Yesterday, we returned to a safe pillow zone we like in British Columbia and it was actually sunny and only -25ºC (-13ºF)…
First real sun in over a month up here…
The wind had re-sculpted the pillow zone into a futuristic cartoon…
It was no longer the penalty free, soft as a baby’s bottom, do anything you want pillow zone it once was.
Instead, it was sharp, crunchy, crispy, and even a touch hard in spots.
After over a month of cloud and snow, we finally got a day of sunshine and it was pretty darn nice.
Except for the -25ºC (-13ºF) temps in the morning… I’m from California, dammit!
We did two runs in the zone, talked a big game about coming back to ski the spines above, and headed home.
The skiing was still really, awfully, damn fun.
We kept is safe as avy danger was scary.
We saw some guys remotely trigger a class 3 avalanche while skiing up a big, south facing slope. Terrifying… The avy ran a long long way and had a big powder cloud. They were only about 50 feet from where they triggered it. Lets all be really careful out there.