About the Powderchasers
Founder of Powderchasers has chased the deep for over 40 years. Steve first
chased while living in New England. Loved snow from an early age and eventually learning to ski
at age 3 at Bromley Mountain. While he preferred the old days of calling front desks for a pre
dawn snow report, jumped on the bandwagon of the web once information become public.
Steve began snowboarding as early as 1982 when most resorts still did not allow them. Steve rarely misses first chair. When asked what his favorite resort is, replies “Wherever it’s snowing”. Steve also can be found at Opensnow.com (Chase powder forecast), and a part time contributor for Teton Gravity Research. His average snowfall per season often exceeds 700 inches in only 20-25 days on the slopes and sometimes for just 2 or 3 deep runs before focussing on his full time career.
Powderchaser Luke grew up in New England skiing at Cannon Mountain. His dad was an early
powderchaser, regularly taking Luke out of school for last minute chases to Cannon. Even
his dad would make him hike to access the adjacent, and at the time closed, Mittersill for
fresh tracks. He was obsessed with weather too, and both of these passions were passed on
Luke. Starting in college, Luke started chasing on his own throughout the Northeast. His
for weather and snow took him on chases to New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine,
Massachusetts, and Quebec. He taught himself everything he could about weather to make
chases pay off.
Soon it was time to leave the Northeast and move to a place with better snow and better access to big mountains. He made the move to Salt Lake City, linked up with Powderchaser Steve, and the rest is history. They’ve had some of the deepest chases over the last few years, routinely riding up first chair with 18-24 inches of new snow overnight. Through the years, he has continued to gain as much weather knowledge as possible in order to provide both short and long range forecasts. Although he currently works full time in Clinical Research, he is pursuing higher education in atmospheric sciences. You will always find his dog Noodle, an Irish Goldendoodle, with hi on every chase. The only person that might love snow more than Luke is Noodle.
Blake loves untracked snow. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to senior year of high
school, snowboard trips to Tahoe were done with family and friends roughly 2 to 3 times a winter.
His first true powder day was that senior year of high school and from then on he knew his life needed
to move to a land of colder temps and higher elevations.
A few years later he met Steve in Boulder and the rest is history. When not chasing powder Blake is an active Utah realtor specializing in both the Salt Lake Valley and Park City areas.
Noodle is an Irish Goldendoodle from Northern UT. Born in late January of 2017, he was
introduced to snow from the very beginning. Within a few days of finding his new forever home,
he went on the hunt for deep snow.
Noodle quickly became obsessed with snow, deep powder, and going on every chase. His love for deep snow landed him a spot on the Powderchasers team, as the mascot. He loves going on tours in the backcountry and sampling the fresh snow after a huge storm.
Since his adoption, he’s only missed one or two chases. He regularly travels on planes and loves long road trips. He’s also loves hikes and bike rides. He is totally a dog’s dog, and can get even the grumpiest least friendly dogs to play with him. He truly has a healing soul. If you ever run into the Powderchasers in the parking lot, you can count on Noodle being there with them, getting more excited for snow than anyone you’ve ever seen.