Monday, April 24, 2017

Springtime in the Snowy Sierra

With the record breaking snowfall that the Sierra Nevada has received this season, it is no wonder that the backcountry skiing has been amazing both in terms of quality and quantity. With such a deep base and low snowline, many Sierra ski lines and touring routes are in such great condition that people have been coming from all around the country to come and see what all the fuss is about.

Camp 2 on the Alpine Col Tour

While most of the ski trips so far this winter have been day trips or hut based ski tours, now that we are getting into the springtime when the days are longer and the snowpack and weather are more stable, I have been spending more time exploring the backcountry on longer tours, and expect that we will be guiding ski tours until the end of May.

Skiing towards Darwin Canyon with the Hermit looming in front of us

Silky corn snow on the East Couloir of Basin Mt.

Piute Crags SE Couloir

From sage to summit

With a calendar full of ski adventures yet to come this spring, including a Trans-Sierra tour and several peak descent trips planned, stay tuned for more! 

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