“It’s so cold! The snow’s so light! Winter’s already here? How do I drive in this stuff?” The first day of the season is always one of my favorites. Everyone is invariably excited no matter what the snow’s like. That being said, the snow usually isn’t bad.
Sunday eight of us excited backcountry skiers headed up to Heliotrope Ridge in the North Cascades. We arrived to a foot of snow in the parking lot and the day just got better from there. Zach took great photos so I’ll let them tell the story.
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.