Spines and Chutes

The Spine

I headed up Mt Elgood this morning for a quick solo lap. The main lines (along with more of the local ski terrain than I’ve ever seen) were tracked out, but I was eyeing up this dramatic looking spine on the way up, and resolved to try to ski it. At about 100m down from the top it narrowed to less than a ski width, with perhaps 50′ near-vertical drops on each side. Feeling nervous that I couldn’t see over the next bulge, I spotted a steep exit line into an adjacent chute, and decided to go with the sure thing.

The Chute.

These chutes can often be wind scoured, but were filled with light, boot-deep powder today.

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One response to “Spines and Chutes

  1. that line looks awesome, great work!

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