Anticipating a busy day at the Resort, Cam and I headed into the Rossland Range this morning for some turns in the sun. With a long moderate approach through the the quiet and empty forest, and easy travel conditions, it’s easy to get lost in your thoughts.
The final steep head-wall was wind effected in places, but very aspect dependent, and we were able to find creamy powder turns in gladed trees for the descent (my camera batteries were dead by then). There’s been significant avalanche activity on steep North facing alpine slopes, with some impressive debris piles, but nothing was moving today. Doodling through the forest back down to the highway was fast and consistent, with great coverage considering the local snowpack is only just over a meter.