We’re finding some great skiing out there even though we’re keeping slope angles low.
Deep snow below treeline
Came across this little natural on a cutbank. the slab was 100cm deep, about 10m wide and propagated another 20m out of frame. It slid on a crust layer near the ground.
Tysen getting the goods
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It’s been a painfully slow start to the season, but it’s finally starting to resemble winter out there. Tysen and I checked out the No Joke couloir on Craig and found fantastic skiing conditions.
Tysen enjoying coldsmoke on the runout
It’s been warm, but we’re still finding some good snow.
Emily happy in the sun with Idaho’s Seven Devils in the background.
Still able to sniff out some deep powder
…and we’ve been loving it.
We had some low pressure bring us some much welcomed snow followed by some not so welcome warm temperatures. We managed to take advantage of the fresh powder before it turned into a sloppy mess. Looking forward to cooler temps.
Emily enjoying pow turns
It’s been a little windy the last couple of days with weather stations reporting gusts up to 45 mph. It’s pretty difficult to get motivated with those conditions, but the sun has been coming out so we went out also.
The Wallowas have had fluffy snow, the good stuff, for over a week now with more in the forecast. Thank you we’ll take another.
These early season pow laps have been great to get the old skinning legs back in shape.
Finally had a chance to make it out. Conditions are wonderful at the moment, three feet deep in windblown areas, good coverage overall though still managed to hit some near surface rocks. Great season opener!
The clouds even cleared to give us a nice view at the top.
Emily and I have been enjoying over 2 feet of snow the last few days. We even slipped in a beautiful afternoon between storms. Unfortunately the warm temps have been turning the snow to rain. Hopefully there’s still some fluffy stuff lingering out there. Continue reading