Jeff Curtes Photo Essay

Join Terje Haakonsen, Mikey Rencz, Jussi Oksanen, Frederik Kalbermatten, and photographer Jeff Curtes as they wander the powder highway in the search of Kootenay blower. No cell phones, no wifi, just a legendary crew deep in the middle of somewhere.

It was early January 2010, and the first real snow trip of the season was coming together with the urgency and excitement of an 8 year-old on Christmas Eve, and the wisdom and appreciation of Grandpa on his chair overseeing the family chaos on Christmas Day. The darkness of Portland could only mean that it was white in the hills. Heading north was the only option. Autopilot straight into shred mode felt natural. What else would I do? I’d be a goner without this…

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