Reggie Crist and Chris Coulter’s dramatic 2011 first descent of Bell Ringer highlights an epic spring season for the FA team in Haines, Alaska.
Every major outdoor brand sponsors a roster of pro athletes, but First Ascent took a different approach when we returned to building technical outerwear. Rather than ship existing product for validating feedback, our guide built process integrated mountain professionals into every stage of the product design cycle. The crux of what makes their intense input […]
Photos by Will Wissman
Last year, First Ascent ski guides Reggie and Zach Crist, along with Lel Tone, Tom Wayes, Lynsey Dyer, Kent McBride, Erik Leidecker, and Lexi duPont covered lots of ground and shredded tons of powder from Tahoe to Alaska.
It was quite a year for First Ascent ski guides Reggie and Zach Crist, Lel Tone, Tom Wayes, Erik Leidecker and Kent McBride, as they set out to design the 2010 ski collection.
By Tom Wayes Throughout my guiding career, I have been on a quest for the ultimate day—whether it’s with friends on a personal trip or with clients. As a guide, you are trying to balance taking people where you want to go and where they should go
When coastal storms hit the Sierras, it’s time to go “billy goating” for powder, skiing all the steep granite faces that usually don’t hold snow. This past week Tahoe was hit with an epic 6-day storm unloading 5-plus feet of fresh snow.