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Earnsturns: February 10, 2011 Uphill: 2,600 ft. | Downhill: 2,600 ft. Still trying to find good snow we went to the northern point of the Smokey's to this 10,000+ foot peak and skied a steep east facing line that was pretty hard to ski. It was wind and sun effected but...[view]
Earnsturns: February 8, 2011 Uphill: 2,200 ft. | Downhill: 2,200 ft. We decided to do a long tour and ski a cool line off of the tallest peak in the smokey's since there hasn't been any major snow fall in almost 6 weeks. We skied an east facing couloir that was betwee...[view]
Earnsturns: February 5, 2011 Uphill: 3,100 ft. | Downhill: 3,100 ft. After over a month without any major snow fall we finally found some consistent powder that was wind loaded from the NW on the Titus ridge side of Galena Pass between 8500/10,000 feet. A small storm ...[view]
Earnsturns: January 29, 2011 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. After almost a month without any major snow accumulation, warm temperatures and lots of wind from the NW has made it hard to find skiable powder. We found boot top powder on a NE facing slope just be...[view]
Earnsturns: January 16, 2011 Uphill: 2,000 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. This was suppose to be a good storm day. We were planning on skiing something closer to Ketchum but it was raining most of the way up Galena Pass. We skied on the Smokey mountain side of the pass on...[view]
Earnsturns: January 15, 2011 Uphill: 3,200 ft. | Downhill: 3,200 ft. We skied a little west of Ketchum on a mostly north facing slope in between 6500/8500 feet. The snow was light recycled powder, kind of faceted on top but the pit scores were really stable. Top laye...[view]
Earnsturns: January 8, 2011 Uphill: 3,100 ft. | Downhill: 3,100 ft. We skied on a mostly north facing and around 9000/9500 feet.Wind, mild weather, and lack of recent significant snowfall the snow pack has condensed and stabilized in some sheltered places like this on...[view]
Earnsturns: January 6, 2011 Uphill: 200 ft. | Downhill: 1,700 ft. Last day in Coyote yurt. One long run down a west facing slope with a heavy pack. The snow was still good and light although it was pretty warm out up high from inversions....[view]
Earnsturns: January 5, 2011 Uphill: 3,400 ft. | Downhill: 3,400 ft. The 2nd day in Coyote yurt was pretty awesome. We had a great tour and skied multiple exposures between 8000 and 9000 feet. Everything we skied was light powder that has gotten quite a bit more dens...[view]
Earnsturns: January 4, 2011 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 1,800 ft. This was the first day of a three day yurt trip at the Coyote yurt. We skied a couple of runs on west and east facing slopes around 8500 feet. The snow was light and fluffy with some wind affect in ...[view]
Earnsturns: December 30, 2010 Uphill: 3,200 ft. | Downhill: 3,200 ft. We skied about 20 miles north of Ketchum on mainly NE facing slopes around 9200 feet. The snow had been exposed to the wind but was really light so it skied well and didn't have too bad of a crust. ...[view]
Earnsturns: December 27, 2010 Uphill: 1,500 ft. | Downhill: 1,500 ft. We skied closer to town, in between Ketchum and Hailey on a NW facing slope around 6000/7500 feet. There were only a couple feet of lite snow, so it was pretty skimpy. Hopefully the storm that is co...[view]
Earnsturns: November 21, 2010 Uphill: 3,200 ft. | Downhill: 3,200 ft. We skinned up Baldy, our local ski resort, because there is not enough snow to safely ski in the backcounty yet. Most of the snow up there is man made and not very consistent. It is suppose to snow ...[view]
Freeheelgirl: March 20, 2010 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. At 8,200', the snowpack had a supportable crust on sun-exposed slopes, with deep powder in shade, and a continuing layer of deep (approx. 10-12 inches) faceted hoarfrost at the ground. Our pit test s...[view]
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