It’s always exciting when the wind blows.
Those words kept popping into my head during our breezy 4-day stay at Asulkan hut, Canada.
Fortunately it snowed as well as blew. This despite terrifying reports of bony tree runs and an approach trek that might require the unforgivable act of dirt hiking in new TLT Six Shooters.
Yep, 100% skiable snow — especially after more than 10 cm of new blew around to smooth over all the old ski tracks. Chuckle fluffy. If not a bit adult due to requisite terrain management on the ribs and timber faces below the cabin.
A few photos, published from my Samsung (a whole other story).
Oh, and about that wind streaking down from the alpine of Youngs Peak? The Selkirk breeze built a beautiful cornice around the outhouse, which I’m delighted to say I fell though. Adventure is where you find it.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.