Lots of Vertical

We had a great weekend for skiing and snowboarding this weekend.  It snowed on and off most of the week and the snow was deep and fluffy all weekend. 

 On Saturday we did a backcountry tour on the Pink Pine ridgeline and up into the White Pine basin.  Our final run from a ridgeline above White Pine resulted in about 2300 vertical feet of great powder and fun turns.  The ridgeline was beautiful because the trees were frosted with the snow from all the previous storms and we had beautiful views of most of the peaks in Little Cottonwood Canyon.  The only downside was that we did ski this part until after noon.  Mid day is not a good time to take photos.  I definitely want to shoot this area again but in the early morning sun. 

Snowboarding in the White Pine Basin in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.  Copyright Nate Young and Crux Photo.

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~ by cruxphoto on January 14, 2008.

2 Responses to “Lots of Vertical”

  1. I would take any of those days instead of the dead zone we call winter here in Southern Indiana 🙂

  2. Winters in the mountains are amazing here in Utah. The valley can get pretty bad. We get the dreaded inversion, which is basically polution that just gets stuck in the valley. I know the winter back in that area; I great up in Southern Ohio.

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