At this point in time there were only 2 companies supporting what I was doing in skiing. Although you can’t see any logo’s. This pic was from some backcountry skiing terrain near where I live today, using alpine bindings and backcountry trekkers. The BC enthusiasts were always making fun of my setup, yet I was on the widest waist out there at 90mm. Today I’m on a completely different setup but have the same approach. Third season at home without a local season pass. We would hike for pure powder runs like this cover early in the season since the resort took time to get the snow to open similar terrain. Today this zone sees a few dozen skiers a day, while the resort nearby is waiting in long lines daily. Yet there are still places that stay wild near by.