Smith athletes Rachael Burks, Amie Engerbretson, and Hadley Hammer joined up with big-mountain guide, women’s-skiing pioneer and longtime Smith ambassador, Jess Baker. Jess, who normally guides out of Jackson Hole and Alaska, had wanted to put a trip together with some of the best women’s skiers in the industry to explore a zone deep in Golden, British Columbia.
So in March of 2016, they heli’d into the zone and spent the trip skinning out of their cabin. Days were spent checking the snow pack, chasing powder lines and sending it off pillow drops. Nights were spent melting snow for drinking water, cooking provisions, drinking it blue, sharing stories and playing campfire games. Stoke levels were high, as these women found the goods.