Nice end to the year in the Blackcomb backcountry but it’s time for a reset. Skied Chisel Chute and Foon Alley. Solar aspects were getting warm in the afternoon and there was a bit of wind affect up high. Plus a few tracks out there…
Great skiing in the Blackcomb backcountry heading out to Decker Mountain.
Great skiing on Cowboy Ridge and the Corral. Singing Pass Trail is in great shape.
Pretty good conditions today in Blackcomb backcountry. Lots of good snow out there. Cham Chutes 1 is still rocky, I would suggest waiting til it fills in a bit more if you want to avoid core shots. Vista chute is filled in. Spearhead Glacier is in considerably better shape. The access from VistaB was quite…
More great touring off Whistler in the Oboe Creek area.
More good time in the Blackcomb backcountry on opening weekend. Used a rope crossing Spearhead Glacier from Vista Bowl – some open slots there as of last weekend. Upper Spearhead Glacier had numerous open slots, people had been working around them to access Husume. Good snow and coverage in upper Corona, the lower half had…
Opening weekend for Blackcomb = backcountry fun! Headed out past Decker towards Pattison. Slopes were wind affected up high but there were good turns to be had. Lots of open crevasses. I was pleased to need my headlamp.
Skiing behind Blackcomb with Antony.
Easter tour behind Blackcomb.
Touchy avalanche conditions so we skied out to the Corral on conservative terrain and stuck to mellow slopes. Set off a large sympathetic avalanche at the top of the Corral.
Toured out towards Whirlwind and with Antony and Stephen for a pleasant day of skiing.
Made a trip out to ski vista bowl while the munchkin was at ski school. What a life! Thanks Whistler!
Quick trip to ski Husume and Corona.
Back out for another trip around the Spearhead – twice in two weeks! When a trip is this good it’s a pleasure to repeat. To learn more about the Spearhead Traverse click here.
Got out for a great day behing Blackcomb with Pascal. Good times.
Can’t beat a trip around the Spearhead, even if the weather isn’t perfect… To learn more about the Spearhead Traverse click here.
Touring out to the Shudder Glacier with Ziff. Good times.
Quick trip to Phalanx while my munchkin was in ski school. A slight navigational error created some stress getting back to post lesson pick up. Made it despite the challenge. I love Whistler!
Backcountry touring with Marty.
Mellow day behind Whistler
While my munchkin was in ski lessons I skinned up Flute looking for a crew to tag in with. Buyer beware! I met some folks who ended up triggering the depicted avalanche.
Quick trip to Cham Chutes and DOA.
Having fun in the Blackcomb backcountry. Great start to 2015.
Out with good folks in the Whistler Backcountry.
Early season in the Blackcomb backcountry.
Early season touring on Blackcomb before the alpine has opened.
Nice tour to the back end of the Spearhead Range.
Beautiful day out in the Blackcomb backcountry linking Tremor Mountain North Face and Decker Main on Decker Mountain.
One of the jewels of the Spearhead Range.
Another great line in the Blackcomb backcountry.
Good timing for a classic descent.
Another day of good turns in the bumps.
Great conditions on a classic Whistler backcountry line.
I had a great day out with Ziff in the backcountry of Blackcomb skiing Decker Mountain, Spearhead Glacier and Corona Bowl. What a day! Boxing day was very quiet in Blackcomb backcountry, we saw very few people, likely because of a forecasted strong temperature inversion. Despite the forecast, snow quality remained very good. Ziff and…
So cold, so windy…
Rich, Mike and I had a great trip around the Spearhead. We took our time and climbed a ton of peaks. Good times! To learn more about the Spearhead Traverse click here. Rich’s Picts Mike’s Spearhead Powerpoint
Ziff, GQ, Sasah, Antony and I got out for a fun day in the Blackcomb backcountry to ski Mount Pattison & Mount Trorey. Unfortunately, poor weather caused some delays. This is how I feel after a 5:30 departure. First stop:, backcountry ticket. We’re so keen we have to wait for the gondola to open. So…
Jonathan and I climbed Whirlwind. Snow quality was excellent and we got in some great turns despite deteriorating weather. Leaving the ski area boundary for Russet Lake. Fantastic skiing as we pass over the Musical Bumps. The steady ascent up Whirlwind. Whirlwind summit ridge. The weather has started to come in. Jonathan and Matt on…
Skiing the Blackcomb backcountry.
April 7-9, 2007 A fantastic trip with great touring partners. Inclement weather provided some challenges along the way but didn’t dampen spirits. Rather than exit the rough exit of Gravell Creek we curled into the northwest face and descend the major gully below the Y Couloir. Good times all round! Day 1 Day 2 Day…