Everyone has his or her local spot. The spot they first realized their love for the sport or the place that keeps them coming back. The spot they take their friends, and the spot where they go to be themselves.
For Austin, the Longs Peak cirque is a bit of both. He has skied some of his burliest lines and had some of his longest nights under its 14,259-foot summit. And with that, come some of the greatest lessons Austin has ever learned.