Getting out

It has been a slow start in the coast mountains.  We recently saw 25 cms of new snow, so i figured it was finally time, to venture away from the ski hill area and have a poke around in the local hills.  
We managed to get to the alpine by sunrise.  We were happy to see a crew had been up the day before, as there was alot of rock hidden just under the snow. We brought our splitboards, to avoid getting too aggressive on the snowmobiles, which seemed like a smart decision.
beaut of a day
The snow was a bit wind slabby up high, and it felt sketchy on the ridge top, but it got friendlier as we got into the more protected areas. The snow pack is sugary, which seems like it will be a issue, after we start getting some real snow.. Time will tell, I am not writing off the season just yet, like some people like to do.   I am cautiously optimistic.

The riding was fun, and the coverage was good enough to shred.  This was the entrance to a fun air to straight line, that only exists when the snow is as low as it is. 
dave b slashes the natural halfpipe.
dave b finding the pow amongst the trees.
Extreme contrast between the sun and the shade.  This line turned out to be a bit more full on than what i expected.. A couple drops, and some needle threading. It worked out, and got the stoke going.
Dave B shreds the lean cuisine.  It was rad to get out again. It was a real reality check when dave and i skinned out of our first line, and looked 10 ft up a tree to see, a scar , that was likely caused by the ski of snowmobile from another year.
A few shots from last spring.. We are only 4 meters away from this.

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