Eye of the Storm March 2018
Puking snow, blue sky, big loops and powder days made up our Eye of the Storm trip this year.
In late March a group of 5 of us headed east from the Pemberton Airport on a Tuesday morning to stage in a log sorting area. While the helicopter finished its morning errands we refreshed our avalanche skills, wandered along the river-side and looked out on Lillooet Lake.
Soon enough, the helicopter landed and it was time to head to the mountains!
The contrast was pretty dramatic and right away we were setting up tents and preparing our camp for the week. Finally we set in for the night with warm drinks and delicious meals.
With the home base established we focused on enjoying great food made by chef Alex and shred the gnar!
The next morning new snow set in giving us a great powder refresh.
After a day of slaying pow we came back to find camp had withstood the heavy wind and new snow. Stepping inside, the shelter from the wind was immediately evident and warm drinks in the tent revived cold fingers.
The next morning weather was still upon us but more snow had fallen cold overnight. It didn't take long and the clouds parted after a few runs and we explored further testing new terrain as we went.
The day incited definite giggles. The next day broke beautiful and blue with a starry sky to precede it all.
With great conditions and stability shaping up after a cool night we went for a large loop to explore the area and the beautiful mountains around us!
Looking back on the tracks from the day highlighted how special it was to explore and ski all this fantastic remote terrain.
But all good things must sometimes come to an end. With an impending storm, the next morning we flew out a day early to avoid being stuck. Within a few hours we had camp packed up and the helicopter had us out with impending clouds.
However, we'll definitely be back.