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February 1st 2012 - Written by: Evan Stevens

VIDEO: Kootenay Cold Smoke

No one really sheds a tear for me and the life I live; world class ski touring out my front door at my backcountry ski lodge Valhalla Mountain Touring in the Selkirks of British Columbia. I truly believe though that life is what you make of it, and I wanted to make my life about the pursuit of fun times in the mountains, and sharing those experiences with as many people as possible. So if you can’t be out in the hills with me, than I guess my series of videos is an opportunity to live vicariously through me.  Day in, day out, lodge life, maintenance, snowpack monitoring, trail breaking, wood chopping, eating, skiing and more eating.

As this last video shows, it has been all time, 10 out of 10 for ski quality lately… enjoy.

Evan Stevens is a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide, examiner and instructor for the AMGA, a member of the AMGA Board of Directors, and owner and lead guide of Valhalla Mountain Touring, a backcountry ski lodge in the Selkirks of British Columbia. Somehow he managed to do all of this whilst only escaping from the suburbs of New York City just 10 years ago.  When not on his skis, he can be found climbing hard rock in his summer home of Squamish, BC, or trying to fire off alpine rock free ascents through out the world.  Highlights include numerous first descents in the Valhalla Range of BC, traditional rock ascents of up to 5.13, first free ascents in BC such as IV 5.12 Man of Steel in the Adamants, IV 5.12 R Lost in Space on Mt. Gimli, and speed ascents of big walls in Greenland. Besides that he is usually being humbled by his super human wife Jasmin, and trying to keep up to his dog Benny on the skin track.

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