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Noah Howell

Noah Howell

Noah has been traveling the snowy regions of the world searching for powder and practicing the craft of ski mountaineering for the past 19 years. It wasn't until after high school that Noah discovered powder snow and the ski bum lifestyle, but once he found all the untracked snow and adventure the backcountry had to offer, it was over and the obsession was born. 
Noah and his brother used the family video camera to capture their skiing exploits, producing B-grade films under the name Powderwhore Productions. For 10 years they skied in and produced films such as Elevation and Something Else, debuting them in 40 cities across mountain towns to share the stoke with other backcountry fans. 

During these years Noah’s obsession expanded to steep skiing, largely influenced by Andrew McLean's book The Chuting Gallery, and he started exploring the nooks and crannies of the Wasatch. Thanks to some great partners, Noah become the second person (Andrew was first) to tick off all 90 ski lines in the book. From there Noah has laid down several cutting-edge first descents of his own in the Wasatch Mountains, Patagonia, Antarctica, Svalbard and dozens of lines in the Wrangells, Chugach, Tordrillos, Haines, Central Alaska Range, and Revelations of Alaska. 

Noah enjoys the many different aspects of skiing and practices all of its forms, from ultra-lightweight skimo link ups and traverses, to super deep powder days. “When you limit yourself to just one mode, then you're limiting your possibilities and your enjoyment,” he says, “and for me the mountains, above all else, are about freedom and breaking free of boundaries and restrictions.”

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Top Achievements

  • Named one of “50 Icons of Backcountry Skiing” by Backcountry Magazine
  • Completed first and only Hard Rock 100 winter ski traverse (100 miles, 30,000+ feet)
  • Second person to ski all 90 lines in Andrew McLean’s Chuting Gallery.
  • First ski descent of the Moose’s Tooth, Ruth Gorge, AK
  • Never been buried in, dug out, or lost a partner to an avalanche
  • First descents in Alaska (Revelations, Tordrillos, Wrangells, Central Alaska Range, Chugach), Antarctica, Utah, Patagonia, Wyoming, New Zealand, Svalbard, Baffin Island 
  • Proud recipient of countless face shots 
  • Attempting to ski all 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America (completed 24)
     

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Wasatch Classics- Whipple Couloir

Wasatch Classics- Y Couloir

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Brogaine

Black Diamond Mega Light Tent

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"Climbing uphill isn’t always pretty, or easy. You never know what you’ll encounter on the ascent and the Whippet helps you claw through it all. I’ve hooked trees and rocks and firm snow, (maybe even a partner) in order to ascend steep chutes and big lines."

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    With three-section packability and added traction for steep terrain, the Whippet is perfect for ski mountaineering expeditions and splitboard excursions. The Whippet’s removable steel pick adds a margin of safety for mega-steep, no-fall terrain, while also converting into an easily stowable, adjustable pole for backcountry powder missions. Learn More
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    With three-section packability and added traction for steep terrain, the Whippet is perfect for ski mountaineering expeditions and splitboard excursions. The Whippet’s removable steel pick adds a margin of safety for mega-steep, no-fall terrain, while also converting into an easily stowable, adjustable pole for backcountry powder missions. Learn More
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    Our premier ultralight powder ski for untracked lines, steep faces and technical objectives in deep conditions, the Helio 116 features a new pre-preg carbon fiber layup with improved dampness for a smoother ride while remaining extremely light with stiff, progressive flex and hard-charging performance. Learn More
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    Our premier ultralight powder ski for untracked lines, steep faces and technical objectives in deep conditions, the Helio 116 features a new pre-preg carbon fiber layup with improved dampness for a smoother ride while remaining extremely light with stiff, progressive flex and hard-charging performance. Learn More
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    Ultralight, and extremely packable, the Couloir is the harness of choice for mountaineers and skiers on steep snow climbs, short rappels and technical glacier travel. Learn More
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    Ultralight, and extremely packable, the Couloir is the harness of choice for mountaineers and skiers on steep snow climbs, short rappels and technical glacier travel. Learn More