Nearly every day at POWDER HQ, Director of Photography David Reddick calls me into his office to look at photos from around the globe. He seeks input in order to narrow down selections from contributing photographers. And, unfortunately, several quality images get passed over for a variety of reasons—most notably, space. Only so many photos can run in the magazine or be featured properly online.

Simultaneously, we receive several different story pitches and submissions throughout the year. And again, for different reasons, we’re only able to feature a handful of the best ski stories in the world. Like photos, we miss out on showcasing beautiful content that either doesn’t fit thematically in the magazine or for a story online.

Tired of seeing too many awesome photos and stories falling to the cutting-room floor, POWDER introduces the inaugural Flipbook Series. The new digital medium serves as another radical resource of ski content, with a behind-the-scenes look and feel of another captivating ski tale.

Kicking off the POWDER Flipbook Series is a story told by writer Griffin Post and photographer Mark Fisher of their 2,700-mile trek to Alaska from the Lower 48. Click “Expand” above and enjoy the words and images that have risen from the cutting-room floor to your skier’s soul.