Big Agnes: “Can’t Ski Vegas”

Rafting the Tatshenshini to ski in British Columbia and Alaska required hitting a very slim window of conditions, one that was not promising even days before their departure. With the spring thaw approaching and ten friends ready to chase this dream together, they committed. Whatever that meant.

The group came together as a bachelor party of sorts—ten friends from Boulder, Colorado planning to spend twenty days rafting and skiing, all as Mason’s last big adventure before tying the knot.

On paper, they’d come in search of the biggest ski lines of their lives. But the reality was that they had simply come to celebrate friendship. To withdraw into the wild, to remove distractions and cell service and emails, and to invest purposeful time into being together. That’s the real meaning of a bachelor party, right?

Amarin Cannon