gonna agree with skiierman here.
he's not gonna open it up even if he was a competent enough skier to do so. when you're that far from help you take every precaution to get out of there safely, not leave you buddy high up there on the line so you can straight line the last bit of it.
he's not filming for TGR or some other big name ski flick. he's enjoying the work it took to get to the line and appreciating the turns he's getting while attempting to stay as safe as possible.
i could understand if it was a line a lot shorter than that one where he could ski it fluidly in one go, but with a huge line like that it's just not too smart to take risks, especially if he's actually 20 miles out or whatever.