“Insta-Winter” is a term that has been going around here in the skiing community lately. Well, for those who have been making it up to higher ground; it’s been raining below 6000′. Galena Pass has received 4+ feet of snow over the past few days and yesterday I got a taste of the amazing start to Winter we are experiencing here in Idaho. I headed out with friends, Blase, Matt, and Rene.
Matt and Rene, a couple I met via my wedding photography business, who are two amazing people that I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the relationship turn from “client” to “great friends,” just returned from an around the world trip no more than 24 hours before they were in the rAstro van yesterday morning heading up to Galena for some backcountry turns!
Blase is one of our local avalanche forecasters–always nice having a pro along to make the call on conditions! He and I had our sites on a run neither of us had skied as it is typically either too firm or too sketchy to get after. But considering the maritime like snowpack we have received, we were able to ski it yesterday in fast, soft, powder!