05 January 2017

Turns All Year: Month 62

Winter has been good in the Pacific Northwest so far this season. Early on we had an abundance of snow, most of which was relatively stable in the backcountry until recently. Better still, it was light, fluffy, and playful powder. None of that 'cascade cement' business we're so used to.

To celebrate I got out to play five days in December. It could have been six, but I bailed one day when I should have gone, then made up for it by going the day after Christmas when I should have stayed home. Oh well, you win some. Actually you win all. This is skiing after all.

Here are my favorite shots from December 2016 - Turns All Year Month 62:

Crystal Backcountry - December 4

Katie and Joshua Stern heading into the basin. It was PUKING!

Joshua, Katie, me, and Mitch Pittman, about to drop into the endless pow!

December 6 - Crystal Inbounds

Zee Mountain came out to say hello in the morning.
And we slayed the fresh pow all afternoon. Photo by Jordan Tursi.

December 10 - Crystal Backcountry

Back to the Crystal Backcountry. Looking at a skier in untracked snow might be my very favorite.

Slaying! See the skier through all the pow?

December 26 - Hangover Skiing at Crystal

We got The Skittles back together for a reunion tour. It was as amazing as it sounds.

The Elk was packed when we arrived, but this awesome family made us feel welcome. Thanks Graves Fam!

December 31 - Exploring Mt. Bachelor

Sometimes you take one amazing picture, and stop while you're ahead. Here's Jordan slaying the ice like a pro.

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