About BCMC Events Schedule Club Forums Bookings News - Media Club Resources Search
Trip Report

I joined the "Beginner Friendly Backcountry Skiing (Baker)" trip scheduled for Dec13th, looking forward to an easy day and hopefully at least enough snow for a few decent turns, we were not disappointed.

We skied/toured in an area bordering the Mount Baker Ski area, not far from the Baker Lodge, run by the Mountaineers. The existing snow that had been pounded by recent warm, wet stormy weather was transformed into a well consolidated and bonded firm crusty layer dusted with a few centimeters of fluffy snow.This stuff was perfectly suited for getting in our turns so we could, on the way back, dodge the numerous rocks, holes, and peopleĀ  between us and the parking lot.

In Search of the Elusive Turn
_In Search of the Elusive Turn
Trip Reporter
14.12.2014 (2851 Days Ago)
Trip Report TitleIn Search of the Elusive Turn
Rate Trip Report
0 votes
Order by: 
Per page: 
  •  peterm wrote 2826 Days Ago (neutral) 
    Sorry to take so long to get back to you Paul. Dodgy? Well yes dodgy it was, but also very skiable. If the snow had been "powder" the trip would have been a no go and a disaster to attempt. Definitely no were near enough snow to maintain float over the various hazards. Here hard pack crust conditions were........good?
    0 points
  •  PaulK wrote 2850 Days Ago (neutral) 
    Looks a bit dodgy, Peter.
    0 points
Related Reports
22.06.2022 0 comments 209 views Category: Hiking 
Last minute evening hike up F&F in excellent weather
26.03.2022 0 comments 285 views Category: Trail Running 
Taking the trails from NVan MEC potentially as far as Norvan falls but depending what folks want, we'll turn around at Lynn Headwaters.
26.03.2022 0 comments 263 views Category: Trail Running 
Easy going run pace starting at the Old Buck trailhead at the base of Seymour heading to Deep Cove and looping back via roads
21.12.2021 0 comments 436 views Category: Backcountry Skiing 
Follow up to the presentation on DIY forecasting from the comfort of your own home.
04.10.2021 0 comments 483 views Category: Scrambling 
Although the trail was wet, there was no problems scrambling. The trail markers were each couple of meters, finding the route was easy.
Copyright © 2022 British Columbia Mountaineering Club