It's just different up on Chair. For whatever reason, its location-- between McClure, Kebler, and Schofield passes-- seems to draw several times more snow than nearby mountains. I probed around high in the basin and measured 300cm , almost three times what we have in Aspen. Christy, Joey, and I joined Al and Ruthie up at their cabin recently and we had our first full touring weekend of the winter....
Here are a few more from the week. (more…)
Everyone who ever told me that Fairy Meadow was a "must-do" was right. The place rocks. Joey, Sean, Brad Buyers, Christy, and I joined a group of 12 Canadians (including Greg Franson and Jesse Berg from our Bugs to Rogers Traverse last year) for a week up at the hut in the Adamant Mountains. We finally got a bit of the skiing we missed out on in Aspen this year....
Canadians call it clag. Fortunately for Coloradans, a high treeline and lack of glaciers prevent whiteout conditions from being an issue much of the time. But on a recent trip to the Icefields in the Canadian Rockies, we got a good taste of what claggy weather is all about. (more…)
It's time for some spring adventures. We're off to Canada again. Sean and I are doing the Wapta Traverse, a hut-to-hut ski tour similar in style to Europe's Haute Route. (more…)
Last May, Christy, Dirk, Art Burrows, and I joined four Canadians on a 10-day traverse from the Bugaboos to Rogers Pass. Afterwards, I did a little story on the trip, (more…)
When Kir's email came through asking if Christy and I would like to join her and Anda at her Chair Mountain cabin for the weekend, you could hardly describe the thought process as a decision-- I knew instantly we were going. Having spent nearly every day of the past three weeks working/skiing the thin coverage of Aspen Mountain, I really wanted to getaway and go somewhere. And after our ski...
(Christy here) For the second year in a row, we escaped the hustle-and-bustle of the holidays in Aspen to meet friends at the Green-Wilson hut for Christmas. Starting from Ashcroft on Christmas Eve afternoon, we skinned the five-plus miles to the hut under starry skies. Around 6:30pm we saw the lights of our cozy mountain cabin and were instantly greeted with holiday drinks and creative hors d'oeuvres. (more…)
I wrote a piece for Powder Magazine online about our 10 day Bugaboos to Rogers Pass Traverse. Read it here!
With an unexpected day free before we embark on our Bugaboos to Rogers Pass traverse, I thought I'd post a few pics from the first leg of the Canada trip, from a couple of days in the Lake Louise area and the Icefields of the Rockies. It was still winter up there and we were loving it. (more…)
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