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Cody Townsend presents The FIFTY: Pontoon Peak, Alaska

Cody Townsend is one of the most recognizable names in skiing at the moment. He’s been a regular in Matchstick Productions’ annual flicks since 2005’s The Hit List, has wowed mass audiences with his fast, fluid approach to big-mountain skiing and won over the hearts of ski enthusiasts the world over with his low-key demeanor and charisma. This season, he announced his most ambitious project to date, the goal to ski all fifty lines in the beloved book, 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America, by Chris Davenport, Art Burrows and Penn Newhard.

In the latest episode chronicling Cody Townsend’s attempt at skiing the biggest, most iconic lines in North America, the crew explores Pontoon Peak in Alaska. Poor weather windows during the team’s strike mission to Alaska have kept Townsend and his videographer, Bjarne Salen, grounded for most of their time, but now they are able to scale Pontoon Peak. The real question is: Will one of the most prized, exposed and magnificent lines in the Chugach be skiable?

Starring Points North Heli Tour Camp guides Brennan Lagasse and Jeff Dostie, Ming Poon, Bjarne Salen and Cody Townsend.


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