Despite the prolonged dry spell on the Coast there still is good skiing to be found!! This week a good friend from Revelstoke came out for some backcountry snowboarding around Whistler. We took it up to the Duffy Lake Road, North of Pemberton. Was a bit of a roll of the dice to decide just what we wanted to ride this day. We opted for the line i have always looked at but never skied, the Birthday Chute off of the Vantage Shoulder. The line is a nice narrow chute about 40 - 45 degrees in to a large fan. Despite lacking snow on the upper pitch so it required some careful down climbing the run was great! [caption id="attachment_904" align="alignleft" width="467" caption="The Birthday Chute off of the Vantage Shoulder"][/caption]   [caption id="attachment_907" align="alignleft" width="467" caption="Mount Matier, Aniversary Glacier, Mount Joffre"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_906" align="alignleft" width="467" caption="Mount Joffre North Face Couloirs"][/caption]