Ardent snowfall

I saw it posted on a recent avi bulletin that “ardent snowfall” and “preposterously dry” conditions were prevalent. I love techy terms so I just had to go check it out for myself (a figure of speech because, well, because I am always at the hill…).
Anyway, unless you’ve been living in a cave- and I’ve seen it happen at Whitewater- you know the conditions are deep out there. Check the vid below and enjoy a few runs into Five Mile from yesterday morning (compliments to Orry Grant for the POV)...

Posted on 01/19 at 04:11 PM | Comments

Selkirk powder

A few thousand skiers are lucky enough to live in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, with a myriad of huts, small-time ski hills and mechanized operations scattered in the snowy hills. I was fortunate enough to spend the last week at Mount Carlyle Lodge where the powder was deep and dry, just the way we like it around here. A backcountry lodge is the best way to get the goods by walking out your back door and sinking up to your waist. Alpine Larch yet again dominates the scene here and makes for some epic tree skiing. Thanks to Patagonia for putting the trip together and to Caroline Gleich for being such a great athlete to work with.

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Posted on 01/16 at 07:26 AM | Comments

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