As the season progressed, the roads became narrower as the snow banks built up. Houses became engulfed in snow and first floor windows slowly disappeared. We experienced numerous days of
untracked skiing straight off the lifts, the feelings were somewhat bittersweet given the circumstances.
The downtime from guiding work gave us the opportunity to examine more closely an area that we had previously earmarked as a good backcountry location. We had spent some time there a number of
seasons back and had some fantastic tree skiing.
The terrain features a number of leeward bowls that are northerly facing and make for good skiing on all sides, accessed easily with a snowmobile tow-in across the approach. Old growth trees give
just enough protection from the wind and are spaced perfectly.