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that strange source of light hanging in the sky

The sun shone on us feebly from far away.


But the snow was soft and fluffy.

Mt Assiniboine

canada general snow trip reports

rogers pass

First trip out to Rogers Pass – three days in Asulkan Valley, staying at Asulkan Cabin. Below the glaciers, above the trees – it snowed the whole time we were there, so visibility wasn’t great, but the tree skiing was excellent.

Starting out on the trail – sorting out packs.

Skinning up to the hut

Alex, telemarking down again

Asulkan Cabin – the skin collection hung a lot thicker first thing in the morning, half of the people in the hut had already headed off by the time this photo was taken.

James contemplating the skin back up.

The view back down to the hut and Asulkan Valley

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Revelstoke also had trees…

blue skies (some of the time), more trees

and runs that really went forever (4700 vertical feet/1400 metres).

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kicking horse, golden, bc

Had trees…

…and runs that seemed to go forever.

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hurrah for the pineapple express

Over the last week or so, a nice big flow of warm moist air has been sweeping over here from Hawaii – the particular weather pattern is referred to as the Pineapple Express, and is renowned for bringing large dumps of snow. We got 50 or 60 cm over a few days, and the snow has kept trickling in since. Today was the first day with much blue sky since all the snow arrived to cover the diminishing base…


Heading up to the top of Lookout Mountain


Not a bad view to ski to