What is a week of stable skiing and blue skies like for a steep skier in Alaska? Find out by watching this video series The Kickstep Project created by alaskan videographer/photographer and rad skier Greg Stafford. This series features a bunch of hearty alaskan backcountry skiers who got after it during a week of blue skies during late January 2015.
Kick step is pretty much the pinnacle of Turnagain Pass, Ak. Standing at 4,665 feet tall, a 7 mile approach and riddled with exposure, spines and steep couloirs, it attracts only the most skilled backcountry skiers. Not only is the skiing tricky but the climb as well as you have to do a long traverse and steep boot pack over an exposed face 2,000 feet above the valley floor.
This project is 4 episodes long and includes myself and a number of other talented athletes living in Girdwood, AK. Josh Randich is one of these athletes and skied the mountain four times within the week. He is the main focus within the series and absolutely slayed it! Watch the first two episodes now: Chapter 1: Snake Couloir And Chapter 2: The Wizard Titties. ENJOY!
Also Check out videographer Greg Stafford website at WWW.GREGSTAFFORDPHOTOGRAPHY.COM or his videos at https://vimeo.com/user5094065