White Out Navigation

By Evan Stevens, 19 November 2012

  • DATE

    19 November 2012


    Evan Stevens


    Skiing & Snowboarding

If you're a backcountry skier or split-boarder, its key to plan ahead and travel prepared for the unexpected if conditions change without warning. Dont get stuck in the "dark" (or white); Evan Stevens, IFMGA Guide and owner of Valhalla Mountain Touring offers tips on how to navigate through a white out in the backcountry. As featured on Backcountry Magazine’s “Mountain Skills” video series. For more videos, check out their site.

Evan Stevens

Squamish, BC

Starting with the rocks and ski slopes of New York, Evan progressed to the ice and backcountry of Vermont for college, and accepted a job with the Utah Avalanche Center in Salt Lake City and Moab. During five years half-based in Utah, he was lucky enough to follow around some of the greats in the avalanche game, and when not on snow, climbed endless towers and splitter cracks in the desert southwest. In the middle of this time he stumbled upon a cute mountain girl from British Columbia and his bigamous love affair with her and her home province began. Evan is an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, and has spent five years on the board of directors at the American Mountain Guide Association. He and his wife Jasmin run Valhalla Mountain Touring, and look forward to cold smoke every winter and big walls in the summer.​