On April 18 SMI guides Karsten Delap, Kurt Wedberg, and Chris Werner took a day to do a ski tour of Onion Valley. The road has been plowed to the summer trailhead and there is continuous snow right from the car. The weather windless with pleasant temperatures and clear views. Leaving the car at 10:15 am we arrived at the ridgeline above Kearsarge Pass at 1 PM. We had been looking at the perfect spring corn snow all the way on our ascent. After a brief break to enjoy the views into Kearsarge Basin and beyond we stepped into our skis and enjoyed many turns down a blanket of untracked spring corn snow. It was a memorable day with good friends and conditions as good as it gets. Onion Valley once again didn’t disappoint!!
Here are a few pictures. The rest are here: http://kurtwedbergphotography.com/Sierra-Trips/2010-Sierra-Trips/Onion-Valley-Ski-Tour-April-18/11883637_ysaSK#840757551_Kfa36
Gearing up at the car. Continuous snow greeted us right from the parking lot.
Kurt and Chris pause for a moment on the ascent
Chris and Karsten skinning up
Karsten and Chris skinning towards are destination which is the ridgeline just left of the large bare spot
Kartsen and Chris enjoying the view of Kearsarge Basin before skiing down
Thanks for a great day guys!!