Friday, December 14, 2012

First Backcountry Ski Day of the Season

On Dec.9, 2012 We went to Thar Peak off the Coquihalla Highway with the ACC for some backcountry skiing.

Trip Report:
  Sun, Dec 9 2012 - Coquihalla - Ski Tour (View Original Event Details)

Event Leader(s): Stephen H.
Participants:Stephen H., Marcus Tomlinson, Amber McMinn, Michael McMinn, Daniel Hudson, Brian Page, Robert Stupka

Stephen Hooper's Write Up:
Headed out with a group of 7 to Thar in the Coquihalla for a day of touring. Heavy cloud cover       and winds picked up early in the morning. Made our way up to the 3 dead trees vista and decided
to see how far we could go. 2/3rds of the way up I spotted sunshine at the top and the winds were not too bad. We topped out above the clouds in full sunshine with the world racing around us. Skied down a great section, traversed to a protected area, and yo-yoed till our legs gave in and called it a day. The snow conditions were very stable but we missed the waist deep soft pow by 1 day.

A video of the day by Stephen Hooper:

Some Pics By Robert Stupka:

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