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The Adventure Skier: Skiing to the Beach
By Brian Mohr | The Adventure Skier
Editors Note: This season, Ski The East is collaborating with local photographers and storytellers, Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson of EmberPhoto, to bring you a column titled “The Adventure Skier.” Brian and Emily will be showcasing their skiing adventures in the Northeast, and documenting off-piste powder treats, backyard shredding, and the occasional venture into the wilds of the Arctic, the Andes, and beyond. – Erme Catino
Even with summer's long days and warm sunshine upon us, not a day goes by when we don't daydream of skiing. And while these dreams are not the focus of our thoughts, they are refreshing moments in time - cool splashes on the mind when we're sweating our way up a steep trail or feeling a tad thirsty in the afternoon sun. Just in case, we've got our skis, boot and packs in the mudroom, hung up to dry and ready to go as if we had just been out yesterday. After all, skiable snow in June—even August… has accumulated in the mountains of the Northeast. It's always good to be prepared.
Ultimately, there are times when the daydreams get the best of us, and we would head north, way north... where the snowpack lingers into July, where you can take a healthy break from cars, computers, and chairlifts... and where you can ski right to the beach. Not that it has been exceedingly hot lately, or that we would recommend going anywhere when the Northeast is in its summertime glory, but it is fun to dream of skiing to the beach now and then.
Climbing above the great north Atlantic, to a backdrop of floating icebergs, along the coast of East Greenland.
Skiing to the sea in Iceland.
Sunbathing, skipping stones and mussel collecting - all worthy activities when you are skiing to the beach - Arctic Norway.
Skiing to the beach, literally - East Greenland.
We’d like to express a special thanks to our friends at Borea Adventures, Camp Kviteberg, Mikaelsen Tours, and Bergmenn Mountain Guides for helping us ski to the beach over the years. - Brian and Emily