Northern Rockies/Alberta Early Season Turns - Spray Valley, Alberta on October 6, 2018

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  1. Mike Rogers

    Mike Rogers Getting off the lift Skier

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    Winter seems to have come early to Alberta.

    After a week of white-knuckle commutes, I was bust some stress with some short powder laps this last Saturday.

    Apart from an open creek crossing, we were able to keep skis on from the highway to the top and back again. The snow in the alpine was really great. Fresh on a solid base.

    Treeline was fair to poor, and below treeline was survival skiing....err...bushwhacking, but not rough enough to put too much of a damper on the day

    Off to a good start.



    Barefoot creek crossings will wake you up!
    mike oct creek up.jpg


    The approach was a bit rough
    mike oct tree up.jpg

    Out of the trees!
    heather oct up.jpg

    And into the sun! mike oct up.jpg
    Great turns
    liz oct.jpg

    More skiing
    mike oct down.jpg

    mike oct down2.jpg

    Our playground for the day
    oct turns.jpg

    Time to go home
    mike oct down3.jpg
     

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  2. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Admin

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    Great photos! I'm envious.
     
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    Mike Rogers

    Mike Rogers Getting off the lift Skier

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