A Stevens Pass Backcountry Overnighter

A Stevens Pass Adventure from jordan ingmire on Vimeo.

Being back in the winter lifestyle has been a relief to say the least. The familiarity of a board under my feet far outweighs the lingering burdens that come with city life. Stevens Pass has had workable snow since opening day. Temperatures have stayed cold, allowing us to explore farther then we could throughout all last years El Nino season. Check out this short edit and take a glimpse into our 9-5.

This particular trip to the cabin didn’t come easy for us. After a seven hour expedition-style slog through knee-deep, at times even waist deep snow, deliriousness and exhaustion in blizzard conditions; we reached our sanctuary for the night. Jordan and I were relieved to say the least as we stepped in the door, dumped our gear on the floor and ourselves on the bunks. An hour later, dinner was ready and Jordan continued to finesse the stubborn fire. We ate dinner and relaxed under the ambient flickering-glow of candlelight and admired the comforts of our setting. This cabin is a unique and special place for anyone who is lucky enough to stumble across its far off location atop a distant ridge. Wake up, have breakfast, reminisce of the night’s stay, and prepare for the ultimate powder run. This night in the cabin combined with the run back down to reality made for a truly spiritual and enlightened experience.

Thank you to my friends at Stevens Pass and Salomon/Bonfire for making my experience that much more enjoyable!

words: Ryan Waiste

Jordan Ingmire


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