The Arc’teryx Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Academy 2018 | Photo Recap

We skied, we toured, we rappelled, and we partied. The inaugural Arc’teryx Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Academy in Jackson Hole, with the legendary Exum Guides, connected mountain-minded folks from around the planet to develop new skills, meet new people and share ideas. From those brand new to ski touring to splitboarders, skiers and alpinists who have been at it for years, our clinics, speakers series and night events sent people back to the Alpine House in Jackson with big smiles and stories to share for two days. Here are some of the best moments from our favourite weekend this winter:

Janelle Smiley leads out the Intermediate Ski Mountaineering clinic. Bardon photo.

Gotta get up to get down. Steep Skiing Clinic Day 2. Bardon photo.

Joey Vosburgh reaps rewards in his Advanced Splitboarding clinic. Marmsater photo.

Mind the gap(s) at après. Dorgan photo.

Advanced Splitboarding. All access tour. Marmsater photo.

It’s true. The snow in Jackson was this good (Hoji approved). Figenshau photo.

Greg Hill goes for ‘pensive’ during the Advanced Alpinism day. Figenshau photo.

Five photographers rallied to put together slideshows to play at the Pink Garter Theatre on Saturday night for the Jackson Hole Exposed Photo Showdown. Here’s a staff favourite from Andy Bardon’s show.

No one envied the judges for the Jackson Hole Exposed Photo Showdown. Dorgan photo.

Ski it! Figenshau photo.

Orgone kept us all up way past our bedtimes at the Pink Garter Theatre. Dorgan photo.

No complaints here. Figenshau photo.


Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors and participants for the 2018 Jackson Hole Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Academy. See you next year!

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