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Ingrid Backstrom

Photograph By Adam Clark/MSP

"We left the CGP [Chugach Powder Guides] base [in Alaska] pretty late in the day as a storm passed. Luckily it was late in the season and it stayed light until 8 or 9 p.m. We left with a specific zone in mind, but the snow wasn't stable. We lucked into this spot that hasn't been filmed much at all. With perfect powder, snow stability and light, Ingrid was the first one to drop in and ski this line with high speed and an air at the bottom. Perfect afternoon after a few days of bad weather." -- Adam Clark