First backcountry turns
I think we all remember them, our first backcountry turns. Usually the legs are completely tired, burning with lactose as you finally crest the top. Then a few minutes later your nonchalant guide tells you its time to ski down. Apprehensive yet excited you attempt a few turns and realise that even though the powder is the best you have ever experienced its is going to be a bit of survival skiing. Managing to link up a few turns they become the best turns of your life and somehow you forget all the pain and drudgery and focus on those few great turns.
Today I went out early and lapped the fingers a few times and then skied down to meet Craig. Craig is from England here on a two week social visit with his girlfriend, Lisa. So today was Craig’s first backcountry turns, and I am unsure whether he liked it or not. He developed two huge blisters and had a few great bails, but I hope he enjoyed some moments of the day.
Valentines day, we finished off the skiing with a hot spring and dinner with our respective partners at Halcyon hot springs. Perfect day.
Day 42 10250 feet