The womb of Macpherson

Great day to be out in the mountains. Cloudy, snowy and occasionally almost sunny. I headed up Macpherson at 715 am and headed towards the summit. 3.5 hours and 6000 feet later I was there. A perfect 10 cm lay on top of our older snows, carvable and fast and definitely sloughing off steeper terrain. Alone and free I shredded the womb top to bottom, grabbed a lunch and headed back up.

The second run off from just below the summit was better than the first. I went steeper and the snow seemed even better. Keeping a keen eye on my slough I had a great time shredding down.  So much fun to go out and ski around fast and free.


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  1. Stewart February 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    We’re planning to traverse the Gold Range from south to north this spring, finishing on Begbie or Macpherson. The womb looks to be the classic open line down from the alpine – any thoughts?

  2. greg February 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm


    There are many options depending on where you end up. Feel free to email me for some info. I have never done the traverse but I have skied almost all of it on day trips. Super cool, wild terrain down south. I can send photos to help.

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