Sunny weather and the Ski Lifts not opened yet. Time to go touring!
We skied the North side of Mount Kirkup in the Rossland Range in BC.
This is a peak that is accessible from the main road as it goes up towards Nancy Green pass.
You park then start hiking straight into the forest. A 700m vertical hike gets you to the top. Conditions were pretty poor in the bottom1/3rd with not enough coverage in the forest. Things mightily improved above this and we skinned up through a foot of compacted powder through some really nice forest glades. Big grins all round.
A couple of laps of the best North facing snow, then we bushwhacked back down to the car. A great day.
|View From the top, looking down at Red mountain.|
|Kevin Putting in some sweet Tele Turns