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    Ice Creek Lodge - March 2019

    10 of us from the Wasatch went to Ice Creek Lodge in the Valhalla's the 2nd week of March to check out some BC goods. The only other time I had been to that area was two years prior when we went to Mt. Carlyle lodge out of Kaslo. Ice Creek flies out of Burton BC, just south of Nakusp.

    I'm not sure how to top this trip as we had awesome snow, stability and weather. Everything came together in a perfect blur of 6000+ foot days and awesome, catered food.

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    Mostly sunny days
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    We got to climb peaks
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    4000 foot runs
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    Stupid buffer getting full and missing the shot
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    We drank beer and listened to the more talented members
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    Even had some near misses
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    Criscam
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    Last run on the last day deserves a pass of the whiskey
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    Nice. Thanks for sharing.

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    Gorgeous

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    Russell is da man. Maybe my photo is still in the hut?
    Let me lock in the system at Warp 2
    Push it on into systematic overdrive
    You know what to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tap View Post
    Russell is da man. Maybe my photo is still in the hut?
    Maybe, what's it look like? Russell is da man for sure. He had been guiding a group of older folks on skinny skis, so when he started unloading fat skis for a bunch of dudes from the Wasatch, he was pretty stoked. It was like we were getting the area familiarization tour of his favorite runs. It felt like a little bit of kismet too with our guide situation. We had hit it off with Lee Johnston out of Nelson on our previous trip, so when we were looking to book this trip, we asked all of the lodges if we could bring him in. Most of the lodges that we were interested in wanted to use their guides exclusively, including Ice Creek. But Ice Creek wanted to know out of curiosity who the guide was. When I told them Lee, they were stoked, Lee and Russell had finished their training together years ago and had been wanting to hook up and guide together, and Russell was stoked show off his tenure.

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    god damn that looks amazing

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    Was an epic trip for sure. zzz had the good camera but Iíll contribute one of my phone favs:
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    Wow, looks like you nailed it. Great looking terrain.

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    Really great shots. Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    All ye punterz! Leave thine stupid heavy skis in the past, or at least in the resort category, for the age of lightweight pussy sticks is upon us! Behold! Keep up with the randocommandos on their carbon blades of shortness! Break thine tibias into spiral splinters with pintech extravagance!

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    Nice photos!

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    Good old fashioned snow porn

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    +++++++++++++!!!!!
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    Iíve been into that lodge in the summer. Always wanted to know what it looked like around there in the winter. Stunning photos! Thanks for posting.

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    awesome. hadn't heard of ice creek until a slocan-based guide raved about it to me. this seconds his recommendation. it's on the list now!

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    Been there twice; the terrain and views are outstanding and Russ is, indeed, the man!

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    Great photos and TR!

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    great stuff!

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    Good stuff.

    Backcountry madness!

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    Small world, Lee was our guide at Valhalla Mountain Touring a couple weeks back. He is immensely qualified, ridiculously easy to get along with and just a trail breaking, powder slaying machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    Small world, Lee was our guide at Valhalla Mountain Touring a couple weeks back. He is immensely qualified, ridiculously easy to get along with and just a trail breaking, powder slaying machine.
    Pretty much sums it up. Lee is the man.


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    this is really nice, after seeing all of these images i am keen to have a tour there soon.

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