordica La Nina + Marker Tour (We can only ask, why?)
Volkl Gotama + Marker Duke (Classic.)
K2 Obsethed + Alpine Bindings (The snow cat awaits.)
Jones Women’s Solution + Karakorum (Snowboards. Perfect for this place.)
Burton Freebird + Spark R&D
Burton S-series + Spark R&D
Oh, can’t forget, if you’re looking for the folks who run our lodge here at Valhalla, this be the link.
Louie Dawson earned his Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design from Western Washington University in 2014. When he’s not skiing Mount Baker or somewhere equally as snowy, he’s thinking about new products to make ski mountaineering more fun and safe.