At the beginning of last year we got the chance to spend a week with the Crist family at their heli-ski operation in Haines, Alaska. And I mean the whole family; from Reggie’s 80 year-old dad to his two year-old son. The massive log home that serves as their Southeast Alaska base-ops was bursting at the seams. With over a dozen sitting down to dinner each night, I’m surprised they didn’t use the chopper to sling load groceries in from town.
Seattle-based outfitter Eddie Bauer sponsors Crist’s operation and coordinated a photo shoot to coincide with the family get together. And they hired us to document the mayhem. From powder runs in the mountains to snow ball fights in the backyard, the mission was to capture the real moments of the week. Ok, we may have ‘suggested’ a heli accessed family picnic on top of a mountain overlooking Haines. But that’s about as much direction as you get from such an avid family that are more skiers than models.
Happy New Year | Matt, Agnes and Dusty