Skiing in the Valhallas, B.C.

Chico North, Day Two

In early February, Jenny and I left for the Valhalla Range near Nakusp B.C. for a week of skiing. We arrived as the layer of surface hoar was buried about 10-15 cms and that made all the difference in being able to get onto most of the terrain we wanted to ski that week. At the end of the week, the mountains picked up an additional 15 cms of snow causing the buried SH layer to become reactive. We had a great week of skiing a Valhalla lodge. The arrival and highmarking of some of the bowls by sledders on the bluebird day of our arrival made me especially pleased that this will never happen at the Downing Mountain Lodge!

Woden Peak South, skinning windy ridge

McKean North

McKean North

McKean Ridge NW

Chico North

Stooges to a lake, Beyond Chico

Top of Stooges

Rolling Thunder Ridge

Rolling thunder, pitch one!

McKean Pass

Above Sunset Lake

Rumple Bowl West

Looking down rumple bowl

The Parley Gate, North

Second chute in the Parley Way

Entering the skinny, Purple Haze skiers right

The Skinny

The Hike out

Beneath Woden North

McKean Lake art

Valhalla Lodge

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