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Getting the shot while Wissman Gets the shot


Argentina from a skier’s perspective is known for it’s Lomo(steak), Malbek(wine) and skiing that has the potential to be the best or worst you’ve ever experienced. Naturally then, I’ve been rolling the dice five out of the past six years in hopes of catching the legendary Santa Rosa Storm.

It’s a long way to travel, leaving the best part of a short summer for the opposite hemisphere in search of a storm that is famed to leave so much snow atop the Andes Range that people generally don’t even survive to count it all. (Or so goes the modern myth of the Santa Rosa). I’ve hit it right and I’ve hit it wrong but never regretted a few weeks of trading the flip flops for ski boots, especially this year.

The first Ascent ski and snowboard team showed up after three days of travel to a blue bird day and a tracked out mountain but our Guide Jose found us the goods none the less. My first turns of the summer were yummy and I felt lucky, but I had no idea they were only a predecessor to what would come to be some of the greatest skiing I’d ever known. Jose claimed a meter would fall in twenty four hours as the mountain shut down and the flakes began to fall. We didn’t think much of it but three days and almost two meters later we found ourselves first in line at the gnarliest chairlift in the world accessing over 3,000 feet of untracked, untouched perfectly stable POW!

It was one of those special moments even to a professional skier where you know this opportunity may never come again and in humble recognition, we put our camera equipment down and shredded the most famous line in Las Lenas, Edwardo’s, top to bottom.

We all agreed it was the best lift access run of our lives and it only got better from there. Six more days of hiking, skinning and exploring offered us unheard of descents in some of the most beautiful terrain I’ve ever known only to collapse into our rooms at the end mending our shin banged, wind hammered, frost bitten, and for one, food poisoned wounds all in the name of powder.

It will be a trip worth talking about for a long time and to paint the picture for you, I was inspired enough to sit down for three days straight to make a video about it. Enjoy.

FA Ski/Snowboard Team Gets Lucky in Las Lenas 2011 from Lynsey Ann Dyer on Vimeo.

You didn't believe it had a V-10 in it did you?

You didn't believe it had a V-10 in it did you?

game on!

game on!

are you kidding me?

are you kidding me?

Wissman_LD_4023Lynsey Dyer

SheJumps Zion Canyoneering and leadership camp

SheJumps Zion Canyoneering and leadership camp

SheJumps took it to the next level over Labor Day weekend.  14 incredible women came together for a bit of canyoneering, networking and leadership exploring our potential both as individuals and as a foundation. From lawyers to web ninjas, yogi’s to young urban professionals we repelled, hiked one of the most incredible

Canoneering is FUN!

Canoneering is FUN!

hikes in the park, Angel’s Landing, ate like queens, slept under the stars, jumped off cliffs into the water and shared our collective skills and resources to challenge ourselves in the outdoors and explore the future of SJ. My highlight was playing Vanessa’s Manifest game to create our own realities, and to push our own imaginations of what we’d offer the world of women…”if sucess was our only option”.  It was an honor to watch one of my dreams come true as all these women I truly look up to came together to build friendships and empower the whole! Cheers to Claire and Vanessa, Jess, Liz, Molly, Hannah and many more for their over the top efforts this past weekend!