20 Feb '14, 4pm

Avalanches, Treewells and Deep Snow

Avalanches, Treewells and Deep Snow

The weather at Crystal is either on or off. There’s no in between up here in the Cascades. And for the past seven days a cold, snowy hose has been pointed straight at us. Since last Wednesday, we’ve received OVER 7 FEET OF SNOW. Just think about that for a second. If you’re a skier or rider, than you’re probably like me. I have a love affair with snow. I marvel at tiny snow crystals; I’m giddy when I feel snowflakes on my chin; I live to slice through deep powder. Skiing the deep below Shaker’s Left All this snow is like a miracle–the equivalent of an off-shore wind and huge, smooth waves for a surfer or a 3,000 foot sheer cliff for a BASE jumper. This is what we live for. During big storm cycles like this we ski patrollers work hard. We take pride in getting the mountain open on time (or at least as early as we possibly can), and we don’t mind slogging through snow to do ...

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