The weather was ideal and the avalanche stability had improved, dropping to between moderate and low. It was a perfect weekend to join our friends at their cabin up in the Ragged's above Marble. Every time we visit here it's a great time. There's just so much terrain to see and ski, some of which is just too inaccessible without the sort of advanced base camp that a remote cabin...
We escaped the holiday season craziness in Aspen and headed up to Tagert Hut for Christmas Eve, up in Pearl Basin above Ashcroft.
Tim phoned to say that he and some friends were heading up to McNamara Hut for the night, and that I should meet them up there. I was a bit busy with things, but since every hut trip I've been on has been a certifiable great time, I thought I should try to join them. (more…)
We’ve been running a little behind here, but I wanted to share a few photos from an awesome little hut trip we made on Christmas Eve. It’s been an annual ritual to book a nearby 10th Mtn or Braun Hut the night before Christmas, and escape the Aspen holiday madness (if only for 24 hours). This year we found ourselves up at the Fabi Hut, one of the two Benedict...
If you stay at the Icefall Lodge, you can venture to the nearby Mons Hut or Lyell Hut for the night, or as part of a multi-day, hut-to-hut linkup. In what turned out to be the most memorable part of our week in Canada, ten of us made the trip to the Lyell Hut, and caught some really fun skiing the next day. The hut-- which we were told is...
We just got back from an awesome week up at the Icefall Lodge, in the Canadian Rockies. Situated in a rugged area of mountains and glaciers west of the Selkirks, the privately owned lodge (actually two lodges) is nestled right at treeline has everything from gladed tree runs, to short backyard-style laps, pillow lines, and massive glacial tours. As an added option, there exist two satellite huts, the Lyell and...
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…)
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Chris Cummings on Vestal Basin, Whitehead Trail, Weminuche hey ted - could you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org…
Ted on Vestal Basin, Whitehead Trail, Weminuche Funny. And kind of true. You'd love it there.
Scott Martin on Vestal Basin, Whitehead Trail, Weminuche Great post and I'm going to try to get there…
Ted on White Dome and Peak One Thanks Chris. It's the location, not the photographer.
Ted on White Dome and Peak One Billy, hopefully these posts offer some ideas as to where…