"I was happy to have made it down without incident. The whole trip people were begging me not to try to ski the mountain. One climber even offered to carry my skis down for me. Amongst the other climbers, there wasn't much belief that it was possible, but I knew it was within my abilities. I didn't get to ski off the summit, but skiing the first descent of the bottleneck and shoulder was incredibly satisfying."
PowderQuest, a US-based company that runs guided ski tours in Argentina and Chile, recently launched an initiative to donate $100 from each tour sold to coastal Chilean towns hit by the earthquake and tsunami. Brigid Mander spoke to owner and founder David Owen about how winter is shaping up down south.
A look back on three powder-filled days with Whistler’s Powder Mountain Cat skiing recalls faceshots, snorkels, and gravity-free pillow lines. Here’s how to plan your own trip for next winter. By Bill Wanrooy.