Skiing up to Powerline Pass
For our OD on Sunday, Katie and I skied from Glen Alps up to Powerline Pass. We didn't ski up all of it, we had to walk the last part because one section lacked snow and then the very last pitch was really too steep. It was a little steep to be walking up carrying your skis in one hand and poles in the other, but we made it fine. (My mother would definitely not have approved. Oh well, I appear to have given up on doing things others would approve of.)
When we came down we traversed instead of dropping straight down the way we had come up. I've been practicing my tele turns, right, and I've learned a lot so far this winter (and it is winter already in my mind). My most valuable lesson that I needed for today was that I suck. Knowing that I'm still pretty awful at tele turns I opted to traverse down the valley instead of dropping down the slope. Katie, on the other hand, found a nice snow field and took some turns.
Katie Ronsse heading up to Powerline Pass.
Looking down the other side of Powerline Pass. Yep, the sun is still only thinking about coming up.
Ronsse & Valaas on the top of Powerline Pass.