It’s been an unseasonably dry winter, which followed up an unseasonably dry monsoon. All it took was one storm. At the end of January we received a little over 3 feet of snow in one long weekend and all of the sudden, a ski season from nothing.
Not just from nothing to skiable, but from nothing to good snow, correction great snow! An alpine start with a long skin up got us up to the ridgeline full of untracked lines well before others arrived. With a little snow science and a decision to ski the face we got our reward for all that walking.
And it was good. I mean really, really good. Some of the best snow I have had the pleasure of skiing good.
Three great runs in unbelievable snow and a long walk in one of the most beautiful places in the state. You won’t here any complaints from me.