Turns All Year

A heavy and long lasting snowpack this year made it possible to tick at least one day of skiing each of the last 12 months. These are the highlights. 
Partner: Adam B.
Daytrip in new snow at Blowdown Pass.


Partners: Martin M
Lots of North Shore day trips in November to explore as the snow arrived.


Partner: Alexis G.
Cross country race on Saturday and touring on Sunday at Callahan Park. Explored the Hanging Lake Trail and took a sauna at the UBC Hostel in Whistler afterward.

Partners: Dad, Martin M., Colin A., and Pro Guide G. Otis

Partner: Martin M. (and others)
A trip east through Roger’s Pass, Kicking Horse, and the Icefields Parkway led us to the Chateau at Lake Louise. 10 Straight days of skiing and science at the 2011 Hypoxia Conference.
Partner: Paul G.
Day Touring in fresh powder from Keith’s hut in Cerise Creek

Partner: Alexis G.
Spearhead traverse in Garibaldi Park over two days.
Partner: Adam B.
Climb North Ridge of Mount Baker and ski Coleman-Demming
Partner: Alexis G.
Ski ascent/descent of Rainier’s Dissapointment Cleaver. One push with short breaks at Muir each way. Just under 22 hrs car to car (from Paradise).
Lots of traffic on the lower mountain but good views!
Gibraltar Rock
Almost at the top!
Long drive home. Had to take turns.
Partners: Alexis G. and Dad
15 min of walking from the Elfin Lakes parking lot we were able to switch to skinning. We spent three nights at the Gargoyle Col. overlooking Atwell Pk. skiing and climbing in the area.
Just a few steep slopes to hike up. No crampons necessary.
Nice views of the Tantalus Range.
Warm weather made for decent skiing during the day.
We had a pretty fantastic view from camp.
The clouds lifted giving a nice view of the chief as we hiked out.
Semaphore Lakes is a quick approach (<1 hr) with a large snowy bowl on the south side of Locomotive mountain and only creek>
Put on skis right near Semaphore Lakes.
Skied the bowl behind.
(Partner: Julie K)
A few laps on Heliotrope Ridge and a trip to the summit the next day. A bit of a stretch but still worth it. Coleman-Demming route still totally skiable with only a few small cracks to avoid and some rocks on the Baker-Colfax Col.
First turns off the ridge.
Getting ready to ski with the climbing route in the background. The mountain starting to look pretty bare.

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