Roger’s Pass – Lily Glacier

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Andrew – Checking out the line from Dome Saddle.

Another classic run at Rogers Pass – dropping into the steep wind-roll from the Dome Saddle (accessed from the Asulkan side) onto the Lily Glacier, skiing West facing slopes lit up by the afternoon sun, on easy open terrain and a series of huge rolls, breaking right for a steep North facing pitch into the valley.

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Andrew – skiing on the Lily Glacier.

The ski-out down Loop Brook is shorter and steeper, far more fun and less effort than the long flat push out from the Asulkan. Altogether a fine 4500′ descent.

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Ben (Bin) – checking out my tracks, before giving it a try himself (2001).

Which reminds me – In 2001, while winter camping in the day-use shelter just off the highway, I was touring up Loop-Brook and noticed a likely gap jump adjacent to the skinning track. It’s not that technical, but clears a precipitous canyon, and I thought it might make a wild photo. I don’t think we actually got the action shot, just this one of my track, but it makes me laugh every time I ski by.

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One response to “Roger’s Pass – Lily Glacier

  1. ben(bin)

    Hey Stew, Late summer NZ recovering from a climbing injury, should be ok in 5 weeks or so.Meanwhile i will use your blog as sustainance as i heal up.Stoked to stumble accross it and great to see and read whats brewing in the Kootenays.Real nice site!Be well…..enjoy a la nina march!
    Ben.

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