A Different Kind of Alaskan Ski Story

Helicopters not included

Most stories you read or watch or listen to in ski media about Alaska involve helicopters, perfect spines, professional skiers, and blue sky. Reality check: That’s not life in Alaska. Last spring, POWDER’s Managing Editor, Julie Brown, ventured north with photographer Robin O’Neill, filmer Hennie van Jaarsveld, and skier Cody Barnhill to tell a different kind of Alaskan story—this one without helicopters.

To read the full feature accompanying this film, go here.