Well, with a still solid 9' of snowpack, 85 degrees in Spokane, clear skies at Schweitzer, I added another day to my total for the year this past Saturday. A buddy of mine and I bootpacked and skinned from the Schweitzer village at 4,600' to the top of the triple at 6,400' and skied a couple of runs on the face then back to the village. It was really nice to get some spring skiing in, since closing weekend at Schweitzer involved 9" of new overnight and storm skiing all day that Saturday. This time, we even got to wear shorts! Here's some shots from the day.
Standing on top with Lake Pend O'Reille as a backdrop:
Harvesting some corn down the face:
Jeff checking out the view
Jeff getting ready to ski the cream
Jeff churning the butter
Pray for snow???
All in all, a fun way to waste away a Saturday. Maybe time to get some more this weekend and increase my ski day count one more time.