Quick weekend report posted from the Glenrowan Maccas while we wait for one of our mates coming on our Feathertop trip.
We bounced out of bed early on Saturday and were the first public on the Bull Run chair, while there had been further snow on Friday night it was definitely a case of ‘ya shoulda been here yesterday’ – normally I’d have jumped in the car but had to organise the Ford Ranger and a few things for our week ski touring trip at Feathertop so I had to suffer through the descriptions of Friday and make the most of Saturday. Visibility was nil and we spent most of the morning in the Bull Run & Southside area, with some forays into Grimus later. It snowed on & off throughout the day but the temperature gradually rose which turned the freshies into heavier wet snow by the afternoon. No point taking photos apart from one at Bull Run first thing, and a short Viddy.
Sunday morning the weather cleared and the temperatures plummeted, which meant all the off-piste froze absolutely solid. So we worked our way around the Northside until we saw Frenchman’s, and seeing that it was covered we immediately bolted for the lodge to grab our touring gear & got out there. We skied this seldom skied face, skinned back out then traversed back under the Chutes back to civilisation. The amount of avalanche debris was amazing, and there were definite avalanche bed slide paths under Chute 3. A patroller who knows I like skiing the Chutes told me not to head there yesterday, and he was 100% correct.
Apologies about the briefness of the report, banging it out quickly while I get the chance, keep an eye out for pics from our upcoming Feathertop trip!