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
Pilots are ski mountaineers too. Pilot Ben topping out.
Stacking the tracks.
Bundled up to beat cold temps.
Each day pilots and skiers head to new terrain, picking lines from the air before landing on untracked snow.
Chitina River Bison viewed from the air.
13.2 million untracked acres.
Getting dusted by Bravo Kilo.
Early season skiers are sometimes lucky enough to tour with Pilot and Skier Extraordinaire, Paul Claus himself.