Not so Slackcountry filmed and edited by John Wells.
6 minutes of some good days in January 2013. There is nothing slack about some of the side country at Mt. Baker, Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain. With lots of good options to be had there is always a line that will push your comfort zones, make you better, or "simply learn you some things" throughout the year.
Slackcountry sounds lame. This is nothing short of the stuff dreams are made of. With world re-nowned stable powder and steep lines Mt. Baker is a mecca for hard-charging riders and dedicated mountain rippers. The terrain is big and full of convexities and traps that make mothers and girlfriends quiver. But the rewards for success are great and bolstered by lots of experience trusting friends and partners, along with amazing conditions and the perfect blend of backcountry and safety all rolled into one. There was a lot of wind with a certain January storm which made skiing all the more decisive and fast. Wind slabs were popping off on all the steeps and fountains of slough piled into the lows and gully’s and as long as you were above and safe, life was good, pow turns for days!
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