EASTERN SIERRA | CALIFORNIA | UNITED STATES
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Brennanlagasse: January 27, 2012 Uphill: 4,891 ft. | Downhill: 4,891 ft. Blower pow, this up high, great couloir skiing!...[view]
Brennanlagasse: November 9, 2011 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. An unreal powder day in the classic Bloody Couloir....[view]
Seattleslider: July 1, 2011 Uphill: 3,400 ft. | Downhill: 3,400 ft. Only 5-10min walk along Virginia Lake before and after skinning fine corn on the peak just south of Dunderberg...[view]
Seattleslider: June 30, 2011 Uphill: 1,600 ft. | Downhill: 1,600 ft. Nice light breeze for a late afternoon ski tour. Turned around 300' below the crest when I found 3" slush from Tuesday nights snowfall. Great butter (and some sandy debris here and there) the lower 10...[view]
Seattleslider: June 28, 2011 Uphill: 1,000 ft. | Downhill: 1,000 ft. Nice corn but wind, raindrops, and thunderstorm forecast scared me off too early. :-(...[view]
Seattleslider: June 27, 2011 Uphill: 2,500 ft. | Downhill: 2,500 ft. Skied to highest soft snow on Mt Dana, about 12300'. Good corn until the last few hundred feet on nw slopes, then runnels and sun cups....[view]
Brennanlagasse: June 14, 2011 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 5,100 ft. Amazing day off Tioga Pass with conditions just about as fat as they get down there.But the sun is hot, it's finally not snowing in the Sierra, so get on it while the gettin' is good!...[view]
Alpenglowsports: May 1, 2011 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Patricia Bowl, Pointless Peak....[view]
Alpenglowsports: April 29, 2011 Uphill: 4,600 ft. | Downhill: 4,600 ft. Up the Wahoo gullies, down Kindergarten Chute....[view]
Brennanlagasse: April 22, 2011 Uphill: 8,100 ft. | Downhill: 8,100 ft. A nice long slog as Big Willy always seems to be. The lower portion of the mountain is about as treacherous as backcountry bushwhacking gets (ie. the thick willow picture), but we still managed to ski...[view]
Brennanlagasse: April 4, 2011 Uphill: 5,200 ft. | Downhill: 5,100 ft. 5 Star Eastside Corn going off right now! Spring is going to be fun in the Eastern Sierra!...[view]
Brennanlagasse: March 29, 2011 Uphill: 6,500 ft. | Downhill: 6,000 ft. Not as much snow in the Southern Sierra compared to the North right now (700 inches at Squaw!). Still, great turns up high and always a treat to be skiing on Big Willy.Lots of unconsolidated slop down...[view]
Jeffdostie: January 28, 2011 Uphill: 7,350 ft. | Downhill: 7,350 ft. What a great descent!!...[view]
Brennanlagasse: January 18, 2011 Uphill: 4,500 ft. | Downhill: 4,500 ft. The Juneuary Harvest is on. Perfect corn at the top, and smooth butter for the rest of this long south facing corn run. I almost forgot how good corn is until we skied this. No pow around means adapt ...[view]
Brennanlagasse: January 8, 2011 Uphill: 8,000 ft. | Downhill: 8,000 ft. Amazing day on the highest peak in the lower 48. A great long run for a great cause. Mostly powder, but of course some variability throughout the descent.The wind was killer, but clear skies held and ...[view]
Jeffdostie: January 8, 2011 Uphill: 7,950 ft. | Downhill: 7,950 ft. Another great day in the mountains with Darkstar and the Fruminator. Another classic in great conditions....[view]
Jeffdostie: January 7, 2011 Uphill: 4,100 ft. | Downhill: 4,100 ft. Powder, powder and more powder. What a great run!!...[view]
Brennanlagasse: January 6, 2011 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Another amazing day out with Alpenglowsports. Skiing mostly cold, light, fluffy powder in such a long couloir with walls so big, that faces mostly east is a truely a dream run.The Eastern Sierra is lo...[view]
Brennanlagasse: December 12, 2010 Uphill: 4,200 ft. | Downhill: 4,200 ft. Made it to the Eastside for the first time this season today. The Chute skied well-mostly a mix of windboard and chalk up high. Lower, a rain crust was in effect till around 10k. Always great to get d...[view]
Brennanlagasse: June 6, 2010 Uphill: 1,600 ft. | Downhill: 2,100 ft. Skied the aesthetic Chute Out Couloir off the Dana Plateau Sunday. Instead of skining up the relatively steep Ellery Bowl, we used access from the top of Tioga Pass to shave a few hundred vert off the...[view]
Brennanlagasse: June 5, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 4,300 ft. Linked up this classic with a solid group of skiers and riders this weekend. Still amazing amounts of snow in the Eastern Sierra, although we've gone from full-on winter, to (almost) full-on summer in...[view]
Tonybird: May 1, 2010 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. Lubken Couloir generally keeps its snow late. It's easily seen southbound on 395 into Lone Pine. Approach via North Lubken Creek, the second drainage south of Tuttle Creek. West on Whitney Portal Road...[view]
Brennanlagasse: April 23, 2010 Uphill: 5,000 ft. | Downhill: 5,000 ft. A week before my departure to Denali, one of my partners and a tele skiers who'd guided several trips up there went down to ski the classic Third Pillar couloir off the Dana Plateau.April has been mor...[view]
Brennanlagasse: April 15, 2010 Uphill: 9,000 ft. | Downhill: 6,000 ft. A major mission to the Sierra's second highest peak. Been wanting to get down here for a while, and now I know why it has the reputaion it does for eating skiers alive. IT'S BIG! It's also 8k of eleva...[view]
Brennanlagasse: April 9, 2010 Uphill: 5,000 ft. | Downhill: 5,000 ft. Dropped in from 12 grand Friday to some sweet pow in the Ripper Chute off the Dana Plateau outside Yosemite National Park. Amazing conditions with 2500 vert of pow, 2200 vert of perfect corn below, an...[view]
Brennanlagasse: March 20, 2010 Uphill: 6,000 ft. | Downhill: 6,000 ft. Skied one of the massive Eastside giants on the vernal equinox last Saturday. Basin, at 13,240, is a mellow mountain, when compared with other eastside descents, but 100% classic. The couloir skis mor...[view]
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