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Lots or reports from skiing around the Pacific Northwest, with some East Coast excursions thrown in for good measure

Day 10 – Mission Ridge

Clear, sunny, cold, 7 inches of new and few people. A perfect day to explore Mission Ridge. We’d been twice before, but only on foggy days and when an old slow lift crawled to the top. With the new (well, slightly used) detachable chair to the top of the bowl, it’s now easy to pick off the many runs that drop from the ridge lines.

The skiing was excellent all day, cold crisp snow and good coverage everywhere. My highlights were a descent through a chute in the Bomber Cliffs, and a hike along Windy Ridge to drop in to knee deep, untracked powder at 3pm. And there remain unlimited lines to poke around in the many tree runs that prevail all over the mountain, many of which have an excellent, consistent and challenging fall line.

I suspect we’ll be using up our five free days at Mission this season.

A mere 5,500m verts due to guiding responsibilities. But they were all good ‘uns

Season so far – 10 days, 6 powder days, 76,000m

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