Life In The Bus Lane - Episode 5
-Written By: Brock Butterfield -
After the long drive to Alaska and waiting in the grey clouds for almost 9 days we were finally able to hike lines and ride some beastly terrain in Haines, AK.
Glacier travel and crevasse crossing was a must to reach these areas but the pay off was worth is as we tilted the noses of our snowboards into steep, deep and technical lines. More snow came in as we were just getting started but an uneasy snowpack made us think twice about spending more time in Haines.
Colin Spencer gives insight to his first time in Alaska choosing and riding big lines. Our two biggest tools to get to the lines were our snowmobiles and Verts. The biggest and steepest lines typically require us to put in a boot pack right up the same line we're riding which allows for a close up of our lines before dropping in from the top.
Tune in below for our time spent on Haines Pass.