After hearing rumors of fresh high-country snow here in Washington state, I decided to check it out. Turned out to be awesome powder and incredible sunny skies.
We hiked up to Heliotrope Ridge on Mount Baker, and proceeded to get as many laps as possible. Predictably, quite a few others had the same idea — but plenty of pow was had by all.
Like every other skier, I’ve been itching to ski pow for the last few weeks. Felt good to scratch it!
Louie Dawson earned his Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design from Western Washington University in 2014. When he’s not skiing Mount Baker or somewhere equally as snowy, he’s thinking about new products to make ski mountaineering more fun and safe.