Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A dusting and dry pow

We had a dusting of snow yesterday. I was in two minds whether to head out for a ski and check it out. After a few hours of work I took the opportunity to head out to Mt Perisher and have a look. I took the double chair then climbed up to the peak.

The back of Mt P is always wind scoured so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I dropped in. After a few turns it quickly became evident that the dusting I had seen in the morning was in fact 10-15cm of dry powder at this higher elevation. This, combined with pretty much no wind, made for my run of the season so far down to the Creek.

I quickly transitioned to touring and made the climb up the Paralyser in 20 minutes. Again, a quick transition and I dropped into the main face of little paralyser. Apart from my skin track there was no other evidence of two-legged activity.

Another awesome run in dry powder. I was due back to work and made a hasty exit to Eyre snapping a few photos of the beautiful snow gums on the way.

Moral of the story? I guess any new snow should alwys be checked out!

1 comment:

  1. Yep - that sump was a surprising one. Glad you checked it out!