Snow Report for Backcountry Skiing


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | September 25, 2006      
Backcountry Skiing Snow on Mount Sopris
Shot of Mount Sopris, Colorado taken yesterday while flying commercial from Denver to Grand Junction. We really did get dumped on. Pray we don’t have the typical Colorado situation wherein it snows early, then changes to sugar snow over the coming dry autumn weeks, eventually becoming the perfect base for avalanches when it starts snowing again.


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3 Responses to “Snow Report for Backcountry Skiing”

  1. steve romeo September 25th, 2006 1:13 pm

    Man…all this math makes my head hurt! (wink)

    Yes, yes, yes…we got a foot on Teton Pass and I heard more like 2′ on top of ‘the Village’. I put the skis on and went for a small ‘tour’. It felt great, especially since I’m headed to New Zealand to ski in a couple weeks!

    Cheers!

  2. Scott September 25th, 2006 5:57 pm

    Just curious, did you use your A620 to take that photo of Sopris?

  3. Lou September 25th, 2006 6:34 pm

    Yes indeed, A620 for that and the prop shot. I shot in manual mode at ISO 400 on both so that I could use a higher shutter speed and cancel out some of the cabin vibration but still use an aperture other than wide open. That resulted in quite a bit of visual noise, but displayed at the 450 pixel wide size on blog they work. Focus was set on manual for both shots so the auto focus didn’t try to focus on the window. The window was pretty scuzzy, and in the prop shot it had water droplets all over it, but a camera can focus though that kind of thing if you’re not after perfect results. Exposure was picked by doing a couple of quick test shots and looking at histogram. Processed with P-Shop of course. Fun.

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