Wanna be the first in the parking lot on a storm day? All-wheel drive, 300Hp, and throw in a rear spoiler to press you onto the snowy road at 80mph.
New offering from Wolf Creek - learn the various access gates to the advanced side of the mountain that are served by the Alberta Lift.
Wolf Creek ski instructor showing us various landmarks in the middle of the storm.
Bowl skiing on days like this can be a bit daunting. That first roll away - is it a cornice, or just a moderate pitch? Think safety!
Second day. I took the Alberta lift and hiked the ridge to Alberta Peak. I couldn't go any farther after ten minutes because nobody had hiked to the peak from this chair...and I wasn't going to break trail in knee keep snow. So I settled for dropping into a bowl a few hundred yards from the summit. At least the slopes were not crowded out here.
Cornices abound on this section of the ridge.
Alberta Peak is faintly visible up the ridge.
Dropping the cornice.
Just right of center you can see the walkway along part of the knife ridge. Just left of center a lone skier shoulders his skis and hikes farther out for some of the steep stuff.
I prepared to drop in on moderate angle terrain and follow the snow boarders.