American Mountain Guides Association Ski Mountaineering Guides Course and Aspirant Exam Joffre Shoulder Tour Day

Today was a tour day, and what a tour it was!  At our morning guide meeting we immediately ruled out touring out of bounds at Whistler and Blackcomb ski areas.  This was due to the patrol doing avalanche control on the fresh 3 feet of snow that had fallen the day before.  (That’s  a meter in Canadian)  We ended up touring on Joffre peak and the Joffree should.  While we never were able to venture to far above tree line (which is only about 6500 feet here) we got some great observations and great powder skiing!  After being out all day we lapped about 4000 feet of knee deep powder.  Tomorrow we are going over to the other side of the road to ski Cayoosh peak.  Our multitude of options include the Armchair glacier, Million Dollar Coulior, and the Ottoman.  More reports and pictures to follow!

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