After a taste of spring for a few weeks, mother nature has sent a little reminder of winter our way here in Tahoe. This was unusually light snow for spring in Tahoe and the deepest I’ve skied in several years if not my entire life. Good Times! Even though this was all shot in bounds, I carried my full kit of avalanche safety gear including my Deuter Freerider Pro Pack (the best Deuter backpack for backcountry skiing) and Mammut Pulse Barryvox avalanche beacon. Squaw Patrol does an excellent job of avy control, but with that much fresh snow you can’t be to careful. The one piece of gear that I wish I had was a snorkel! A couple of these runs I had to stop and rest because I was literally choking on snow.