Backcountry skiing (Coomback) 2:30:00  13.0 km (11:32 / km) +950m 8:27 / km
A bit of a longer day with Travis and Courtney than planned... started by driving to the Gorge but the 7km corner stymied us. At least 20cm of new snow there and no plow to be seen (might have pulled out or maybe hadn't been plowed yet). The vehicle in front of us made it but by packing down the snow made it very slick. Chains might have allowed us to make it but I still haven't gotten chains for this truck. Turned around and went to Corbin's. Less snow and coverage than in the Monashees. As the climb is mainly on a road the lower starting elevation was OK but we couldn't ski out the usual avy path descent due to low coverage. Definitely a bit of a walk today... a few turns on the way down here and there. To top it off I left my skis in the snowbank and didn't notice until I got home. I blame the trucker who was asking me about my truck as I was taking off my skis. An hour of extra driving to pick up the missing skis was not my favourite part of the day.
Interesting to check out the approach to Corbin's as I had never been. Would be an easy sled up to access the backside.