Wrapping up February at Mission Ridge
March 4, 2017
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There was some seriously wild PNW weather in mid-February, and when we arrived at Mission at President’s weekend Saturday, it was clearly in ice-storm recovery mode. We had 2 inches of heavy snow on firm stuff underneath, which was excellent for 3 runs. Then it got skied off. So Saturday was ok, but by Monday the ski hill was covered in many more inches of super light snow and we had a genuine, wonderful powder day. It was a day spent in trees that now have fantastic cover. Pick a line off the cat track or sneak into Wawa trees, and there was great pow everywhere.
Epic line off The Big Rock
Kathy on Wawa
Jan on Wawa
Kathy on Alah trees
The Flying Squirrel in gnarly steep trees
The Flying Squirrel
Gene in Wawa trees
The following weekend was a little similar. Saturday was a good groomer day with fun off-piste excursions. Sunday was a dumping powder day. More snow. More ripping tree avoiding excitement. And there were maybe 500 people on the hill. Welcome to Mission Ridge.
Pres Weekend: 5600m, 9500m, 8500m vert
Sat 8500m, Sunday 8200m vert
Season Totals: 39 days, 321,700m vert, 10 powder days