Some powder skiing with Graham and Louis in the Purple Bowl
area of K country.
We took a tour into the Purple Knob area over the Christmas holidays to get some exercise and to
look for a bit of powder. Here's Louis at the top of our first run with gale force winds throwing
Looking at some of the wind cornices and debris in the area. The top of the alpine was definitely
wind-loaded and wind-scoured, so we elected to go back into the trees instead.
Two of my favourite people to ski in the world are Graham and Louis and I got to ski with both of them.
This is just before dropping into a neat area of larch and spruce trees just below Purple Bowl and off
the side of Purple Knob. We call this Pink Folds, or Violet Trees.
In the worlds of Graham, "Louis you look like a real skier with those goggles on!"
Graham dropping into the trees
The boys just before doing another lap in the trees.
Some nice powder in the trees
Nice look at the drainage in between Kenny's and Pink Folds/Violet Trees.
Graham punched an uptrack for us to the top of the dogleg, or the 'Birthday Chutes' area.
You can definitely see a decent amount of wind scour up here, but at or below treeline it was buttery and smooth.
Over Graham's left shoulder is the path to the Purple Bowl.
Louis skiing the trees near the dogleg
Louis asked 'When is Hero Knob EVER in shape to ski?' Graham replies, 'Well, my wife has done it.' Yes, she
has - that's one tough momma! It's lit up in the sun just past the Purple Knob.
Graham and I on the uptrack being dorks.
Louis skiing the dogleg
Graham decided to entertain me with a full face plant. It's a pity I didn't catch it on video. The crater he made
might be visible in this area for awhile so we'll have to hunt for it the next time we're in here.