Posts Tagged: Chair Peak

July 20, 2011 – Chair Peak from International Bowl

Chair Peak from International Bowl

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I know, I know, another winter picture. Hey, it’s what I had handy. This is a view from in-bounds at Alpental (a ski area near Seattle), looking into the backcounty. That’s chair peak, and I was standing in International Bowl when I took the shot. I know I’ve said this before, but this is, more often than not, the kind of weather we get at our ski resorts. Lots of great snow, just not a whole lot of blue sky. Sometimes you’re skiing in the fog, sometimes the fog lifts a bit, but it’s generally pretty grey.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/200s, f/13.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 50mm.

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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.


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

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