This was an incredible weekend ski touring and exploring an area just north of Pemberton, BC.
We headed into a zone slightly east of the Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. It’s home to a lovely little cabin, Keith’s Hut, which was to be our base for the weekend. We completely lucked out with blue skies, numerous bowls of fresh untouched powder and good avalanche conditions.
We parked where Cerise Creek meets the Duffy Lake Rd and made our way into the area from there. An easy-going trail weaves it’s way through the trees along the snow-covered creek for about 2kms and 300m of elevation before emerging into the main area. We set off from the car park at 7am to make the most of the skiing, once we had arrive at the hut. It also meant the tour in to the area was stunning as the sun came up…
Many of the photos come courtesy of Alex ‘Danger’ Miller.
After 2 hours we made it to Keith’s Hut. A very impressive and well kitted-out hut nestled in trees on top of the ridge which leads up to Mount Joffre. A great base to explore the many peaks, bowls and ridges in the area.
After we off-loaded the camping kit and had a quick bite to eat, we headed directly up the ridge towards Mount Joffre and Motel 66 (a sheltered camping and bivvy spot at the base of Anniversary Glacier).
Once we got to Motel 66 it provides for some pretty epic views of the surrounding playground we had all weekend to explore.
It’s worth clicking on the photo above, simply to zoom in and try to spot the people (black specks) on Anniversary Glacier – it puts the size of the place into perspective.
After getting up to Motel 66, a short 45min tour from the hut, it was time to get the skins off, clip in and get some lines in…
After a days skiing fresh tracks, we headed back to Keith’s Hut for the evening to get a good feed and find out who we were going to be sharing the floor with…
The following day offered more blue skies and more fresh lines in incredible snow.