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

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
11/19/17, 06:20 AM

Become a TAY Sponsor!
 
Trip Reports Sponsor
Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
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.
 
FOAC Snow
Info Exchange


NWAC Avalanche
Forecast
+  Turns All Year Trip Reports
|-+  2016 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  January 2016 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  Jan 3, Stacker Butte Columbia River Gorge
:
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: Jan 3, Stacker Butte Columbia River Gorge  (Read 2160 times)
pabloson
Member
Offline

Posts: 100


Jan 3, Stacker Butte Columbia River Gorge
« on: 01/03/16, 01:12 PM »

This thing has been mocking me for weeks - "ski me you moron!".  So I did.  I mean it's only 5 minutes from my house...  It's just kind of tricky to get access to w/o trespassing or getting your car stuck until the spring thaw.

The skiing was very good.  15 degrees, a few inches of new, and some deep powder stashes.  I was amazed at the size of the cornices up top.




* IMG_5062.jpg (107.89 KB, 1000x750 - viewed 1045 times.)

* IMG_5067.jpg (163.89 KB, 1000x750 - viewed 1029 times.)

* IMG_5066_1.jpg (122.14 KB, 1000x750 - viewed 1038 times.)
« Last Edit: 01/03/16, 05:57 PM by pabloson » Logged
filbo
Member
Offline

Posts: 355


Re: Jan 3, Stacker Butte Columbia River Gorge
« Reply #1 on: 01/05/16, 05:32 PM »

I too have skied that venerable place and the photo of the power line steeps with not only the danger of huge avalanches but electrocution, define what is at the heart of EXTREME terrain.   Glad you could share that, hang loose, get some.
Logged
pabloson
Member
Offline

Posts: 100


Re: Jan 3, Stacker Butte Columbia River Gorge
« Reply #2 on: 01/05/16, 06:08 PM »

Damn!  I thought I was the first!

Actually my post may be misleading - 15 degrees was the temperature not the slope angle (i've been spending too much time in the weather chat room)  The north facing slopes are nice and steep and right in the Avy ballpark 25-35, but you would have to get some crazy big air to get electrocuted   Cheesy
Logged
johnspeth
5Member
Offline

Posts: 38


Re: Jan 3, Stacker Butte Columbia River Gorge
« Reply #3 on: 01/07/16, 11:25 AM »

It seems Stacker Butte becomes skiable every 5 years or so.  I had a good year to try about 10 years ago but couldn't find the way up without taking the risk of pissing off a landowner.  Where exactly do you start up and what are the limits of wandering around after leaving the road?  Where to park?
Logged
pabloson
Member
Offline

Posts: 100


Re: Jan 3, Stacker Butte Columbia River Gorge
« Reply #4 on: 01/07/16, 12:07 PM »

Will PM you.
Logged
jtack
Member
Offline

Posts: 665


Re: Jan 3, Stacker Butte Columbia River Gorge
« Reply #5 on: 01/08/16, 06:51 AM »

Way to go, seems like this year will be the year to get those great lines that have been taunting us. I have several in my back yard that need skiing, thanks for reminder.
Logged
pabloson
Member
Offline

Posts: 100


Re: Jan 3, Stacker Butte Columbia River Gorge
« Reply #6 on: 01/08/16, 08:05 AM »

Thanks Jtack.   Looks like some more snow for the lowlands this weekend!  I've been eye-balling Nestor Peak...
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
Contact turns-all-year.com

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.