Backcountry Ski Day

Day 6 - 3.21.23
We met at the guide shop at 8 am before heading back up Red Mt pass. We reached the summit, parked the bus, and put on our skis and climbing skins for the snowy 3-mile tour into the yurts. The group was stoked to move in and settle in our new home at 11,600 feet for the next three nights. After lunch, we headed out into the snowstorm and skinned another 700 vertical feet to the ridge high above the tree line. The views were limited with lower visibility, but the snow was DEEP! Glorious powder turns all back down to the yurts. Before warming up, our guide, Stephen, dug a snow pit to investigate snow layers and understand snow packs and their impact on snow stability. A valuable tool in avalanche risk mitigation. After a short skin back to the yurts, we warmed up with hot drinks and cards before heating up the wood-burning sauna. A
delicious taco dinner was prepared by students and enjoyed by all. A perfect end to another fantastic day in the high country.