The 2022 Roost Recap

Let's Roost! Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

Last month, we celebrated the third annual WNDR Roost, and needless to say, it was a BLAST.

What made this year's Roost special was the crew that joined us - local FOWs stepping in as our forecasters and guides, a growing team of WNDR Alpine/Checkerspot employees, and of course, the WNDR Alpine community members from multiple countries that showed up grinning and stoked to shred the Wasatch. 

Some skiers had been skiing big lines in the backcountry for decades, while others arrived with a couple tours under their belts, ready to learn more. For us, this was indicative of a backcountry scene in good health. Sharing knowledge, technique, and beta opens doors and makes for a community of mentorship and growth. We love seeing it. 

Over three days in the Wasatch, we skied, got to know each other, and had way too much fun together.

Please enjoy a series of curated moments from our time together below. Then make some plans to Roost with us in 2023!

Every early morning began with a group yoga session on the floor of the Design Lab showroom, graciously led by FOW Melissa Gill. Salt Lake City, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

After yoga, FOWs Nikki Champion and Sean Zimmerman-Wall took over for the day's avalanche report and route overview. Salt Lake City, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

The sun was out and spirits were high! Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

We traipsed through the trees... Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Pep Fujas (@pepfujas)

Party lapped the glades... Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Pep Fujas (@pepfujas)

...And surfed our way through open meadows. Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Pep Fujas (@pepfujas)

Our snowy après was a great opportunity to compare notes from the day and get to know each other better. Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

After another excellent morning yoga session and briefing, our second tour of the Roost began with a firm, south facing ascent to access the goods. Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

Our efforts were soon rewarded. Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

How do you celebrate after skiing a rewarding line? Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

An awkward creek crossing kept our exit spicy. Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Pep Fujas (@pepfujas)

Checkerspot Comms mastermind, event planner, and generous provider of après cookies - there's nothing Nina Reyes can't do. Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

On Day 3, STYLE was the name of the game. FOW and Party Shirt International cofounder Jack Stauss kindly helped us up our game. Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

The king of style himself, Pigtail Pep. Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

Some of us have different ideas of what style means, though. Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Pep Fujas (@pepfujas)

What an incredible group to spend three days with. Wasatch Range, UT. Photo: Kevin Kinghorn (@kevinkinghorn)

Want to Roost with us next year? Stay tuned for an announcement in the Fall on how to sign up!