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#135275 - 12/28/16 03:29 AM Skiing Engineer Mtn Rd.
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Been doing a bit of BC skiing in and around the area. Did a run on 12/26/2016. All the alpine trails/roads we bike on are snowed in now. Might not be until July/August before they open up at 12k and above. That depends on how much snow is forth coming. March and April can deliver a good dumping. We'll see what happens.

Avalanche danger is high up at Red Mountain Pass which is our first ski choice. A storm blew in with 130 MPH wind gusts which moves a lot of snow. Engineer and Portland offer safer alternatives when it's too risky for Red Mountain Pass.


Skinning up the road.


On a bench cut section.


Coming down.



A short section of our run.

We're using Dynafit bindings and Black Diamond skis, poles and skins. Scarpa boots. Hope you enjoy the outing. Anyone else doing this stuff?

Complete slide show HERE. (26 frames w/captions)
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#135276 - 12/28/16 06:13 AM Re: Skiing Engineer Mtn Rd. [Re: Muniac]
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Nice.

I would be careful of a false ledge made of snow, giving way.

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#135277 - 12/29/16 03:49 PM Re: Skiing Engineer Mtn Rd. [Re: Muniac]
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It's called a cornice. Plenty of them up in the mountains, but not so much where we were.

I also was happy to solve the Adobe Flash Player problem. Embedded videos now are working fine.
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