Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valley "X"

Have you ever had one of those week-ends where absolutely everything lined up..... this was one of those. I'd been eyeing up a few big lines for the past few years and this would be the week-end we would tick them off. After a long work week in the city we landed on the Duffey Friday night and fired up the sled for a moonlit ride to our mountain motel.

Upon arrival we discovered we had the entire valley to ourselves!

We set off early the next morning and found the whacky inversion hadn't reached this area north of Pemberton! Just the day before the temperature reached 7degC on the summit of Whistler mountain. Our temps were sitting at a light and fluffy -11degC.

Well before noon we were ready to drop into the first line of the day.


Recent cornice bombs were a little unnerving.

It was time to milk Valley "X".

Girl, Beer, Board, Couloir, Pow.........

The X chute was juicy!

A late exit back to our accommodations set us up for a great moonrise.

The next morning we awoke to another cold day....

Our goal was this gem!

We arrived at the top to find a cornice free entrance......


Snow-pit looked really good!

This also looked really good!

Got it!

Until next time!

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