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Venturing into the deep snow in the backcountry

The Skimeister, doing his thing in the snowy Bolton backcountry.

Bolton Valley Resort opened for the weekend today. While folks flocked to the chairlifts, we skinned into the backcountry to the north of the ski area. 

We found a deep snowpack, some open water hazards and thick powder to surf on. The resort was reporting 26 inches of new snow in the last five days. At times I lost my ski pole while pushing in the deep snow. And when I accidentally dove hands-first into the deep powder, it was a chore to extricate myself! It's rather incredible for this early in the season!

Check out the photos from our snowy ski tour.

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