Mt Quadra

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, poor weather and the dreaded 4 letter W word have reduced spring skiing to merely a nagging idea in the back of my mind. Luckily I have Jeff to share his spring stoke and when he e-mailed me with the heads up that there was going to be a good weather window, the wheels started to turn.
 
 Any skier who’s spent anytime in the Rockies has stared at the 3/3.5 couloir and imagined shredding turns down it. Simply put, it’s perfect; steep, long, aesthetic and elusive. Conditions are ephemeral, you need to dial the weather window to ski it in good conditions and it’s not a piece of terrain to be taken lightly.  Atop this mighty beast is the haven known as the Neil Colgan hut, providing shelter to mountaineers looking to bag Mt Phay, Quadra or any of the other “ten peaks”.
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