May 28, 2013
IMG guides Dallas Glass and Cedric Gamble had a rewarding day of ski guiding on the flanks of Mt Rainier over the holiday weekend. While most folks have hung up their skis for the season, the ample snowfalls and mountainous terrain of the northwest, allows for superb ski conditions well into the summer. What better way to sharpen your backcountry skills and learn new terrain, than to spend a day ski touring with a guide on Mt. Rainier?
Despite the forecast for rain showers and gloomy clouds at Paradise in the morning, the group decided to head out to ski Cowlitz Rocks. The forecast played to their favor keeping most would-be-Memorial Day skiers at home. The cloudy skies eventually cleared providing dynamic views and enjoyable skiing in this truly alpine setting. It just goes to show that sometimes the mountain will reward you for braving a little drizzle.
After several laps of spring skiing and with huge smiles on all faces the group returned safely to Paradise. There’s just something special about celebrating the unofficial start to summer with a big day of ski touring.