Saturday, February 25, 2017

Overlook Bowl

Up to the Vaux Moraine and across towards Eagle.

The weather started out clear.

But clagged in on the way up.

And then came down completely at the steep entrance shortly after this photo was taken by Neal.

The first few turns are intimidating even when you can see. Brenda decided a short boot pack was the prudent course of action.

We drank hot tea to keep warm and watched the show.

The snow in the bowl was fantastic but we literally couldn't see more than a couple of meters until we reached the trees and cut across to the Practise Slopes.

A fun day.

Sunday, February 12, 2017


An afternoon run up at the Fingers. Things are warming up. Not quite the same conditions as last weekend. Nice to get out.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

McGill Shoulder

Long weekend in BC. Everything was closed except McGill and something else. Wow it was busy. Thankfully every group ahead of us peeled off down the treed runs or onto the first slide path. We persevered to the small summit over the crappy faceted snow to the second slide path. Untracked from top to bottom. Awesome. Then we went back up for a second run through the trees on skiers right.

I acquired some G3 Glide Light skins second hand. 90% of the time they look like this:

That is, not working. I know they're a couple of generations old but that tail clip design is a piece of shit.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

The Fingers Mount MacPherson

The morning was spent faffing about in Revelstoke getting some boot fit issues resolved. We debated whether to even go skiing at all. So it wasn't until the crack of noon that we skied away from the MacPherson parking lot mainly just hoping to get some exercise. It was definitely the right call. Best turns of the season so far. We even shot some video.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Vent Shaft Ridge

So called because on the lower slopes there is a building that houses the ventilation system for the Connaught Railway Tunnel which passes underneath. It's very odd to be skiing through the dense forest and then come across this huge structure. It looks like the bad guy's evil lair from a James Bond flick. The upper part of the ridge is wide open and made for some awesome skiing. Best of the season for us. The lower part is heavily treed but somehow we kept linking openings most of the way down and that too made for fun skiing. We returned along the old railway grade which was really pleasant.