Contributor Archives: Aaron Leyland
We’ve had some unseasonably sunny weather so far this early season in whistler.
A decent early snowfall started off the winter with some resets here and there to keep things going but the backcountry has shaped up a bit differently. there’s a lot more exposed glacial ice, and things are a lot more lumpy and less filled in. this makes for some of the features we’re used to hitting being unridable but at the same time opened the doors for new terrain, steeper landings and gaps that we haven’t shot before. Read more
The first trip of the season sets the tone for beginning of every winter. the last few seasons i’ve always made of point of getting on some sort of road trip with a goal of having a awesome time with the crew and getting some good deep pow shredding and hopefully logging a shot or two. the last couple years i’ve been doing trips up around the revelstoke area but after checking the weather it seemed the north coast was getting smashed with early season storms and the terrace area already had a healthy base.
For a few weeks every August (since I was 19) I’ve been making a trip down to the Southern Hemisphere. After finishing up filming in May/June and spending two months in the office on the computer editing, I’m always super excited to get back on the snow, ride powder for a few weeks, and get a head start on filming for the coming Winter. Read more
I had always wanted to visit this place. I had looked on maps before and saw how close it was and wondered why I had never been yet. I had friends tell me of big mountains, and light powder. And then I was told that you could drive your snowmobile in the streets all around town and then park right front of the pub. I was sold, I’m going to Bralorne! Read more
This past June I was on my way to Mammoth driving north on the 395 from LA. I saw a sign that said, “Death Valley 104” and thought to myself, “that’s not too far, maybe drive through there on my way back.” So after a week of sun & snowboarding in Mammoth I drove back down the 395 a couple hours and stayed the night in Lone Pine (a small town at the base of Mt.Whitney) and would begin my Death Valley excursion in the AM.