What do you look for in a line when your analyzing rideability vs danger?
Rideability is key. I wish there was no danger. But in order to ride dream lines sometimes you have to deal with extreme parts of a line to get to the rip-able sections.
What is one splitboard technique every beginner needs to know?
Lean back going up steep sections and if you can not hold an edge side-hilling then it means it is hard snow and will be easy hiking.
What is your standard axe/crampon technique when climbing steep bootpacks?
1 axe, 1 pole using French technique - one foot front pointing and the other sideways. Switch back and forth to give your front point leg a break.
How would you describe the fun and challenge of Pow surfing?
It is like being a little kid all over again, feeling the simple joy of sliding on snow. It has turned my neighbor hood into Alaska. I don’t travel without one now and look at mellow hills with a whole new perspective.