Today I skinned up A-Basin from the parking lot to the upper section of East Wall, then skied down North Chute, back to the parking lot. To get a feel for backcountry skiing, I was wore a full pack, including my avalanche beacon, probe and shovel.
It was my first time skiing with a pack on, and in retrospect, it was probably a mistake to ski a 45Â° slope right off the bat. It went okay, though, and once I got to more mellow terrain everything went great. Tomorrow I’ll try without the pack.
This video isn’t the greatest, but it shows the view well enough:
And the GPS track of the skin up and ski down…