Skiing Vermont Powder

During an historic two week cycle of snowfall that blanketed our mountains with more than 60″ of fresh snow earlier this month, Rider McCrellish dances with gravity at Vermont’s Mad River Glen ski area.

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Skiing with the Kids

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After climbing Vermont’s General Stark Mountain (home of Mad River Glen ski area), we opted for a quick family photo before setting off on a very fun descent down Mad River Glen’s northeast facing trail network. Despite the dearth of snow here in Vermont this season, there is still top to bottom skiing at Mad River Glen right now. Our girls (Maiana, 3 yrs, and Lenora, 8 mos) ride on our backs when we climb mountains and ski, often sleeping for 1-2 hours during our climb, and then waking in time to enjoy the thrill of gravity with us on the way down.

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Green Mountain Goodness

Green Mountains, Mad River Glen, Vermont, USA - ©Brian Mohr/ EmberPhoto - All rights reserved

Old Man Winter has been slow to coerce the Snow Gods into action this season, but he’s finally having some success this week. Here’s a snap of our good friend Forrest Twombly enjoying one of our favorite runs on the planet this week, at Vermont’s Mad River Glen.

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First Turns of the Season…

It’s late October in Vermont, a time when Old Man Winter starts to come around again after several months away. And while the Old Man might not be settling in for the winter season just yet, it sure is fun to grab the skis again, head up into the hills, and slide around on the nice coat of early season snow he recently laid down for us. – Brian

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Photo of the Month – April: Pedal-Powered Skiing in the Swiss Alps

In pursuit of some good old fashioned adventure, and in partnership with several outdoor brands and media outlets, as well as Switzerland Tourism, we set off in early April on a month long, bicycle-powered skiing adventure through the heart of the Alps of Switzerland (as well as Austria and Italy). The image above was captured while taking advantage of Switzerland’s world-class rail system at the start of our trip. (The skis and poles ride strapped the the sides of our trusty, one-wheeled BOB trailers, while the rest of our gear travels inside the trailer bag and within bags/panniers attached to the bikes.)

Throughout the months of April and May, you can follow our adventure on our skiing website, www.AdventureSkier.com or at this link HERE. Thanks and enjoy! – Brian and Emily

Camera Info: Canon 7D, 10mm, ISO 320, 1/60, f3.5

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SKI’s 2011 Best Photos of the Year

One of our images – captured while skiing along Iceland’s southern coast and in view of the mighty Vatnajokull glacier – was recently selected as one of SKI Magazine’s 2011 Best Photos of the Year. You can take a peek at the image online here and below. What a sweet day of skiing that was above the wild north Atlantic!

If you are interested in a print of the image(s) within this post or within our growing selection of fine-art photography, please contact us or take a look at our Print Gallery or Print Pricing pages, for more ideas and info. Thanks!

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NEW Blog Feature: Photo of the Month – Pedal Powered Skiing

It was just a year ago this month that we were deep into a month-long, pedal-powered backcountry skiing adventure through Arctic Norway. (You can check out one of our published stories about the trip here, or a few posts on our skiing website, here.)

We captured this image around 10:30pm in the middle of May, during what was supposed to be a rest day – just as the sun was beginning its 3-4 hour journey across the horizon. At 9pm, just before crawling into our tents for the “night”, a change in the weather inspired us to pack up camp and pedal out to the end of a mountainous peninsula where we would have unobstructed views of the midnight sun to the north for several days. By 12:30am, we were high above our seashore camp, enjoying our first of several runs under the beautiful light of the midnight sun. It wasn’t until shortly after 5am that we skied back to camp. So much for a rest day!

Thanks again to friends David Alpin Skirnisson & family, Per Arneberg, Jimmy Halvardsson, Kaj Sønnichsen, Forrest Twombly, Tom Hite, Alf & Gunnar, Asbjorn, Ulf, Tore & Anna and many others who helped to make this adventure such a unforgettable experience.

Camera Info: Canon 5d, 17mm, ISO 320, 1/200, f7.1

Cover/Feature Story in WEND Magazine

In the latest winter issue, WEND Magazine has just published a feature story about our pedal-powered skiing adventures in Arctic Norway last spring. WEND also chose one of our images for the cover and ran another image as a 2-page spread and opener to the issue. Look out for WEND Magazine at larger bookstores, some outdoor stores, especially in the western US. You can take a sneak peek at the story HERE. Check back soon for a downloadable PDF version of the story here, too.

Thanks! – Brian

Deepcember Snows

Although snow is by no means abundant in Vermont right now, Deepcember is likely just around the corner with a change in the jet stream forecasted for later this week. The image above was captured in December 2008. And with Deepcember now a welcome tradition (for skiers, at least) , I decided to write a story about it for Vermont’s Seven Days. Check it out HERE

Thanks!
-Brian

As the Snow Flies…Our Slideshow Season Kicks Off!

Our annual Wild People, Wild Places Slideshow Series kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 4 at The Mountain Goat in Hanover, NH (home of Dartmouth College), with our latest show: 2 Wheels, 2 Planks: Pedal-Powered Skiing in Arctic Norway. The show features our adventures in Arctic Norway this past spring, 2010, which were reported on through a series of posts on AdventureSkier, here.

The schedule for the season is coming together now, and will feature at least 10 shows throughout the northeast. Once again, we’ve got some great raffle prizes this year, including 2 pairs of BD skis, a TripleMajor Ski Pass (Mad River Glen, Bolton, Jay Peak), apparel from OR, gear from Garmont and Life Link, and much more… See poster below, and more info/press release below that… Pass it on. And feel free to contact us if you’d like to host a show in your area. Thanks!
– Brian and Emily

Wild People, Wild Places 2010-11
SHOW# 1: 2 WHEELS, 2 PLANKS – Pedal Powered Skiing in Arctic Norway
A multi-media show by Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson
WHEN: Thursday, Nov 4, 2010 @ 7pm
WHERE: The Mountain Goat (outdoor store) – Main St in Hanover, NH
COST: $5 Admission (On sale now at the Mountain Goat) Includes RAFFLE Ticket
INFO: info(at)emberphoto.com

Hanover, NH – On Thurs,Nov. 4 at 7pm, Vermont-based photographers and adventurers Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson will bring their latest show, “Two Wheels, Two Planks – Pedal Powered Skiing in Arctic Norway” to The Mountain Goat on Main St. in Hanover, NH. The show features the couple’s recent bike-powered skiing exploration of Norway’s Arctic Alps, and will benefit Girls Move Mountains. It is part of the duo’s ongoing Wild People, Wild Place Slideshow Series, which features ten shows throughout the upcoming winter season.

“We dreamt of a bike-powered skiing adventure for many years, “ says Johnson, who along with her husband, Mohr, and two close friends, headed to Norway this past spring on assignment for WEND and Adventure Cyclist magazines. “And it was a dream come true. The combination of cycling, camping and backcountry skiing gave us great freedom to explore.”

The show will feature a mix of photos and video, run approximately one hour and be followed by big raffle of outdoor gear – proceeds from which will benefit the VT-based organization, Girls Move Mountains, which nurtures girls’ innate capacity for confidence, courage, and leadership through adventure-based experiential education.. Admission is $5 and includes one raffle ticket. Mohr and Johnson co-own Ember Photography (www.EmberPhoto.com) and are regular contributors to Backcountry Magazine, Patagonia, Vermont Life and many others. Much of their work focuses on the enjoyment and protection of wild lands in the northeast, the Arctic and in the southern Andes.

ABOUT: The Wild People, Wild Places project is an ongoing series of exhibits and slideshows designed to inspire the public to enjoy and protect the very places featured. Through their shows, Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson share stories and images from their backcountry skiing, paddling, backpacking and adventure cycling throughout the Northeast, the Arctic, the southern Andes, Europe and North America. Mohr and Johnson photograph for a wide variety of editorial, fine art, wedding and commercial clients. Their work is widely published. For more information, please contact the photographers by phone or email, or visit their websites: www.emberphoto.com and www.adventureskier.com
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