West Coast Reporting In

By:  Allen
December 9, 2012 1:30 pm | Category: Quick Update

Winter has gotten off to a slightly late start here in the PNW but now that it is here it has come into full swing.

My first Day of the year with Tyler in the backcountry near Crystal.

First day of the season on a 60 inch base.

The wind was whipping up on the ridge and the whole experience felt very wintery.

Yesterday we had planned to ski Backcountry near Steven’s Pass. It looked like there was a little more moisture headed there than the southern and northern areas.

“A little more” ended up being the mother of all convergences. The storm had dropped 40″ of fluff. It ended up being some of the deepest snow Brian, Tyler, or I had ever skied in Washington.

I have never had such a spoiled start to the season.

Trail-breaking was a little tiresome but not as bad as it can often be out here.

Brian and I have a special kind of luck for finding good snow on days when Sam has to work.

Now its time to pack for Thailand, I’ll be spending the next month climbing. I’m sure it will be a great experience but there is no doubt that when I check in on the ski conditions I will feel a few twangs of envy.



  1. Peter
    wrote on December 9th, 2012 at 3:59 pm  

    ’bout fricken time guys! :)

  2. Harvey44
    wrote on December 9th, 2012 at 6:26 pm  

    WOW nice! Especially the last two pics.

  3. PNWorbust
    wrote on December 10th, 2012 at 8:31 am  

    Killing it! Made it out there last year during a week in Feb. when it was nuking…nothing to see there…Serious envy from the EC right now.

  4. mtl_ripper
    wrote on December 10th, 2012 at 9:15 am  

    Well, that is damn fine. I daresay it’s time to move back out West. Winter appears to be anecdotal out here in the old country these days.

  5. Ben
    wrote on December 10th, 2012 at 10:11 am  

    Looks awesome! Nothing like starting the season off with 40″ of snow!

  6. christian
    wrote on December 10th, 2012 at 6:56 pm  

    oh hi, my name’s allen and i just skied 40″ of pow. now i’m off to thailand to climb for a month.

    nice work dude! keep us posted with some pics from thailand!!!

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