On nipstler try heading left off the red chair and taking the goats pass ( a short hike) which will get you pow fo sho even when avalanche danger closes everything else. Of course the MAJOR stash on nipstler is Khybers pass. Off the top of the peak chair, go down the backside towards bagel bowl, where the road starts turning back to the right, go left ! BEST peak to creek pow runs U will eva find on these mountains. Just don't go too far over to the left. On japcomb, try taking a left behind the water resevoir off 7 heaven road back to rendez vous- another tree run. Also on japer try heading to crystal chair even if closed and ride fraggle rock. This runs def not listed, but where the runs split a few hundred feet below the chair, don't go left or right, GO STRAIGHT up the big hill and hike a couple minutes. Just a couple clues fo yo ass. Get there super early as all the pow is gone by noon. Why am I telling you a few secrets ?? Most of us around here use snowmobiles for pow all day long every day =) bon appetite
Ha, ha....I didn't understand half of what you wrote on here so don't worry, your secrets are still safe. Plus, I gave up on this thread after heading north so I didn't read it until just now...well after plenty of powder was had.
Tons of snow this weekend, but unfortunately the avy danger and high winds prevented several alpine chairs from opening and consolidating all the crowds to the chairs that were.
We got some fresh tracks off Glacier express when it first opened late morning on Friday, but most of the fresh stuff was found in the trees, and it was everywhere! We found the best stuff off the Crystal Chair (outter limits, arthur's choice and the trees around there) and the trees directly below the chair. I don't think we hit Fraggle Rock but we hit the trees right below the chair and ended up in a creek bed that we followed out to the track back to excelerator. The creek was pretty scetchy but we followed some tracks that were already there so I think we were a little lucky there. On Saturday we went to the same area and stayed a little more to the right and found "in the spirit" that was a little more open, but still had some fresh snow.
All in all I was happy with the amount of powder we got dispite not being able to ride the peak chair, harmony and symphony the whole weekend and 7th only on a limited basis.