Mucho viento

This is without a doubt the windiest place I have been, or at least consistently. I read that powder does not last long since the winds get to it before your skis do. I did not realize it the first few days but I was really lucky, now whenever the winds blow less than 40km an hour I feel lucky.

Pretty cool shot of someones footsteps. Its a funny thing, when he/she stepped here their feet sunk in, but when the winds blew, they are all that remained.  Toured to the hot springs yesterday, and finally got a vehicle. Not our final vehicle but one to use for now. Today I toured some in the morning, enduring some serious winds 50km+, I felt like I was doing some wind training! I then enjoyed some family time and returned for an evening lap. 30 cm of fresh snow between my morning laps and my afternoon ones. and its still dumping!

8700 ft yesterday, 9300 feet today. Finally starting to get some vert.

  1. treepilot July 5, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Is there shelter to be found in the trees? Or are the rumours of “alpine only” true?

  2. Greg July 6, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Tis almost true. There are some trees but I have yet to spot a great tree zone. I think I may have found my stormy weather zone but I have yet to check it out. I am not sure if there is enough snow, on that North aspect and elevation, but it appears to be a good 1500 foot tree zone. It really shows me how great the Selkirks really are, with their endless great tree lines that one can play in during stormy weather.

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