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02-18-2017 10:59 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by Argo View Post
These pictures you texted me were great to wake up to this morning. Sunny pow, cant beat it. We see sun so rarely up here that its almost like a super power now to have great visibility.
Best thing: Those were afternoon freshies! We slept in and hit the slopes at 1pm. Couldn't believe our eyes what we saw out of the gondola: untracked! For whatever reason, hardly anybody was riding all that nice pow today

Bluebirds are very common here. I gonna need a guide dog in PNW Hope, you've a bright jacket!
02-18-2017 10:38 AM
Argo These pictures you texted me were great to wake up to this morning. Sunny pow, cant beat it. We see sun so rarely up here that its almost like a super power now to have great visibility.
02-18-2017 10:03 AM
neni Best resort days are the ones you never touch a groomer - and totally didn't expect it.
SPRAY DAY!




02-15-2017 08:31 AM
BoardWalk
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Or on the way up passing another peak this gem caught my attention...
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02-15-2017 03:38 AM
neni As much as I love the AT boots meanwhile, climbing to a peak with them is sort of scary; one has no feeling with the toes for the ground at all. There was a 1ft wide ice covered step over a convex stone plate on the ridge to get to the summit cross which gave me shivers; but the vibram soles of the new boots actually held fine. But it was worth the step



Clouds parted the moment we reached the summit and the view was awesome.




Nice view on another touring option in a winter with better snow coverage. Imagine to ride that long consecutive slope!


Or looking west, there's a sweet run right next to the seracs of the glacier...


Or on the way up passing another peak this gem caught my attention...


I'll be back in this region
02-13-2017 07:33 AM
Elektropow
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Southern exposition between 2500-3200m was great on Sat, no crusts, since there was no sun since the last snowfall until Sat. But with the bluebird and warm temps on Sat, I expect that crusts are prevalent now in that exposure. That's why we went for northern slopes yesterday: nice light pow. However, mind the avy reports! There are prevalent drift snow and weak layers. We conciously selected mellow angle terrain due to this.
Right you are. Definitely was watching my back that day. The wind had gotten that part, but it was a north face, so no direct sunlight had gotten to it. Simply picked the wrong entrance over the ridge

Don't have a car so picking a good spot to go touring is less flexible, but a crew is thinking of hitting the backside of Sainte Foy wednesday, so hoping to get some good hits with them!
02-13-2017 07:01 AM
neni
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Slush and cement on the french side of things! Hit some deep and steep crust the other day at 3000m/9000ft, wasn't too thrilled.

But I keep hearing about stashes here and there. Might hit a smaller resort with slopes on the shady side tomorrow or wednesday.
Southern exposition between 2500-3200m was great on Sat, no crusts, since there was no sun since the last snowfall until Sat. But with the bluebird and warm temps on Sat, I expect that crusts are prevalent now in that exposure. That's why we went for northern slopes yesterday: nice light pow. However, mind the avy reports! There are prevalent drift snow and weak layers. We conciously selected mellow angle terrain due to this.
02-13-2017 05:56 AM
Morzak Man those are some nice pictures. One of these days I will need to go on BC tours.

Had some decent POW in Montana the last week but the visibility was shit. the snow was already a bit heavy on Thursday where Visibility was great in the Morning, still got to ride some Side Country was really fun .
02-13-2017 05:30 AM
Elektropow
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Heading to Zillertal on sunday. So stoked. I hope there's more snow on the way, the forecast doesn't look promising tho.
Slush and cement on the french side of things! Hit some deep and steep crust the other day at 3000m/9000ft, wasn't too thrilled.

But I keep hearing about stashes here and there. Might hit a smaller resort with slopes on the shady side tomorrow or wednesday.
02-13-2017 05:19 AM
firlefranz Heading to Zillertal on sunday. So stoked. I hope there's more snow on the way, the forecast doesn't look promising tho.
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