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CVA Backcountry Skiing  Carrabassett Valley Academy Backcountry Skiing - AK expedition writeup:

A huge congratulations to Ellison Boord who received the @gocva Community Member of the Month award. Ellison is an incredible teammate and consistently seeks out leadership opportunities inside and outside of school. We are looking forward to being on the road with Ellison again this year. 📸 in Chugach National Forest last April. #skiingistheeasypart #backcountry #backcountryskiing #skimountaineering #powder #powderskiing #alaska #mountains #nature @nemoequipment @4frnt_skis @lange_boots @remarkable.adv

Fall training is in full swing with biweekly team rides for a low-impact way to build cardiovascular and muscular endurance. The team's hardwork will payoff this winter during big mountain days at high altitude!
@crnemba @sugarloafmountain @gocva #mountainbike #mtblife #mountainbiking #enduro

Route planning and line selection in the backcountry is crucial to having a good day. Seeing the terrain in person can help confirm what we see on a map. It can also expose features that are unexpected like a cliff band or an avalanche path. Here, we practice identifying terrain features in real life that we see on the map and discuss if our original route plan is still a good option. -------------------------------------
@patagonia @mammutna @dpsskis

Snow science and avalanche studies are at the forefront of our program at CVA. Being able to identify avalanche problems, assess hazard, make informed decisions, and rescue ski partners are all crucial parts to responsible skiing in the backcountry. -------------------
Students in the program work through a formal avalanche curriculum, gain experience in a variety of terrain and snow climates, and work with some of the best instructors and guides in the field. The ski lines, like the ones at the end of this edit, are the 'cherry on top' for us. -------------------
@gocva @jhoutdoorleadership
@tetonsnowgeek @joe_vallone @pattscanlan @dpsskis @mammutna @scarpana @llbean @amga1979 @aiare_official @americanavalancheassociation @sugarloafmountain

Mountain Bike campers are taking thier riding skills to the next level this week!! #mountainbike #singletrack #brownpow @crnemba

Congratulations to our graduating seniors Cam Niven and David Rowse. Cam is off to Montana State and David is off to Colorado College. Thank you for all you brought to our team. We will miss you lots but we are so excited for your journeys to continue and we can't wait to hear about all of your accomplishments. The mountain community is brighter with you two in it! #gobigdogs #theendlesssearchforpowder #college #mountaingraduation @cave_man_cam @david_rowse

We are currently getting our mountain bikes out of storage, building new jumps for them, and getting some vitamin d into our bodies. It feels incredible to have these warm days, but on the hot ones it's still nice to remember the feeling of getting blasted in the face by blowing snow! Manitoba Peak, AK

#ski #alaska #gobigdogs #skitouring #backcountry #mountains #snow @dpsskis @nick.dalessio

Sophomore Jake Williams is not only talented on skis, but with a camera in his hand. Here is a short edit of shots from the past year.
#gobigdogs #backcountry #backcountryskiing @dpsskis #climbing #nature #naturephotography #mountains

Mashing potatoes in the Gulf of Slides yesterday was super fun. The approach and descent out of the Gulf was New England adventure skiing at it's finest complete with river crossings, wet leaf skims, and the ever-shrinking white ribbon. We are happy to still be getting out skiing at the beginning of May as the school year winds down.
#skiingistheeasypart #gobigdogs #backcountryskiing #newhampshire #cornharvest

Scoping out some lines and earning some GNAR points. We are still stoked on the sunny days @resortalyeska .
#skiing #gobigdogs #alaska #sendit

The crew takes advantage of some down time while yurt skiing.
@alaskahuts
#gobigdogs #backcountryskiing #yurt #hut #skiing #manitobacabin

Good morning from our Center Ridge camp. We started our day with coffee, breakfast, and a view. From this spot, we had access to powder skiing in Lyon Creek and from the glacier on Kickstep Mountain. An adventure for the books! @remarkable.adv

#skiingistheeasypart #gobigdogs #skitouring #roomwithaview #backcountryskiing #skimountaineering #skiing #alaska @llbean @dpsskis @nemoequipment

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