April always delivers and 2015 was no exception. Fresh snow fell all over the globe and the Jones team was ready and waiting…here’s the grand finale powder report stacked with more shots than ever. Enjoy!
Luca Pandolfi (@pandolf73) went couloir hunting on the Alagna side of Monta Rosa in Italy.
Looks like Luca found what he was looking for… Photo - Sylvain Reynaud (@sylvain_reynaud)
But of course, Julien ’Pica’ Herry (@picaherry_guide_chamonix) went searching for powder on the steepest, steeps possible. Here he is on the North face of the Aiguille Du Midi. Photo - Davide Capozzi (@dcapoz)
Riding pow with an ice axe just comes with the territory for Julien ’Pica’ Herry. Photo - Davide Capozzi (@dcapoz)
Meanwhile, up in the Arctic Circle of Norway, Miikka Hast, Allison and Seth Lightcap were ripping pow in the stunning couloirs of the Lyngen Alps. Here’s Allison (@allisonlightcap) barreling down a classic. Photo - Seth Lightcap (@sethlightcap).
Splitboard guide Neil McNab (@neilmcnab) was all over the place in April. He started the month in the Alps, then went to Norway and finished off the month in Kamchatka, Russia. Here’s a taste of the insane terrain he got to shred in Kamchatka.
Idaho and Wyoming got some snow in April. Here’s a classic couloir Iris Lazz (@irislazz) climbed in the Sawtooth range of Idaho early in the month.
Lake Tahoe also got crushed with a solid dump mid-month. The pow didn’t last long but it did allow for the construction of an insane backcountry banked slalom course by Taylor Carlton (@taylorc27)and crew. Photo - Jason Champion (@sierranevadasplitboarding).
Not pow but an epic line to shred nonetheless…Nick Russell (@nick_russelll) and Nathaniel Murphy (@nathanielmurphy) went corn harvesting on a few volcanoes in Oregon this April. Here’s a shot from North Sister.
And that brings us to the Mecca of April Pow…Alaska! Iris Lazz (@irislazz) hiked all three of these couloirs in a day near Valdez.
Andrew Hardingham (@hardinghama) made the pilgrimmage to AK and was kindly rewarded for the long drive north.
After a slow start, the snow pack in AK vastly improved in April. Here’s a line Andrew Hardingham slayed near Thompson Pass that he calls the ’Tung’. Photo - (@donaldlivin)
Claudia Avon (@claudia_avon) rode some rowdy lines in this AK zone called Enigma.
Here’s the entrance to one of Claudia’s lines on Enigma.
Ryland Bell, Jeremy Jones and Forrest Shearer spent the month camped out on a glacier riding lines in the Coast Mountains, AK. Here’s a rad shot of their camp. Photo - Jeff Curley (@curleyphoto)
Can’t believe April is already over?! Chris Coulter (@chris_coulter) snapped this gorgeous spine wall shot in Haines on one of his last days guiding for Seaba Heli for the season.