telemark skiingbackcountry skiingPacific NorthwestWashington and Oregonweather linksThe Yuki AwardsMt. Rainier and Mt. Adams
Turns All Year
  Help | Search | Login | Register
Turns All Year Trip Reports
Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
05/22/19, 11:09 AM

Become a TAY Sponsor!
Trip Reports Sponsor
Second Ascent
Second Ascent
Turns All Year Trip Reports
(1) Viewing these pages constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use.
(2) Disclaimer: the accuracy of information here is unknown, use at your own risk.
(3) Trip Report monthly boards: only actual trip report starts a new thread.
(4) Keep it civil and constructive - that is the norm here.
Info Exchange

NWAC Avalanche
+  Turns All Year Trip Reports
|-+  2004 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  March 2004 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  March 13-20, 2004, Battle Abbey, Selkirks
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: March 13-20, 2004, Battle Abbey, Selkirks  (Read 2408 times)

Posts: 236

March 13-20, 2004, Battle Abbey, Selkirks
« on: 03/21/04, 04:07 PM »

Our first time to the Battle Abbey hut in the Selkirks with a group of 7 from Seattle joined by 7 others from Anchorage.  Had between 60-90 cm of new snow during the week with occasionally strong winds and somewhat limited visibility until Saturday's clearing.  Still able to ski over 42K vertical for the week with relatively stable conditions except during Thursday's stronger storm.  Had mostly great powder with some wind affected slopes in the alpine and variable conditions below 6000'.  Skied Blue Danube, King's Landing and N Omoo gl, S Omoo basin, S Schooner basin (including a new run dubbed "Your Mother and Me"), Burnt Offerings, various runs through the Woodlot and Backyard, and Steepness which was the highlight on our last day with blue skies and great powder that settled after Thursday's dump.  Had sights on many additional runs for future trips, especially Typhee, Little Ahab and Butters.  The guides, Robson Gmoser and Derrick, were excellent -- especially Robson who is incredibly knowledgable of the area.  Jane, our cook, was awesome.  Overall, a great trip and felt fortunate to ski what we did with some sketchy conditions.  Seems that BA will be changing hands for next year and hopefully will still be available to the public for hut trips, perhaps on an expanded schedule if managed by Robson.  Uncertain at this time.  

Some photos to follow.

« Last Edit: 03/26/04, 03:20 AM by Paul_Russell » Logged
Pages: [1] | Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Login with username, password and session length

Thank you to our sponsors!
click to visit our sponsor: Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends
click to visit our sponsor: Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
click to visit our sponsor: Second Ascent
Second Ascent
click to visit our sponsor: American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
click to visit our sponsor: Pro Guiding Service
Pro Guiding Service

Turns All Year Trip Reports ©2001-2010 Turns All Year LLC. All Rights Reserved

The opinions expressed in posts are those of the poster and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of Trip Reports administrators or Turns All Year LLC

Turns All Year Trip Reports | Powered by SMF 1.0.6.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.