|Copper Mountain when seen from the road|
It took us about three hours to reach the summit of Copper which required skinning up 2000 vertical feet. I heard Ralph say - "You are earning your turns" and boy did we. Skinning is much easier than snowshoeing but you are still climbing a mountain in the snow. Once on top it was a little windy and foggy. We took a breather to put our layers back on and gaze over the edge at some large cornices. Ralph and Chris decided to stay up top to cut some of these cornices with Ralph's cornice saw, so John, Dylan and I pulled our skins off and proceeded to hit some untracked.
|John giving us some pointers on cornices and tea|
|Looking over the north edge - carefully!|
|Dylan in anticipation of hitting the powder bowl behind him!|
|It was very difficult to wipe the smiles off our faces after that run!|
|A few of the turns|
Here are a couple of videos that John shot: