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  • TR:Hilda Hut, Jan 20-27, 2014

    After last year's epic week at Hilda Hut a group of us went back for another week this year. Last year the snow was perfect... stable and deep when we arrived, with a 25 cm reset mid-week. This year we arrived after almost two weeks of no new snow ands days of high winds in the alpine. Surprisingly, we were still able find some good lines to ski and the bluebird days made for some great tours. The super-comfortable lodge with sauna and wood-fired hot-tub, cold beer in hand, enhanced the ambiance.


    Mount Hilda from Windy Ridge across the Burton Creek valley.

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    Climbing up towards Mount McBride.

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    Heading down to Windy Lake. The run starts out gentle but quickly rolls off to consistently steep slopes.
    Mount Woden is the pointy peak left of centre.

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    Wind scouring the ridge of Mount Hilda.

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    For most of the week, the weather was sunny, sunny, sunny.

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    Heading up one of the many alpine bowls surrounding Hilda Hut.

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    Skinning back up from valley bottom of Burton Creek there are same magnificent old-growth cedars.

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    The moon rising in the late-day mist.

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  • #2
    Great pics...glad you found some good skiing. Those cedars are amazing!
    Yay!...(Drool)


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    • #3
      Very nice, thanks for sharing. Love the cedars! The moon shot is pretty cool!

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      • #4
        Great pictures! Wow, those cedars are HUGE! Thanks.
        Go your own way...the line is shorter.

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        • #5
          Great pics. Thanks for sharing!

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          • #6
            Real nice pictures and a great spot. I think I'll put it on my list.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lowangle al View Post
              I think I'll put it on my list.
              I just did! Only about a three hour drive from my house. I'm there!
              Yay!...(Drool)


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              • #8
                Since there aren't many TR's and pictures being posted right now, I'll add a few more pics from our week at Hilda Hut.



                Mt. Hilda across the Burton Creek valley

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                Boot-packing up the north face of Mt. Hilda

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                North Hilda Bowl

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                Frosty branches after a cool, clear night

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                The setting sun illuminating the spindrift coming off Hilda's west ridge gave the appearance of a volcano at night.

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