I had the very good fortune of being able to go to Purcell Mountain Lodge with my brother for some back-country skiing last winter. I have been up here before, for one of the most beautiful elopements that I’ve ever had the fortune of shooting. I knew that it was absolutely gorgeous, so I was pretty excited to head back out in the winter time to explore the terrain around the lodge.

Matt and I have been to back-country huts before, but this was absolutely the most amazing back-country trip I’ve ever experienced! Actually, the term ‘slack-country’ might be a bit more apt given the many luxuries. A warm sauna fired up for the end of the day, multi-course meals, showers and cold beer – pretty hard to beat!  Matt skiing like is 1997 all over again.  He often looks like this while skiing. That was way more work than it looks!