It’s been thirteen years since four friends with two 1970s Alaskan Pickup Campers loaded atop high-mileage Ford and Chevy trucks, towing early four-stroke sleds, with prototype pintails quivers, set off north from Boulder, Colorado to Valdez, Alaska. On board was DPS founder, Stephan Drake, photographers Mark Smith and Oskar Enander, and renaissance man, Gavin Cummings. The mission was simple: search out any and all terrain along the way that looked ripe with big lines and deep snow. There was a lot of suffering on the journey. Broken bones, bone-chilling nights, and more mechanical mishaps than one cares to remember. But, countless incredible deep lines were had—the type that lives on in the minds of the skiers, and ultimately. in a photography book, The Powder Road.