Float through powder - Metro US

Float through powder

Fresh snow falls lightly from the sky as our group leaves the comfort of our vehicles and heads off into the B.C. backcountry north of Squamish. The visibility is perfect as we navigate into the high alpine and see the untouched steep slopes that we will soon be skiing.

Ski touring in the spring usually ensures good weather, great snow conditions and longer days, which enable you to get in more fresh powder turns.

At the top of our destination we peeled the skins off our skis and donned an extra layer of clothing for the ski down. The snow had stopped and the sun had started to find its way through the clouds.

In front of us lay tons of deep fluffy powder and my adrenaline started to rise as I dropped into the trees.

Powder surrounded my body as I floated through the snow. After celebrating at the bottom, we re-applied our skins for another trip to the top for more powder.

If you’re looking to discover the backcountry then take a proper avalanche clinic with your group of friends. This way you will learn the most important aspects of safe travel practices. Initial avalanche safety, regular bulletins and avalanche clinics can be found at avalanche.ca

Gear Guide:

G3 Targa Ascent Crosstour Binding

  • Description:
    Telemark with the best and lightest binding in the business. The G3
    Ascent is a high-performance binding for skiing and in tour mode, the
    toe plate pivots unrestricted and eliminates the burden of boot flex
  • Price: $271
  • Where to find it: www.genuineguidegear.com

CAC Avaluator Card

  • Description:
    The Avaluator card helps you focus on the four key components of
    avalanche safety: trip planning, identifying avalanche terrain, slope
    evaluation, and good travel habits.
  • Price: $10
  • Where to find it: www.mec.ca

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