Archive for February, 2010

Nice words about NCH

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Thank to a few folks for their kind words about us recently. Always good to know we’re doing our jobs well and people are having a great time whether out in the heli or at the yurt. Or making a movie.

Here’s a great write up from Lowell Skoog, the lucky winner of the FOAC (Friends of the Northwest Avalanche Center) auction seat.

And a nice write up from some of the folks who got to help Bob D. celebrate his 40th birthday at the Barron Yurt. And, probably the most detailed trip report from the yurt ever- from Bob and Larina themselves.

And some kind words from the Jedi Master, Seth Morrison.

Here’s Sage’s take as well. Thanks for adding to the mellow vibe!

And Erik “Big Air” Roner’s perspective dropping some cliffs here in the North Cascades.

“Chicks” heli-ski tour with Anne

Friday, February 26th, 2010

NCH guide Anne Keller and a delightful crew of gals came out for a heli-assisted ski tour last week, which included NCH classics like Diamonds, Larch and others in the Silverstar area. Thanks Hana, Vikki, Molly and Sara for coming out and earning some turns with NCH.

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Pics from Tuesday

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The hight pressure lead to some great flying weather, beautiful views and some great skiing and riding on our north facing terrain. Thanks to Jason of JR Heli for doing some flying so even Seamus got out for some turns.

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Beautiful day for a heli tour!

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Here’s a couple of shots from the group lucky enough to get out for a heli assisted tour yesterday. Sunny skies and great snow…

touring with Silverstar in the back ground

NCH Guide Larry and Bo soak up the sun on the uptrack

Henry with Silverstar

Henry looks happy not to be at work!

TGR + Bluebird

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Big things are going down in the N. Cascades today as the TGR crew of Seth Morrison, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Erik Roner get the perfect mix of blue skies and great snow. More news at 11.

Sage Cattabriga Alosa, Seth Morrison, Erick Roner and Josh Nielsen of TGR

Sage Cattabriga Alosa, Seth Morrison, Erick Roner and Josh Nielsen of TGR under bluebird skies

Seth Morrison throws a Lincoln Loop

Seth Morrison throws a Lincoln Roll

And here’s a link to Erik’s morning action:

Pics from the weekend- darn fine powder skiing and riding was had

Monday, February 15th, 2010

The North Cascades are still hanging in there in spite of El Nino’s best efforts. 12-14″ of fluff was had over the weekend- with some deeper sections in spots. Consistent conditions and groups wanting to get after it made for many turns and super fast skiing and riding. The North Cascades are still delivering the goods this season. Come get some.

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TGR filming in the North Cascades.

Sunday, February 14th, 2010
The TGR crew has been out filming this week in the “Alps of America”.  Sage contemplates a line

Here Sage Cattabriga-Alosa contemplates a line

More pictures on the way….

Olson crew, round 1

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Thanks to Big Vern, Vern Jr, Paul aka Capt Backbone and Craig for coming back out to NCH for another year- and Garrison for a special last minute guest appearance. Here’s some shots from their trip. See you boys again in March.

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Photos from 2 8 10

Monday, February 8th, 2010

]These photos are in a large part thanks to Seamus- his amazing flying got today’s groups out for some great turns in the “Wild West” zone- let alone guides Paul, Ken and Jeff for helping deliver the goods. Thanks to Fred and Andy R and Aaron S for coming out for some great turns!

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Sweet little POV video from 1 31 10

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Thanks for the sweet video Brian. Looks like fun out there!