When Summer Schaefer first set out for this wild, foreign land, she wasn't sure what she would find. She was afraid of the unknown, afraid of change. But as she began to explore this place, and herself, she realized she found her home. This place is now part of who Summer is. The massive terrain… the people… the soulful essence of shredding such an extreme and remote location—this is what she had been searching for all her life.

This is episode one of Fuzzy Days, a six-part series that will be released over the next several weeks documenting the ultimate So Cal ski experience.