Saturday was a glorious bluebird day in the Sierra and so we wanted to get out and ski some BC. I was interested in skiing some of the lift-assisted “sidecountry” at Kirkwood and I was pumped that my friend Brian was also game to check it out. After a few runs to warm up the legs, we headed out to Thunder Bowl.
The snow was so good in Thunder Bowl that we almost went back, but we opted for a run out in Emigrant Basin instead since Brian had never skied it. California chutes is a Kirkwood classic sidecountry run and since the snow was feeling good on most aspects, it seemed like a great time to hit it. The snow was a little more variable than Thunder Bowl and there were a lot more people out there but it was still super fun! Probably the best snow I’ve skied that thing in!
I was nerding it up with my GoPro and backpack on the lift but I got some great footage.