“Taking Flight.” Skiing Magazine. October 2011.
“On the third morning of any ski-touring trip, certain things are guaranteed. Your legs will be sore, you will already have had too much alcohol, and you will question the wisdom of filling every day with as much vertical as possible. Today is no different. My alarm goes off early and my left hip flexor reminds me I’ve skinned 9,000 feet in the last 48 hours. More than a foot of fresh has fallen, but this isn’t a normal ski tour: There’s also a helicopter outside my window. You see, I’m actually heli-skiing, though I’m doing it as envisioned by the late Hans Gmoser, famed founder of Canadian Mountain Holidays Heli-Skiing and of commercial heli-skiing itself. We’re using helicopters to efficiently access remote ski-touring terrain, but from there our legs must do the rest…”