Wednesday, December 30, 2015

East Wall Has Begun

Over the last several days the Ski Patrol Snow Safety Team has been hard at work prepping the East Wall. They have shot the avalauncher and they have run routes in several places including The Tree Chutes, North Pole, Humbug Chutes and Hidden Chute. A few small / medium slides have occured as a result of their work. They have done a combination of using explosives, ski cutting and ski packing. Typically, The Wall opens once the base gets in the 50'ish inch range.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks pretty good considering it has only snowed about 45 inches in the past month which is not that much for the area. Pretty below average for the month. Love to see a 80 in month like yesteryears...

Anonymous said...

I am just waiting to try my verts on willie's wide hike :-}

coltov mocktail said...

Bless you Al and Bless the East Wall - the churchiest terrain of all!

Anonymous said...

Al,

I'm a little confused on the verbage. Are you referring to terrain below the east wall, such as Land of the Giants, or only the hike to terrain?

Anonymous said...

The whole area from L-pass to East Wall is packed with slides of all sizes. That is nuts. On another subject, I hate to traverse the whole wall to reach tree chutes. Is it possible to hike along the ridge from Wrangler? :-}