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Went up to Needle peak on Sunday(Coquihalla), looking for the goods. Didn't find any. Mother of an access, 2000 ft skin up crap snow. Tried to use my old skins on new fat skis (too cheap to buy a new pair). The skin track, if you can call it that, was concrete with lots of sidehill. Gave up floundering and put my skis on my pack and booted it up until the angle eased off. First run was about 800' on a 6" melt freeze crust. Did a pole probe of the snow and had to use both hands to get through! Traversed over to another slope we thought may have more snow as it was on the lee side of a ridge. Pretty windblown at the top but some nicer turns near the bottom of the run. The ski out was interesting to say the least.


If next season has anywhere near normal snow levels its gonna seem awesome after this year.

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Sounds like the conditions near Chair Peak on saturday morning/early afternoon... crap. A nice day of wandering around and being out of the city, but not good turns. cantfocus.gif

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