Three Doors - VMT - March 11, 2005
Ruby Basin || Pyramid- Shannon Lake || Ruby - Sapphire - Emerald|| Little Sister - Big Mama|| The Jewels and Star Sapphire || Three Doors || Little Sister - Jasmin ||
No pictures today. More rain in the night means crusty conditions everywhere. In a vain attempt to find some touring we head off to the Three Doors area. Unfortunately no-one can be talked into a tour. Not all is wasted though as we decide to get a refresher snow pit and snow science course from Rupert and Jonny. We then end the afternoons' ski with some bracing crust-busting practise down the slopes of Three Doors.
Not all is lost though. At about 4 o'clock it starts snowing hard! At 4.30 I manage to talk Jonny into a quick ski; 45minutes and 450m later we are at the top of Ruby Basin; get a quick ski down one of the steeper chutes to the west of the ridgeline with untouched tracks and enjoy some nice skiing on the approximately 5 - 10cms of new snow and are back at the lodge comfortably in time for dinner by 5.45. No headlamps required. Thanks Jonny!
We end the day with 1135m