Hartley in some Utah powder. As opposed to his Retallack experience, he seemed to know how to ski it this time around.
I tend towards minimalism. I don’t particularly like “things” and I try to avoid accumulating extraneous possessions. I’m not hardcore about it, and I don’t have the requisite funds to decorate my house in a minimalist style, but I aspire to living with the essentials and subtracting the unuseful.
In that spirit, I recently attempted to achieve the elusive one-ski-quiver for the east coast rite of passage—the annual trip “out west.” I had fallen in love with the Moment PB&J at the SIA On-Snow Demo a few years back and got my hands on a pair with some help from those dudes from Reno. The PB&J is a likely candidate for one-ski simplicity because it’s narrow enough to be used anywhere (129/101/121), has some camber underfoot, and there’s sufficient tip/tail rocker to be considered a viable pow ski.