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Stevens Pass skiing photos: Jim Hill Mountain backcountry powder
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This is a gallery of Stevens Pass skiing 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 Jim Hill Mountain, Washington in February, where we found classic Stevens Pass skiing in beautiful untracked powder snow, and a skin track was provided - almost as good as a ski lift!
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from March 5, 2007:
February 28, 2007, Stevens Pass skiing, Jim Hill Mountain powder, Washington
Linda skiing first run
Linda skiing first run
Linda
Linda
David
David
David
David
Linda
Linda
Linda
Linda
David
David
Linda
Linda
David
David skiing second run
David
David
Linda
Linda
David
David
Charles
Charles
David
David skiing third run
David
David
Jim Hill Mountain with ski tracks
Jim Hill Mountain with ski tracks
David
David
Linda
Linda

Photos by David Nicholson and Charles Eldridge


Backcountry skiing trip report:
Stevens Pass skiing, Jim Hill Mountain powder, Washington, February 28, 2007

   Very very nice powder skiing, all the way down into the forest below 4000 feet in Henry Creek valley. Thanks to Joecat and friends who set a great skin track up Henry Creek yesterday! The sun stayed mostly obscured by snow showers, and the temp up in the bowl didn't seem to get above about 20 degrees. There was generally 16-20 inches of cold powdery snow over a firm layer - never felt that layer skiing. The wind picked up in the afternoon and there was quite a bit of snow transport going on above treeline (~5600'). Our uptrack was filled in each time we went back up, and there was some cohesion developing in the upper few inches, but the snow still skied beautifully and seemed safely stable where we were skiing. There were signs of a couple of recent slides in the upper bowl, so we topped out around 6200' for each run skiing down to ~5000 feet each time. Saw a lone skier who seemed to come up from Lanham Lake but went out Henry Creek. One big negative: the usual parking area along Hwy 2 now has big signs saying no parking, you will be towed, area under video surveillance. We parked on a plowed side road a tiny bit to the west, good to have 4WD to get back up the hill to the highway.
   Charles

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