Seeing mtskier's shred vid on the first pow of the year in Lolo Pass makes me feel ill. It looks like he found the G-Spot spot in it's prime and I want a piece for myself. Cosmically my homie Mr. Jenkins is riding the same wave. A quick binding adjustment and less than an hour drive from Missoula toward the Idaho border put us in it to win it. We find a well established skin track about 1pm on Monday and cross paths with only one other skier at the beginning of the hike.
He's on the way down from a last lap ( #6 ) after camping the night before. The beta, "its cold and windy up top, but the snow is incredible". A mostly blown out skin track takes us straight up the main ridge and into some funky round towering rock formations classic to this area.
After a stop for water we continue to the top and rip skins in waist deep cold dry white powder. Giddy to find skis on our feet again, Mr. Jenkins and I take quick look around at the scenery and point it downhill. The cruise begins in medium spaced trees and small glades packed with pow.
Halfway down our inaugural drop we pull out of a gully and hit a rad line of little pillow airs built up on knee-high stumps and downed trees. Whoop! Whoop! On our second descent I find a sweet gap off a boulder over the skin track down into another beautiful little meadow filled with untracked pow. Two laps leave us exhausted and ecstatic. La Nina 2, its on.