Skiing the Wrangells in March

Skiing the Wrangells in March can be some of the best of the season. This year I was joined by a father and son team for the opening runs. We experienced unseasonably cold temperatures and a varied snowpack. The other things we experienced were incredible sunny vistas, never-before skied venues and lots of fun memories. Big thanks to Tod Francis for capturing our good times in these beautiful images. – Eli Potter

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Pilots are ski mountaineers too. Pilot Ben topping out.

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Stacking the tracks.

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Bundled up to beat cold temps.

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Each day pilots and skiers head to new terrain, picking lines from the air before landing on untracked snow.

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Chitina River Bison viewed from the air.

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13.2 million untracked acres.

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Shredding gnar.

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Getting dusted by Bravo Kilo.

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Early season skiers are sometimes lucky enough to tour with Pilot and Skier Extraordinaire, Paul Claus himself.

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