What is one lesson or reminder you learned in the backcountry recently?
When conditions are super sketchy, even the most mellow terrain can be touchy. We had a bad layer this winter that was super sketchy so we were staying mellow 25 deg treed terrain, to my surprise people were kicking off small avalanches in places I would never expect, I had ridden the terrain for 15 years in all kinds of conditions and never seen this place avalanche. So always be ready to be surprised and be adapt to the situations accordingly.
How has splitboarding changed your view of the backcountry?
It has opened up the mountains to fully be explore, when I started touring over 25 years ago we were boot packing, it was brutal, stairwells in deep pow, super tiring and limiting, after saving up i bought snowshoes and they worked way better but I still felt a bit limited to where I cold go. When I built my first split i couldn't believe how it opened up my mountain experience, my objectives grew and I was able to go everywhere, it also open up the potential for multi day winter trips with heavy loads.
Describe your "dream line".
I have a secret zone in B.C. it is a 2 hour sled ride followed by a 4 hour tour into this zone, the camp sits on a natural hot springs that looks up to some of the most epic 3000 foot spine and pillow lines, shred in shred out hot springs, dreamy.
What inspires you to keep snowboarding?
The love for the mountains and the pure and true experience of that perfect pow line, there isn't many places left on the planet where you can truly be in the moment embracing the simplicity and wisdom of the mountains.