TR: The (Other) Winter Carnival — Part I

By:  Greg
February 7, 2011 10:21 am | Category: Full Trip Report, Skiing

After last Wednesday’s storm, Ben and I happily noticed that a certain line high in a mountain pass of Vermont which we had had our eye on for several years was receiving copious wind loading, and might almost be ready to go. Tracing its way down off the ridge, from high to low the line includes all the types of skiing that Vermont has to offer: a dense “bushwhacky” orienteering challenge; several tongues of snow hanging precipitously above sheer ice cliffs; a rappel over a chaussy mixed climbing route; ski chuting ice flows pinned between rock walls barely wide enough to fit ones shoulders through; thrilling powder turns hanging between mandatory technical ski maneuvers; a 15 foot mandatory boulder huck to an “eagle-eye” landing adjacent to a cliff wall; wide open alpine powder skiing; and finally a perfectly nestled window in the forest in which to make a few glorious turns. Want more? There’s a full Trip Report on the other side of this picture:
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