Ben Starky, Saign Charlestein and Rowan Stewart making their way up through Paradise!

This last weather system, along with this past season, was too much for a couple hundred PNW “ski skinners” to NOT call it a SIC day. I met up with Adam to get a 9AM start to the day, but as we were driving into the Park we got word the gate wouldn’t open until 10AM (I would have liked that extra hour of sleep, starting my day from Snoqualmie Pass 😉 ). As we stood around the parking lot chatting and catching up with friends, we were amazed to see car after car roll into the lot, all with the same thing in mind (or kind of the same idea)… Ride fresh snow!


A little catching up as we waited for the gate to open on 11/4/15

Once the gate opened, the charge uphill was on, and felt like it was a Vertfest event! The skiing was great and the sun was blazing down, until we left the snowfields, where a wall of thick fog meet us for the entire journey back to Paradise. Later that night as we were all eating dinner, I’d heard from another friend, who came out after sunset, that a lot of people were still on the mountain. YIKES, hope they had headlamps!

Below is a recap of this week, seen through the lens of Carl Simpson

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