Mind-blowing Alaskan Roadside Runs

By Neil Provo, 16 December 2013

  • DATE

    16 December 2013

  • AUTHOR

    Neil Provo

  • CATEGORY

    Skiing & Snowboarding

In the spring of 2013, my brother Ian and I made it back to Alaska for the second time in our lives. We returned with a much better understanding of the dynamics of riding up there and hopes of safe snow conditions. After spending 10 days glacier camping by plane in the Tordrillo Mountains with clear weather and stable snow, we were excited to see what the mountains outside of Anchorage had to offer. For $25 a day, we rented a small car for a week and headed for the hills. The amount of quality ski terrain accessible from the road was mind blowing. Every winding corner presented a new mountain for us, and a new challenge. With a bit of an optimistic eye, long hikes and tricky route finding, we found ourselves on top of some of the craziest roadside runs we’d ever ridden.

Neil Provo

Park City, UT

Born and raised in Connecticut, the icy slopes of the East Coast gave Neil his first taste of Snowboarding. When his family migrated west to Utah, he began to see the potential the mountains had to offer beyond ski resort boundaries and beyond his freestyle background. Ever since cutting his first board in half to make a splitboard, Neil has been a strong advocate for backcountry enjoyment. With his passion for photography, he is able to motivate and inspire the outdoor community through the lens of his camera. ​

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