March 17, 2010 – Snow Ghosts

Snow Ghosts

Snow Ghosts, Whitefish Mountain Resort

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hello everyone, welcome to my Friday! That’s right, after today I’m gone, which makes this the last post you’ll be seeing this week. Wooooo! I imagine that’s quite a bit more exciting for me than it is for you. But that won’t stop me from celebrating.

These are snow ghosts. Well, okay, they’re trees. But that’s what they call them when they develop that nice thick crust of snow and ice. You see it a lot in Idaho and Montana and inland BC (and probably Alberta, but I haven’t been there to verify that). These actually look more tree-like than a “true” snow ghost, but it at least gives you the idea. (When I was at Big White Ski Resort a number of years ago, a lot of them were so encased in snow and ice that they were just weirdly shaped white lumpy things, kind of like that one in the front row here.) These in particular lived at Whitefish Mountain Resort (formerly Big Mountain) in Whitefish, Montana. Whitefish happens to be one of my three all-time favorite ski mountains (along with Mt. Bachelor in Oregon and Schweitzer in Idaho), so if you’re looking for a place to go this weekend, you should consider it. Personally, I’ll be in Chicago, and I’ve heard rumors that the skiing sucks there. Dang.

Be good this weekend everyone, don’t forget to pay the bills and feed the children. See you on Monday!

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/250s, f/14.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 17mm.

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  1. avatar
    Heather Schmidt March 21, 2010

    if you want a laugh, look up pine knob ski resort in Michigan…I am a mid-west girl and that is what I grew up on. (No wonder I got so broken at Stevens Pass lol)

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    Jason N March 21, 2010

    Great shot!

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    Allison April 5, 2010

    I love this shot. You should check out my shots of Aspen. Makes me think of this one. Very nice work!

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    Lee May 23, 2011

    Wow such an amazing shot. I love the sky as well as the snow ghosts here!

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