Today was the winter solstice so we decided to try to actually go skiing for a change instead of resort walking. What we found was a foot or two of facets, a few stout crust layers separated by more facets, and some powder, all topped off with a 6 inch soft/wind slab. We stuttered up the chute debating the worthiness of the objective (it was not worth even the moderate risk), and turned tail to get some exercise doing some more resort walking.
|Blustery morning in Suicide Chute (Photo by Jason Dorais)|
So while we wait for winter to actually set in, dreaming of actual steep skiing, here is a link from outerlocal.com to a short history lesson with videos about those on whose shoulders this sport was built.