I called in sickter to work the other day and got out with some friends to ski the Southwest Couloir of Teewinot. I’ve been enjoying skiing in Glacier Gulch this year, and have skied the Southwest Couloir a number of times in the past, but it’s just so darn beautiful in the area that I keep going back for more. We skied a little shot above and to the east of the Southwest Couloir, which kept things a bit more interesting this time around. However, it didn’t get as warm as I would have liked, so the snow was a little on the crusty side…but all-in-all, not too bad.
For some photos from the day ——>
I miss the Pearl Jam on the Rando Steve videos.
ditto on the PJ.
That cooler looks awesome.
well that puts a smile on my face!
funny…in another comment today, some one else said they’d rather hear teenybopper pop hits.
How do you call in sick and then post a TR on your blog?
Sorry Tom, but Rando-bewan Ski-nobee does not divulge all of his secrets. 😎
This is an awesome video, Steve…do you have any details on the 3rd person cam mount there? Is that custom or did you find somewhere to buy it?
Nice foootage! But agree w/ the others on music selection… doesn’t have to be PJ, just anything other than that 🙂 !
How long do things usually stay powlike on those aspects/elevations before getting manked/crusted?
david…thanks. it’s hard to tell if folks like the perspective or not.
i recently started using a contour+ camera, which has a 170 degree field of view and captures the surroundings well when oriented vertically. right now, i am using a contour handlebar mount, attached to the bottom section of a cut-off adjustable ski pole. that part lives in my pack until ready to use.
the top section of the adjustable pole, with grip removed, is duct-taped to the handle of my avy shovel and sticks out of my pack. getting the angle dialed has taken some experiemntation, but i’m getting closer.
a solid mount is key for this application and softer snow gets you better footage since the skiing is smoother and not as jarring.
one of these days i will post a photo of it.
mtspiltski…it all depend on the weather. there were days last week where the inversion was strong. others…when it wasn’t. the skiing was mostly crusty in the mid-sections as it stayed pretty cool up top.
there are so many variables when you are dealing with ridges and different aspects in the alpine that it isn’t that cut-and-dry.
Sorry. I reread my post and realized it sounded pretty general. I was referring to the SW couloir specifically, and wondering what the weather was like the for the few days before you shredded, which you alluded to.
I’ve been trying to embrace riding on more southerly aspects in the alpine this season and often it just seems like a crapshoot. Some times I find the pow has been preserved and more often I find a variety of crusts.
Awesome! Man, this really makes me want to get out (I don’t even have a single day in the BC yet)… then again, I need snow to do it!
Sweet! One of these days I will get out and explore the park. It def looked sunny and crusty, but wold take that any day over being in the office. Def agree with the others, music was a little funky.
funky…as in funkadelic?
Nice as always Steve! Living vicariously isn’t bad is it?! One of these days I’ll be up there with you. Cheers!