Southwestern British Columbia has been having an “average” snow year. This has led to some early-season angst among those with short-term memories who've remembered the past two years with Skinning up to Lesser Flute. Technically this is Whistler inbounds. You can bootpack it, too.
Just an average snow year. Cruising a lap on Lesser Flute.
Just another average snow lap.
Railing Boundary Bowl.
Now that I got some skiing pow stoke shots out of the way, let's cut to the chase. I've got some product reviews to do and some initial impressions to give. Unlike other sites that just go on and on about gear, I like to show equipment in use. Since all of the products I am now going to showcase are ostensibly for backcountry gear, I'm not going to talk about its hardpack performance, but instead going to babble on about how they perform in powder - the environment in which they should be used.
- An “average” snowpack means one can let their skis run a bit more. I've got some Can't remember why I look so constipated. More posing -
I've already reviewed the Seattle-based Outdoor Research's Thanks to Jameson “Barrelled” Florence for the pictures and video.
Thanks also to Sharon “Fully Involved” Bader for pictures.