(Ed’s note: The January 2012 issue of Powder features a story about skiing Baffin Island by Jamie Bond (words) and Jordan Manley (photos). This video, produced by Manley, expands on the piece.)
By Jordan Manley
High in the Canadian Arctic, five friends venture to the frozen fjords of Northwest Baffin Island during spring time. Ancient and colossal, these branching hallways of rock are the domain of seals and polar bears, and relied upon by local Inuit hunters. For visiting skiers, the fjords are nothing short of a dream. In every direction, giant couloirs ascend thousands of feet above the sea ice, weaving in between some of the tallest and cliffs on the planet. Baffin Island: A Skier’s Journey EP2 [Season 2] is a step through these magical spaces.