July 1, 2009 – Chair Peak from Alpental

Chair Peak seen from Alpental Ski Area

Chair Peak seen from Alpental Ski Area

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


This is a view of Chair Peak, seen from near the top of chair 2 at Alpental, a little ski area near Seattle. This was (obviously) on a nice bright sunny day, which is actually pretty rare for the Pacific Northwest in the winter. Our skiing is fantastic, and we get tons of snow, but the downside to having more snowy days than not is that you rarely get to see the sun on the slopes. So when it comes out, you’ve got to jump on it.

Most of the terrain you’re looking at is accessible for backcountry skiing if you’re so inclined. In fact, if you look closely, you can see a group of folks traversing that big bowl to find the right line.

I’m running out of things to say here. The lower half of Alpental is open for night skiing until 10 pm. So it’s fun to head up there after work to get in some turns. Uhhmm… Yeah, that’s it for today.

Map: http://bit.ly/Fxiny

Notes: Canon PowerShot S230 (Point and shoot). 1/400s, f/9.0.

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