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Stacker Butte, Columbia Gorge, Monday January 2nd
« on: 01/03/17, 02:27 PM »

Sorry no pix.  Camera malfunction, but just wanted to post how Stacker Butte is skiing this week.

It's extremely wind affected.  Hard to say which aspects are skiing the best.  The winds have been every which way.  You just have to follow your nose.  Stick to the ravines and draws and you will find more powder.  The exposed ridge lines are scary hard ice.  It's easy to lose traction and take a slide during the climb.  Only hit one patch of rocks in 1500 vert, but still recommend rock skis. 

So awesome when we get to ski the low altitude hills in the backyard!    Cheesy
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Re: Stacker Butte, Columbia Gorge, Monday January 2nd
« Reply #1 on: 01/03/17, 03:10 PM »

Wow, thanks for this report! I've always wondered about these hills when I pass by them in the summer time.

In the winter time, I've seen them several times while flying directly over them, and they always look like the coverage is decent, but wind effected.

Have fun and be safe up there!
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