January 6, 2011

Kootenay 3

More snow (big sigh), more weather down time (wah!).  But, thanks to pilot Sluggo and the guides, we were able to get out at 11 a.m. in heavy snowfall; 8 a.m. is normal departure.  We skied untracked lines in 14 inches (35 cm) fresh snow until dark:  Pleasure Center, Shotgun and Squarehead, 12,100 ft vertical by my count. 

Slough management was key today as the fresh snow was moving a bit.  There were sloughs that could knock a man down, but skiing out of them or skiing faster than the sloughs were good enough solutions to safely keep us in powder paradise.

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