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Backcountry skiing photos: Cerise Creek, Brian's Hut, Mt. Matier, British Columbia
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This is a gallery of photos which appeared on the Turns All Year home page in the past. Thumbnail images on this page can be clicked to view the full-sized photos, and lead into a slide show sequence for the gallery. The photos are from a backcountry skiing trip to Brian's Hut, Cerise Creek, British Columbia. Nearby Mt. Matier and Vantage Peak provided spectacular scenery and backcountry skiing opportunities.
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from May 5, 2003:
Brian's Hut, Cerise Creek, Mt. Matier, British Columbia, April 5-7, 2003
Tent and Mt. Matier, British Columbia
Tent and Mt. Matier,
British Columbia
Nick and Mt. Matier, British Columbia
Nick and Mt. Matier
Vantage Peak, British Columbia
Vantage Peak,
British Columbia
Backcountry skiing below Mt. Matier
Backcountry skiing
below Mt. Matier
Keith's Hut, Cerise Creek, British Columbia
Keith's Hut, Cerise Creek,
British Columbia
Backcountry skiing tracks near Mt. Matier
Backcountry skiing
tracks near Mt. Matier

Photos by Mike Barton and Nick O'Connell

Associated trip report: After many years of a travelling to Elfin Lakes hut in British Columbia, we decided to venture further up Highway 99 to another hut (Brian's Hut) we had heard of near Cerise Creek - about 2 hours farther up the road. You park right on the highway at about 4000 feet. The hut is located at 5500 feet and is proximate to Mt. Matier (9100 ft). It took us about 2 1/2 hours to get there. Because warming was expected to weaken the snowpack, we elected to follow in others tracks and not try any summitting. We did not regret this when we saw an avalanche narrowly miss a summiting party. Our runs were from about 6200-6500 feet down to about 5000 feet. On Sunday (when we managed to stay on north and west facing slopes) the powder skiing was wonderful (nearly a foot deep!), otherwise a bit crusty. Monday brought high winds and wind slab, so after a short run in the trees (~5500 feet), we headed out. This should be a good place for many more weeks! ĘCabin holds about 20 and is packed on weekends. We used tent Saturday and cabin on Sunday. Looked like it was going to be close to full again on Monday. We'll be back!
MikeyB

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