Joffre Peak, Aussie Couloir

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Joffre Peak, Aussie Couloir

Post by skykilo » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:31 pm

Sunday was an unknown quantity. I called Alex from Whistler to get infos. Partly sunny at Mt Baker Ski Area? Thoughts of Shuksan percolated through our grey matter but we were in Whistler, it was late and we were tired.

Valley clouds in Whistler? Hmmm... duh duh dur Duffey? I was feeling remiss for not having skied the Aussie Couloir yet, so we took our crunkness to Pemberton, where one of the best DJs in the world was playing at one of the poshest hotels in southwest BC.

I had a discomforting bout with prophecy; second sight comes with onerous responsibility. But I had to go with the flow.

E$ breaks trail toward the Anniversary Glacier.

Today's word is instanchable.

E$ gets a look at the Aussie Couloir.

What kind of grin is that?

Let the light show begin!

T-shirt and no gloves! Looks like I was saying something. It doesn't seem appropriate to write it here.


There were clouds floating on the Matier Glacier and the couloir had a surreal glow.

The wind-whipped snow looks like some desert sandstone formation. I like it.

I wanted to ski the couloir fluidly.

With turns that flow.

In the (nearly) winter solstice's warm glow.


The weird light on the glacier almost makes it look like we're skiing into the ocean.

Fly on the wall.


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Re: Joffre Peak, Aussie Couloir

Post by Jason Hummel » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:43 pm

OMG, I want that line. Love it.

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Re: Joffre Peak, Aussie Couloir

Post by LeeLau » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:13 pm

Happy birthday. Very hard to get decent snow in that POS couloir but you got it,

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Re: Joffre Peak, Aussie Couloir

Post by Atraslin » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:09 am

This is a true classic line.Very aesthetic.Must have been nice to hit it in those conditions.
I skied it last year in spring conditions.I'm entering the zone of cross blogging here:

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Post by Diamond Dachshund » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:50 pm

That light is delicious. Line quality, superb. A+++ would refresh again.

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Re: Joffre Peak, Aussie Couloir

Post by mtraslin » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:06 am

Well december no doubt! The Flett brothers and Beaker would be proud...Jump turn city in the early 90's..

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Re: Joffre Peak, Aussie Couloir

Post by E_$ » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:31 pm

An incredible berfday trip!

I was flowing like sands through an hourglass--no faster than time. Sky's vocal dystentery, however, threatened some kinda sonicaqueous boom--we veritably floated up the couloir on the strength of his boiling, raging flow.

That trip both reinvigorated and beat me down--perfect for a birthday. Thanks buddy.

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Re: Joffre Peak, Aussie Couloir

Post by DonJuanPakistan » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:19 pm

This isn't really doin' it for me. Maybe because I've been at a ski shop for the last four lifetimes adjusting other people's ski equipment.

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