Larry, me & Crow @ the summit of Kessler
In the upper chute
Day 2 - The goal for the day was to ski Bananna Chute off Allen Peak on the backside of Snowbasin. This is a shot I have been wanting to do in its entirety, but have never taken the time because it requires a fairly long car shuttle. The line decends 4600 ft in less than 4 miles and ends up in a neighborhood in Ogden. Definently a fun adventure with a run out that involved a ton of bush-wacking and dodging large boulders in a creek bed. Crow's edge suffered a fatal blow when he attemped to gap the creek.
Scouting the Bushwack
Looking back from Ogden
Day 3 - Didn't have a plan when the day started only that we were meeting Alex at the Base of Big Cottonwood at 9:00 am, which guaranteed an adventure. We decided to take a walk up Butler Fork for the day. Once we crested the first ridge and saw Mt. Raymond looming in the foreground we knew that was our target. I had only been up Raymond in the summer and remember commenting that "these lines would be awesome to ski." The approach to Raymond was a good push with a little scrambling on the ridge to get the blood flowing. It was a fun line from top to bottom with good turns off of Raymond, into an amazing aspen forest, and then out Mill A Gulch with spring like snow.