Of all the 58 national parks in the United States, Grand Teton, established in 1929 and expanded in 1950, stands out for its skiing. Though it has attracted climbers for more than a century, and draws thousands each summer just to summit the Grand, skiing is arguably a more perfect mode of exploration.
From the multimedia digital feature Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks, presented by REI Co-Op, we bring you the above video edit from Grand Teton that lives within the story. Therein, you’ll find more words from myself, photographs from Mark Fisher, and video shot by KGB Productions and edited by Hennie Van Jaarsveld of POWDER Productions. Skiers on the Grand Teton trip include Griffin Post, Max Hammer, and more.
Be sure to check out the feature-length film "Monumental: Skiing Our National Parks", premiering October 20 in Denver, CO, followed by a nationwide tour. Additionally, POWDER produced a 142-page hardcover book of the project, filled with stunning images and intimate personal essays. Go here for film, book, tour, and ticket information.