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Kokanee Glacier May 4-10th - Beach Vacation
« on: 05/17/13, 09:05 PM »



What a way to close off the spring touring season with a week at Kokanee Glacier Cabin. After skiing most of December/Jan/Feb I was pretty burnt out and needed a break and started hitting the road bike pretty hard and getting in some great racing.

I knew that there would be some skiing on the horizon after winning 3rd place in the Expose Yourself Contest presented by Backcountryskiingcanada.com which was a week for two at the backcountry mansion that is Kokanee Glacier Cabin

The week was extremely hot with temps reaching 20 celcuis at the Cabin. It made for some early mornings


We spent the week enjoying long glacier runs except for 1 day when we made a push for a major mission to summit Grey's Peak.





It never looks as steep in photo's a little 20m pucker pitch at the top.



21.5km 9hrs and 1500m of elevation later we returned to the cabin for some celebration beers.
I had always thought about hut trips as a mid winter option but this trip changed my mind.

After week of skiing 30hrs 67km and 5500m of skiing in the week it was time to head home and back to reality.

Big thanks to the Alpine Club of Canada
and Backcountryskiingcanada.com

Full write up and pics here or powdergangster.ca
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Re: Kokanee Glacier May 4-10th - Beach Vacation
« Reply #1 on: 05/18/13, 09:58 AM »

It was great to see the sunny and warm days during your trip. The long days gave you the time to get to Grey's Peak and the upper slope. I had cold and short days in our February Kokanee Trip. Great photos.  Wink
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Re: Kokanee Glacier May 4-10th - Beach Vacation
« Reply #2 on: 05/19/13, 08:11 AM »

The warm andsunny are  it pretty easy to enjoy the day.  With stability in the winter those Glacier runs would be unreal.  Can't beat 3hr hike to a 3000ft Glacier run.

Grey's was a mission. But totally worth it lottery entry for 2014/15 is going to happen so many options in winter.

Kurt
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