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[TR] Rogers Pass - Jan 25th to 27th - Powder Highway! - 1/31/2013

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Trip: Rogers Pass - Jan 25th to 27th - Powder Highway! -

 

Date: 1/31/2013

 

Trip Report:

With only a week in between I made a 10 day mission to tour the powder highway. Earlier in the month I had done an abbreviated loop in which we managed to hit the last major storm cycle before a ridge of high pressure camped out over much of BC for January.

 

Recap of last trip

Rogers Pass

Rossland

Kootenay Pass

 

This trip we decided to do the full pull which would be a mix of resort and backcountry days. I won't bore you with the resort days as the first part of the trip there was no new snow and we had to rip champangne groomers the whole time.

 

We didn't book any hotels which gave the flexibility to chase the snow as the week wore on. Some sight seeing along the way led to some great pictures in the fog of fort steel.

 

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By Wednesday a storm formed off the coast and was dropping into Revelstoke (aka powder heaven) So we made the mission from Nelson to revy normally a 4.5 hr drive.

 

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It was coming down and 6 hours later and having to rally trough 30cms of unplowed snow we made it to Revy. On route we had called our buddies who were to meet us Friday and told them that calling in sick and leaving early was in their best interest.

 

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Morning "Guides Meeting" to determine our objectives

 

Having spent almost 50 days in Rogers Pass I can sniff out a powder stash like a local. Did we even find powder. 50cms of light density snow made for an amazing few days.

 

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Blower!

 

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Token splitboarder

 

The second day we hit up Napolean spur which is sledom traveled cause it is a major pain to get in and out of that place but it is normally worth it.

 

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We made quick work of the terrain and busted out almost 2000m of touring that day.

 

This is what you look like after skiing up a road for 3km after 9hours and 2000m vert

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It was a sweet trip!

 

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Full write and details powdergangster.ca

Part 1 of the Powder Highway tour Part 1

Part 2 of the Powder Highway tour Part 2

Photo's of the full tour Flickr Gallery

 

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Sick Matt!! I want pics!! I used do some travel through that area for work and it blew my mind on the potential for skiing.... Rare that you get the cold smoke that deep. I would be "sick" for a few days for sure!

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