Whitewater

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Ecstasy at Whitewater

2013-01-16 by Backcountry Skiing Canada ......................................................................................
With blue bird skies (the first in several weeks) you can be assured that the ski touring masses will come out from the haze of their hill skiing daze that was the month of December.

After all sun + snow = some pretty decent mid winter ski touring if you know where to look. A quick scan across Ymir Bowl reveals that there are lines-a-plenty all over the place and that people have indeed taken advantage of these sunny days. If you are willing to travel further afield you can still find what you are looking for but be sure to have your skills up to the task. The picture below was taken on a route called "Ecstasy" on Sunday afternoon. This route is directly west of "Whales Back" which is easily viewed from the Glory Ridge Chair. This terrain is all challenging so be sure to take an AST course and also stop by Whitewater this sunday for the Avalanche Awareness Days.

To get more information and find out about all things Backcountry safety be sure to attend the Avalanche Awareness Days at Whitewater this coming Sunday January 20, 2012.

The events are as follows:
9:00 - 3:00pm  Nelson Search & Rescue Info Booth
1:00pm            Companion Rescue & Avy Dog Demonstration
2:00pm            Beacon Olympics:
                       Meet in the meadow - Prizing sponsored by CAC, Backcountryskiingcanada.com, and BCA



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(Be sure to check out our Photo and Video Comp that runs until Feb 28th. The second qualifier ends Jan 31st, so get entering!)

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"Been skiing here for a few years now and it never disappoints, Fresh powder, piles of steep tree runs and little to no lift lines. There is also some awesome back country accessible terrain all around. One of the best places to ski in the world for sure!"
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