“The internet we’ve got is half the speed of dialup,” he said, “it’s been snowing for three days, everything is above timberline and we spend all day in whiteout blizzard conditions — it’s great. Oh, and sorry about the core shots in your Mount Bakers…I’m holding the Coombacks in reserve till the snowpack builds up.”
This from his Facebook page:
“It’s sweet! It has been good powder the last few days, although a bit thin, since it is early season. Mt. Cheeseman is actually pretty good terrain, better than I expected. The work is pretty fun, just getting everything set up in the morning, then skiing around as ski patrol the rest of the day. They have a lodge up here that I am living in at the moment, it is great, perched up on the mountainside with great views. They have amazing looking backcountry skiing around here. On my first day off, I am going to do some exploring. There are lots of other ski fields in the same mountain range that are within touring distance (Craigieburn, Olympus, Broken River, and some others). The people here are super chill also, it is an amazing place.”
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.