Scott and I decided to do our annual ski tour up Storm Mountain.


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After 2012's ski up Vermilion Peak HERE , Scott and I have decided to do one adventurous ski from the
Chic Scott book every year. This year, we chose Storm Mountain and here is Scott at ~7am in the parking
lot at Stanley Glacier.


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The first stage of the Storm Mountain hike is a quick run up the fire break. Then, the uptrack gets a bit
more burly as we head into thicker trees.


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These pillows look pretty skiable and if nothing else, they look like good 'freestyle terrain'. Rowley?


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It continued to dump wet snow on us pretty much all morning. So much for April skiing.


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These little cliff bands look like they'd be fun to shoot some videos in.


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This gives an idea of the amount of snow we found.


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While the avalanche conditions were three times low, we were hearing big sounds from upstairs all morning.
Scott and I took a lunch break early to discuss next steps. Since we couldn't see the debris, we had to
assume that they were big slides. Then, when the clouds broke, we could see it was just light sluffing
but coming down big cliffs, so we kept on.


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Even with an overcast sky, Scott still found it necessary to pull out his extra-feminine goggles. Aren't
they good looking?


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This gives an idea of how much snow and fog were all around us. Definitely not a blue-bird day!

Video of Scott in the clouds



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This is about where we realized that we were at the head of the valley, and it was time to head up mountain.


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I think the terrain in this small area is actually pretty neat. Too bad it's so far from the highway though.


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Scott taking a fuzzy peach break as we ascend Storm.


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This was the maiden voyage for my new avi-pack from Mammut. The summit block is just above me.

Video of Scott at our high-point



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Skiing some pretty nice powder on the way down from Storm Mountain.

Some videos of skiing down from Storm






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A shot of the little gully Scott and I skied.


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Here's a look at the fire break you can see from the road. This felt like skiing 'Wild Fire' at Sunshine.
Just easy cruisin'.

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