Andrew Eckels just sent this one over last night… After a pow filled December the PNW got its typical stretch of midwinter high pressure coupled great snow conditions and bomber stability. For two weeks we toured out of the Heather Meadows parking lot and checked off a plethora of lines that had been on our list since last season. As the days wore on conditions got more variable and the low hanging fruit got tracked out, but we managed to stay one step ahead of the curve the whole time finding fun conditions on protected north faces far away from the crowded Bagley basin. On Wednesday the 16th we toured out to the Coleman Pinnacle and put in 3 laps on the point to the south of it dubbed “Outer Space”. On Saturday the 19th myself Woods, Jackson Blackburn, and Brendan Wells got out to a line we had scoped for some time that dropped into Avalanche Gorge. It had slid close to the top but the bed surface still made for enjoyable skiing down 1500 vertical feet of steep fall line. Before the high pressure window closed a big crew of my friends went out on the 21st and harvested corn on the rolling south slopes of Ptarmigan peak. It was a weather window I won’t soon forget, but for now I say bring on the powder!