This is the first chapter of my video from my recent adventures in Alaska from the end of March to the middle of April 2010. I went to Thompson Pass for the World Freeride Festival, more commonly known as Tailgate Alaska. This documents my first few days in Alaska including the drive from Anchorage to Thompson Pass, as well as my first heli day. The heli footage was shot right after my first run where my group triggered two avalanches. What a way to be welcomed to Alaska.