(Edtor’s note: Lou and Lisa are stranded in Toronto due to a storm delaying flight out of Munich. They’ve got more trip reports to post re their Europe tours, but need some rest after a bit of brutal traveling. Meanwhile we’ve got a TR from Louie so here goes.)
I headed up to the Whistler area for the first time this season last weekend. The sunny weather made for spectacular backcountry skiing, and north faces still held wonderful powder. Three days of charging in the resort, and exploring the Blackcomb backcountry. There was a bit of lingering instablity. Thus I was into taking it mellow, so we just stuck to the classics close to the ski area. We managed some great pow skiing off the summits of Decker, Pattison and Phalanx. The amount of alpine terrain in that area always astounds me. Here are a few pictures.
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.