Date: January 24, 2015
Snow report of the 2015 ski season
last week was a real deep powder week. Endless snowfall and full-on faceshots. We had some alpine days, but have spent most of the days in the well spaced trees.
Tumbledown was a high-light. Great views, fast skiing in light consistant powder and most of all perfect temperatures with no wind. After skiing the Tumbledown Glacier and the Tumbledown East Slopes to below Needle Icefall we ended the day up Goat Peak. Unfortunately the avalanche hazard was a little too high for the great Goat Face, instead we skied some smaller "free-ride" terrain down the Ledges. Another amazing alpine day we have spent on Woolsey Peak, skiing the always 5 Star Morning Glory run down to Woolsey Creek, of-course the perfect Boogie Basin with the below Merlin ski-run. The rest of the week was in the trees, skiing Logres, Excalibur, Utopia and many other inspiring deep powder lines.
It was a fun week with enthusiastic ski-guests (friends) who had the best time while combining a great mixture of alpine terrain and the natural terrain-park found on the long tree-runs.
Have fun in the powder.
IFMGA Mountain Guide / SME
elevation 1946 m (tree-line)
|300 cm - deep powder, overlaying a well settled snowpack.|
|Empire Lake Chalet
elevation 2118 m (lower alpine)
|approximately 420 cm - fun powder, overlaying a deep snowpack.|
above elevation 2500 m
|420 cm to 480 cm - an endless canvas of powder on top of a deep snowpack.|