Photo Essay

Moe Knows Alaska

Opening Week at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Moe knows powder. Tommy Moe, that is. The Olympic double medalist from Lillehammer in ‘94 has been on the powder prowl ever since he hung up his speed suit.

And Moe knows Alaska. These days, Moe splits his time between Jackson Hole, WY and Alaska’s Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, which he co-founded with Mike Overcast a dozen years ago. You may have read about it in Issue 8.4 (and if you didn’t, get a preview here). And this past summer, Moe and Overcast brought on a new investor to help take their lodge to the next level by adding their own helicopter, 12,000 square feet of new living space, a private lodge, chalets, and more. It was a complete overhaul of TML’s already impressive facilities on Judd Lake, 40 miles northwest of Anchorage.

Late this February, I had the privilege of spending opening week with Moe and co. in the Tordrillos alongside a film/photo crew from Marmot and a few other journalists. We came in on the tail end of a major storm and saw enough sunshine to fly five out of six days. With good stability and numerous aircraft at our disposal, it was an unforgettable mid-winter mission in Alaska. But enough words, already—I’ll let the photos do the talking from here.


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