Blanket Glacier Ski Trip Mar 3-7, 2017

Annual back country powder trip.(25th time) Snowed for three days so skied trees  – pollux, monster and christmas and no pics. Skied 800 to 1300 m per day. Great snow but Monday was exceptional as snow had dried out from cold Sunday night. Great feeling to be in the groove again – exceptional powder, great […]

Wolverine Ridge Jan 14, 2017

Pictures    from Vern, Raff and Dave – thanks guys.  About 840 m, 16 km and leisurely 5 hours with stop for a beer.  Ski out 7 or 8 min.

Andomache glacier potential ski route – USE AT OWN RISK

Crazy idea that has been done but would require good snow cover and very solid avi conditions. Pics 1 Pics 2

Blanket Glacier Feb 28, 2014

      Annual backcountry ski trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet. Pics  

Blanket Feb 23-26, 2013

Annual powder ski trip to Blanket Glacier Chalet.  Twenty third year. See previous years links under ski trip tab at top. lots of new snow – about 1 m so big trail breaking and deep powder skiing. My 95 mm under foot Volkl Polar Bears were not wide enough!! Al has added a new drying […]

Emerald Peak by Emerald Slide Path Ski, Feb 10, 2013

Emerald Peak by Emerald Slide path. Sunday feb 10.  Cooling trend and some new snow, moderate avi based mainly on wind slab so we thought we would bag this.  Good choice as the upper half was very good skiing. All photos are coutesy of Vern or Raff since I left my camera on the charger. […]

Smutwood Peak Feb 2, 2013

Good trip to an easy peak with Wietse and Vern. Glad they invited me for a last minute outing. I have not been out much due to personal and work issues. Parked on road and skied in on good track into smuts valley and up to smuts pass/col between smuts and Birdwood.  Carried skis a […]

Bow Hut Wapta Dec 21-22, 2012

Good 2 day trip on the shortest days of the year with Kevin, Wietse, Vern, Kelly and Steven.  Steven did great given that it was his second backcountry ski trip and his first time with a heavy pack on skis to a hut.  Good coverage up on glacier and in the canyon for this early in […]

Twin Cairns Nov 11/2012

Good short ski trip with Wietse.  Ideal trip to start season.  On top in 3.5 hours. Snow good and supportive except sugary in spots on the ridge around the rocks.  Kept to lower angles and avoided windslab. Lots of snow on top of ridge this year.  Wore my tele gear for a change since my AT ski […]

Old Baldy McDougal Volcano Traverse Sept 29/2012

  Big day for me coming off the couch after 3 weeks rehab on my cut/bruised knee and only one outing per month. About 1700 -1800 m elevation plus 20+ km.  Took us about 12 hours due to a wrong turn on descent on Volcano so we just avoided the headlamps. Took trail along the […]