Stan’s Backyard

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Until recently I wasn’t aware that Retallack had any permanent residents, but Stan and Deb have made it their home, and Stephanie and I were fortunate enough to have Stan give us a guided tour, literally of his backyard. With snowmobile assistance for the first 1500′ we climbed another 2500′ directly up behind the house, taking turns re-breaking the skin track that was constantly filling in.

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In a couple of days of skiing, our small group hardly made an impression on the the glades of thigh deep powder accessible from the ridge-top, let alone the untouched bowls dropping into Whitewater creek. I’ll definitely be back.

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