Skiing in a White Out

Everybody would prefer to ski on a beautiful blue bird day... but you just spent 3 hours driving to the resort and your weeks wages on lift tickets for the whole family. Your going skiing if it's last thing you do! 

Look on the bright side... there's probably some fresh snow and nobody else is out tracking it up. Here's a few tips to help you make the most of it...

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gpatters
gpatters
2 years ago

Great tips, skinerd. Having skied a season at Big Whiteout*, I have a couple more that may help on limited vis days: 1. Follow the guy/girl in the high vis jacket. (Quick now, before they get out of sight!) Assuming the person in front knows what they are doing and isn’t skiing too fast,a lead skier provides a reference point in a field of white and an indicator of conditions. (If they suddenly disappear it may be a good idea to stop…) 2. Ski near or in the trees. Trees provide a static reference point and colour contrast. They also… Read more »

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