Skiing with Dave at Tryst Lake Chutes


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Dave and I took advantage of some soft fluffy snow and went for a tour into Tryst Lake.
This is the view into Chute 3 looking down at the lake.


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This is looking up at the Tent Ridge weather station. I think this south slope would actually
ski pretty well in earlier snow conditions.


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We caught up to three gentlemen on the skin track who took first tracks into a really nice
soft chute. Kevin was one of them.


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Dave and I chose to take some fresh turns into chute 4, which was pretty sweet.


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Looking up towards the exit into Tent Ridge at the tail end of the Spray Range Traverse.

Video of Kevin and the boys dropping into Chute 3



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Dave was pretty jacked to get up into a new zone and have a look around.

Video of Dave dropping into chute 4


Video of Dave coming down the middle of chute 4



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A bit of a blurry shot, but you can see the headwall above Tryst Lake, along with the side of
the Fist.


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Looking back at Commonwealth Peak, this is the entrance from the Burstall Pass side as you attempt
either the Spray Range Traverse, or even just a neat loop around Commonwealth Creek.


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Some decent rock on the Fist, just before dropping onto Super Slope.


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A look up towards Banff National Park, along the Birdwood Pass area.


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A good look at Mount Birdwood and Commonwealth Peak from the Commonwealth Creek side.


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The Super Slope side had a small sluff through the middle of it of wet snow from earlier in the day.


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A look back at a pretty nice ski, even with a bit heavier snow. It wouldn't be adviseable to be here
later in the day however as this heats up.

Video of Dave on Super Slope



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The beast that is Mount Smuts. I think this would ski pretty well this season, but it's a damn early
start to get onto that big south slope now.


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We exited out Comm Creek onto a very warm afternoon. Dave's truck actually said 17 deg C when he
turned it on. Spring skiing has officially started!

The track and data from the day is HERE

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