Avalance Course.

We just finished a 2-day avalanche course with Black Diamond Tours. Super informative and a fun 2 days with JS. I can say with certainty that the course is just the tip of the iceberg in understanding our winter playground and puts us on the path of forever learning more.

A great 2 days and I’m looking forward to digging some more pits this week to learn more. Snow is in pretty good shape but has a couple of funky layers to be aware and cautious of – a nice 4m snow pack out there in places – and it’s still December!

What we missed...ouch.

What we missed...ouch.

The avvy god... be kind to Niseko this year.

The avvy god... be kind to Niseko this year.

Run Gavin Run.

Run Gavin Run.

Practice Searching.

Practice Searching.

Found the bag - alive!

Found the bag - alive!

Beacon, Shovel, Probe.

Beacon, Shovel, Probe.

BDL Tours new location - the peak in full sun...

BDL Tours new location - the peak in full sun...

Day 2 - off to dig some pits!

Day 2 - off to dig some pits!

Split Boards - awesome.

Split Boards - awesome.

Measuring the slope gradient.

Measuring the slope gradient.

Stoked on shoveling.

Stoked on shoveling.

Digging the pit to do a full snow profile.

Digging the pit to do a full snow profile.

Checking the layers in the snow.

Checking the layers in the snow.

Super Slab!

Super Slab!

Looking at the layers in the snow pack.

Looking at the layers in the snow pack.

Krusty won 'the nicest pit digging contest' - smooth edges!

Krusty won 'the nicest pit digging contest' - smooth edges!

Searching (for beacons instead of freshies)

Searching (for beacons instead of freshies)

All found, all safe - home time.

All found, all safe - home time.

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