Monthly Archives: March 2016

Spring Powder

Storming all day, with boot deep powder over a variety of old snow surfaces, and not another track in sight. Skied a few of the classic KP lines and then returned to green grass and flowers in the valley, and beer-o’clock at the brewery in warm Spring sunshine.


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Bluebird in the Norns

Sunshine and easy skiing powder made for a beautiful day of sled accessed touring in the Norns. In the shadow of recent instabilities we kept our objectives moderate, but the turns couldn’t have been any sweeter.

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Storms keep rolling in from the Pacific, in what is proving to be one of the wettest winters on record. As is common in March, conditions fluctuate widely, varying by elevation, aspect and the hour.  I’ve been obsessing over the forecasts, calculating how to be  in the right place at the right time, enjoying boot deep powder, carving groomers in the sunshine, and everything in between. With heavy rain pelting on the roof and depleting the snow banks my yard, chillaxing (a term currently favored by my nephews) with coffee is the call for this morning.

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