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Record Breaker in the foothills.

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All real skiers do it. Chances are you've got a place in your mind that you can relate to.

 

Looking up at the low lying hills in the summer time, only to dream of what it would be like for them to be snow covered.  The Okanagan center, most known for it's warm summer temperatures and wine, also features rolling grass covered hills and loosely spaced pines.

 

 

 

Then this happened. 

 

 

 

 

With 65cm of new snow in a little over a day, the opportunity came. 

 

 

With freezing levels expected to rise to 10 000ft the following day, the window to ski below 2000ft was narrow. I took advantage and skied the slope in the pic above. It had been 80 years since a snowfall like this came to the Okanagan, so perhaps this run truly was a once in a life time. Enjoy some crappy POV. 

 

post #2 of 5

Nice.  I've done similar a couple times.  Getting older I now avoid anything that I can't confirm is well cleared under a dump of fresh, unpacked snow.  A root or stump hidden under a foot or two of fresh powder can really ruin your day or even your entire ski career.

 

As for the looking at every cool slope and thinking... "Yep, I'd ski that!"  On hell ya  I do that all day every day.  Looking at the mountainside or mountain top house/cabin and wondering how I could set up a rope tow on the property when I buy it is how I take that to the next level.

post #3 of 5

great you could take advantage of it given the very small window avalible  That was an exception snow event .

nice shot of Oyama I had never seen it from that angle before 

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Whooo-hooo! :-)  I've often looked at the foothills around Twisp-Winthrop-Mazama, WA (just south) and often thought, gee if they only got enough snow ... I go over there for the groomed trails but haven't seen enough snow to warrant trying the foot hills.

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Picture from today. Breakable crust seems to be the theme for the season. 

 

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