Highway to Hell – Line hunting on the Coquihalla

By December 16, 2012 Trip Reports No Comments

This weekend we hit the Coquihalla for the first time this season, pretty rare since it’s usually a solid spot for November turns.

Our day started with a big accident on Highway 1 closing the road and forcing us to drive through the burbs. Two coffees later we were heading up one of go to money zones for some shredding It was a busy day with 3 other parties in the area but we chose to ski a north-facing line, one that I marked last year but never had the weather or stability to hit.

The fog and snow rolled in and out all day which made for crappy pictures but I still managed to capture at least one decent shot. The Coquihalla is in prime condition with a deep stable snow pack. Almost 2m of snow in the alpine has smoothed over most of the landmines. We had great skiing with about 6 inches of fluff on a supportive base. The sun of previous days had cooked anything south facing. North face provided the goods.


The long haul out from our run was not all lost we found what could be a sweet line to hit in the future. The endless possibilities… More big pacific systems look to be rolling in this week. Shred week is looking good!

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