October POWDER!

I drove past Odessey North yesterday and it looked unusually good even from the road. There are a few minor couloirs that dribble through the rock, like Freeway and Pencil Chute. I chose one of the two on the approach,  a run I’ve done from the top down, but have failed a number of times to climb up the couloir […]

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Season 35 Begins!

Nice benchmark today starting my 35th season skiing right here in Thompson Pass where I learned to ski. I recall my first October with lots of  wet snow and the beginning of my fascination with snow and eventually avalanches.  The difference this year is I retired from 27 years of guiding on my last turns last spring.  Who knows what […]

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