It’s Powder!


This post by WildSnow.com blogger  

After hearing rumors of fresh high-country snow here in Washington state, I decided to check it out. Turned out to be awesome powder and incredible sunny skies.

We hiked up to Heliotrope Ridge on Mount Baker, and proceeded to get as many laps as possible. Predictably, quite a few others had the same idea — but plenty of pow was had by all.

I'm always blown away that we can get powder in October with a view like this.

All the tracks made for good pictures, but on the way down we were able to find some freshies.

All the tracks made for good pictures, but on the way down we were able to find some freshies.

Ok, maybe snowboarders can make it look better than it was, but it was pow nonetheless.

Like every other skier, I’ve been itching to ski pow for the last few weeks. Felt good to scratch it!

Comments

7 Responses to “It’s Powder!”

  1. beach October 17th, 2011 9:24 am

    looks awesome – shame i live a few thousand miles away :/

  2. directline October 17th, 2011 9:24 am

    yeahhhh! the ski season is here at last :D

  3. Dan October 17th, 2011 9:51 am

    Ha, it will probably rain and then freeze by this coming weekend.

  4. roger October 17th, 2011 1:03 pm

    mmmmmm, nice pnw bouncy pow. bummer to see tracks being crossed tho;)

    rog

  5. John Gloor October 17th, 2011 9:07 pm

    Do you ever have that fear once you have pointed them downhill for the first turn of the season, that maybe you have forgotten how to do it? It goes through my head every season, usually up Montezuma

  6. Lisa October 18th, 2011 6:09 am

    Yummy. Wish I was there!

  7. Joel October 19th, 2011 12:45 am

    Time to burn some SWA points from OAK to SEA…

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